Embarrassed Often Ashamed Never: Quips and Short Stories from One Family's Ongoing Adventure with Asperger Syndrome and Autism

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This book provides valuable insights into the everyday experiences of a person with Asperger Syndrome and the inevitable impact of AS on family life. You will find yourself having several "aha" moments during this easy-to-read sometimesfunny, always sincere, journey into the Asperger experience.
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Overview

This book provides valuable insights into the everyday experiences of a person with Asperger Syndrome and the inevitable impact of AS on family life. You will find yourself having several "aha" moments during this easy-to-read sometimesfunny, always sincere, journey into the Asperger experience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931282123
  • Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Pages: 134
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Modeling 1
Rose Garden 3
Swim Meet 5
Special Interests 7
Mazes 9
Sleeplessness and Science 11
Collections 14
Word Fascinations 18
Blue 20
Multiplier 23
The "Wilson Effect" 26
Literal Speech 29
Say What You Mean 31
The Question of Questions 35
Baby Girl 38
J+ 39
Theory of the Mind 41
Left at Recess 43
Bullying 45
Green Turtle 47
Where? 50
Smokers Beware 52
Faces 55
Facial Expressions 57
Close Encounters of the Neurotypical Kind 59
Clumsy the Clown 62
Repetitive Behaviors 63
Call 1-800 65
Balloon Fingers 67
Autistic Perspective 69
Parts of the Whole 71
First Impressions 73
Urban Cowboy 75
Daddy's Business Trip 77
"Clark-isms" 79
Birds of a Feather 81
Sensory Differences 85
The Nose Knows 87
Bright Lights and the Limelight 89
Handwriting 93
A Monastic Glimpse 95
Posture 97
Insomnia and the Christmas Miracle 98
"Welcome to My World" 102
A Parent's Diary 109
Parenting in Public 111
Tenacity 113
Our Village 114
Unsung Heroes 118
Sorority Sisters? 120
"Our Family Has Grown by Two Feet" 122
Angel on My Shoulder 125
"Normal Life" 128
Closing Thoughts 130
Footnotes 134
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