The main struggle for people with autism centers on communication. The author of this book was classified as being learning disabled with a speech impediment for most of her academic life because of her difficulty with verbally communicating her thoughts. This book of poetry came about after the author suffered a major depressive episode and found that she was able to write out her thoughts, dreams, and desires better than she could speak them. The author's mother assisted her with compiling her thoughts into a themed and published collection. Cinderella with Wrong Shoes is a product of the love and devotion between a mother and daughter.
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This is a wonderful and easy to read collection of poems written by a young woman diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. It includes elegant observations about her life: the people she meets, nature and wildlife, growing pains, depression and illness. Highly recommended for readers who interact with people with autism.