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Asperger Syndrome in the Family: Redefining Normal
Liane Holliday Willey and one of her daughters both have Asperger Syndrome. In Asperger Syndrome in the Family she looks, with honesty, wisdom and humor, at the implications this has for her family, both the Aspie and the non-Aspie members. Through personal vignettes, frank discussions and practical suggestions for dealing with everything from major to minor Aspie ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 15th 2001 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Jun 17, 2014 Lisa Miller rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who knows someone on the Autism Spectrum. Or someone who wants to learn more about it.
Recommended to Lisa by: Myself
I like this book. I like that the author points out how her family deals with Asperger's Syndrome on a daily basis. The struggles they go through. The author lets us normal people into the world of the Aspies. Very well written. Very insightful.
While I read this book all the way through, and I found some elements of it interesting, Liane's books have a heavy emphasis on 'passing' and an air of neurological elitism that I don't really like. She seems determined to distance Asperger Syndrome from autism, and therefore herself from autists that are unwilling or unable to pass, and that really isn't the way I feel about it. So while her books may be interesting or useful for other Aspies/auties, they're not really my cup of tea, and there ...more
There were parts of this book that were interesting and informative, but there were way too many personal rambles about the life of the author's family. These would have been fine if they were all relevant, but I found a lot of them didn't really serve any purpose but to make the book drawn out and a bit dull.
I love this book as an Aspie women wife and mother It was so easy to visualize and feel what the writer was expressing and feeling along with making the stories of her life very easy for Nts to understand what its like for us I will be giving this book to everyone I know