Books We Like

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Cynthia Kim shares all the quirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in this accessible, witty and honest guide. From being labelled nerdy and shy as an undiagnosed child to redefining herself when diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as an adult, she describes how her perspective shifted to understanding a previously largely incomprehensible world and combines this with extensive research to explore the 'why' of ASD traits.

A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.

Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.

I Know You're In There - Winning our War Against Autism is the true account of a family's triumph over autism. Ryan's parents realized there was something not right with their son. They knew it before the psychiatrist predicted Ryan would end up in an institution. 

                                                                 

Ryan's mom chronicles the long and difficult road she traveled to help her son become the successful young man he is today. Ryan's family couldn't give on him, because sometimes they caught a glimpse of the kid they knew was in there. Ryan now does all the things the experts said could never happen. He works as a systems engineer at a major aerospace company. But more importantly, he has friends and is happy.   

Living on your own for the very first time can be exciting yet nerve-wracking--you'll search for roommates, interview for jobs, manage finances, and form relationships. But adjusting to this new life can seem especially difficult when you're on the Autism Spectrum.

 

With Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum, you will gain the confidence, support, and guidance you need to finally experience life on your own.

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