This much-needed book demystifies the unique and sometimes puzzling behaviors of individuals with Asperger Syndrome by letting the reader experience the world from the perspective of a young child with Asperger Syndrome. The brief, easy-to-understand text is accompanied by whimsical cartoon-like characters. --From the Publisher
Elisa Gagnon, Ms.Ed., is coordinator, Asperger Syndrome Project, University of Kansas Medical Center. Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D., a consultant with the Ziggurat Group, the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, and the Education and Treatment Services Project for Military Dependent Children with Autism, was the recipient of the Autism Society of America s Outstanding Professional Award; the Princeton Fellowship Award; and the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award. She has written over 150 articles and books on autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns (with Southwick) and Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success (with Adreon). The latter was the winner of the Autism Society of America s Outstanding Literary Work. Brenda has made over 500 presentations all over the world, and served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee. Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Organization for Autism Research and Maap Services Inc. In addition, she was recently acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world from 1997 to 2004.
I have used this book for years in my college classroom. It gives a clear and easily understood portrait of Asperger Syndrome.Published 20 months ago by Joan Silver
This is a great book when needing to explain to others about Asperger Syndrome. Great resource to have on hand.Published on March 9, 2013 by R. Casey
The book describes a specific child, and says "This is Asperger's".
Kind of like - "She loves pink. That's a girl. She hates watching sports. That's a girl." etc. Read more
I ordered this to read to a second grade class to help them understand a classmate of theirs. The book presents Asperger's from a very narrow and negative standpoint and may be... Read morePublished on November 30, 2011 by sunny
As a grown man with Aspergers, this book while hitting the nail on the head in a lot of aspects, noting the difficulty with social situations and making friends, the preference for... Read morePublished on June 21, 2009 by LG
I would recommend this book to read with a youth that suffers from aspergers or has a sibling or friend with aspergersPublished on January 13, 2009 by J. Brooks
This is the first book on my "So You'd Like to..." list, which is book suggestions for parents seeking to introduce their child to his or her own Autism/Asperger Syndrome. Read morePublished on January 9, 2007 by Shannon Ahern
My 8 year old daughter was just recently diagnosed with AS and so I began a search for a variety of books to read myself and read along with my daughter. Read morePublished on July 6, 2006 by Chimommy
This book is a good place to start. It has very remedial information on how Asperger's Syndrome (AS) appears to others. Read morePublished on March 18, 2006 by William McNeill