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About Irene Tanzman
Irene Tanzman, a former healthcare program administrator and data analyst, is a staunch advocate for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. She is the mother of two adults, one of whom is diagnosed with autism. She blogs on the topics of healthcare, advocacy, and disability. She has written two novels, Abie and Arlene's Autism War and Adventures of an Altruistic Narcissist.
Titles By Irene Tanzman
Abie Dancer just wants to live his life, but the grownups are continually trying to get him to understand things he doesn’t care about. He struggles to understand the world and his place in it as he battles discrimination, hatred and a system that fails to protect him.
Abie and Arlene’s Autism War, biographical fiction inspired by a true story, describes a realistic, heartwarming, humorous, and crushing picture of an autism family’s experiences.
First, we hear the voice of Arlene, the desperate mother looking for a way to help her child. Then alternately, we hear the voice of Abie, an autistic child struggling to make sense of what is happening to him.