Surviving War, Surviving Autism

Surviving War, Surviving Autism

by Kim Yen Nguyen

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Surviving War, Surviving Autism by Kim Yen Nguyen

This book recounts the author's childhood growing up during the Vietnam War, her journey to America, school and college experiences dotted with humor and heartache, poignant memories of John F. Kennedy Jr., and life as a single parent raising three autistic children. A portion of the proceeds of this book will go to Autism Speaks and the Autism Society of America ---- About the author: Kim Yen T. Nguyen was born and raised in Vietnam during the pivotal years of the Vietnam War. She came to the United States as a refugee in 1975 and continued her education, achieving her Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Brown University in Rhode Island in 1983 and subsequently earning her Master's degree in Electrical Engineering. Kim has three children, whose autism ranges from mild to severe on the spectrum. Kim earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and is now applying her education, background, and experience to teach, inform, and bring awareness in autism research and support services for families.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611700527
Publisher: Robertson Publishing
Publication date: 11/04/2011
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Kim Yen T. Nguyen was born and raised in Vietnam during the pivotal years of the Vietnam War.

She came to the United States as a refugee in 1975 and continued her education, achieving her Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Brown University in Rhode Island in 1983 and subsequently earning her Master's degree in Electrical Engineering.

She raised her three children, whose autism ranges from mild to severe on the spectrum, then returned to school and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She is now applying her education, background, and experience to teach, inform, and bring awareness in autism research and support services for families.

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Surviving War, Surviving Autism: A Mother's Life Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Four621 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for yourself and any woman or parent in your life. Reads like a walk through time in the author's shoes, from her early childhood to escaping a war-torn country to making a new life for herself, and later, her children, in America. All of this happens, in spite of the fact that three of her children are autistic. You'll enjoy reading the part about John F. Kennedy, Jr. Definitely refreshing to see a slice of his life.
luvtoread7707 More than 1 year ago
Wow - what a journey this book takes you through. You will laugh at the simple yet poignant moments and it will also make you cry. It makes you think about your own journey in your life and the good and the not so good people you meet. Awesome read - it will leave you with the message of hope and perseverance.