Asperger's-If You Only Knew

Asperger's-If You Only Knew

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by Sophia Summers
     
 

As a child, Sophia Summers always knew she was different and misunderstood. Hers was a lonely life of obsession and passion, fraught with anxieties, vulnerabilities, confusion, and heartbreak. It wasn't until her son Josh was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) that Sophia sought her own eventual diagnosis with the same-and began her mission to fully research

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As a child, Sophia Summers always knew she was different and misunderstood. Hers was a lonely life of obsession and passion, fraught with anxieties, vulnerabilities, confusion, and heartbreak. It wasn't until her son Josh was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) that Sophia sought her own eventual diagnosis with the same-and began her mission to fully research and understand AS and to discover and embrace the special way the brains of those with Asperger's are wired.

In Sophia's remarkably candid and deeply personal memoir, she offers firsthand insight into the unique challenges and experiences of both living with Asperger's Syndrome and raising a child with AS. With the kind of clarity that only comes from true acceptance, Sophia shares the many practical and emotional coping skills she and her son have developed over the years for people in the spectrum of autism and their families, mental health professionals, and teachers.

Asperger's-If You Only Knew is a triumphant true tale about coming to terms with one's essential self, trusting in others, welcoming laughter, and realizing one's true potential. It serves as an invaluable source of comfort, hope, and guidance to anyone touched by AS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595449323
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/12/2007
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
899,055
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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Asperger's-If You Only Knew 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a most interesting and enlightning book i ever read. a very compelling and human story. a must read cecile guillot, sudbury,ont. canada
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coming from a person who had not a clue what Asperger's was, this book not only educated me but opened my eyes and gave me strength to learn to appreciate different talents that people have. This book was very hard to put down, and after all taught me we as humans are not really different but very much alike!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a parent of a child with Asperger's Syndrome, this book was a great read. It was hard to put down. I really enjoyed it.