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Subject: ASPERGER'S SYNDROME BOOK DEALS??
Date Posted: 7/12/2008 7:57 PM ET
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Anyone out there with book deals on asperger's Syndrome please

PM me as I have a 20 yr. old nephew with it!  thanx  Teddyann

 

Date Posted: 7/13/2008 12:19 AM ET
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I look for these types of books also. A lot of them are wishlisted.

Date Posted: 7/13/2008 12:43 AM ET
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Same here. My son is 12 and has Asperger's.  He's going downhill fast and I need all of the help I can get!!

Some of us may have to check eBay or half.com  **Sighhhhhhh**

Subject: Asperger's books
Date Posted: 7/13/2008 1:14 AM ET
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My son is PDD-NOS. It's hard finding books on autism. I think most people are like me and hang on to the books we have to use as reference/ frequent reading material. Amazon has a good "buy it used" category and so does barnes & Noble. The books I've gotten that way have all been in new condition and don't appear to be "used" at all and there are some very good deals to be found that way.

Best of luck to you!!

Tracey, Long Island

Subject: STILL NEEDING BOOK DEALS ON ASPERGER'S SYNDROME!
Date Posted: 7/13/2008 1:22 PM ET
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THANX FOR all the replies so far--looks like lots of us are needing the

books! Maybe someone today will see this and has some!! Annie

Date Posted: 7/13/2008 3:51 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/13/2008 9:32 PM ET
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It seems like there are a lot of members here who have children on the spectrum. Maybe we should start a thread on the CMT boards? Of maybe PBS would list a special category for autism? Anyone interested? We could have our own support group on PBS.

Date Posted: 7/13/2008 9:37 PM ET
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I'd join the Support Group if one is formed here, Rianli.

Date Posted: 7/14/2008 2:03 PM ET
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I would definately join too!  That's a great idea!

Date Posted: 7/14/2008 3:51 PM ET
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I would join too!

My 17 year old daughter has Asperger's.

Date Posted: 7/14/2008 3:56 PM ET
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I would join as well.  My 4 year old daughter got diagnosed with autism last August.  A support group on here is a fantastic idea~~



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Date Posted: 7/14/2008 5:09 PM ET
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Who do we contact about this?  We can start a thread somewhere for Autism, to get us started with support. Not sure WHERE to post tho, but we'll get this going some how!

Date Posted: 7/14/2008 5:17 PM ET
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You could start a thread on the Club Member Thoughts. I thought we might ask Richard to have a category in the discussion forms for autism. What do you think? They already have crafts, caregivers forum, etc.

Subject: Disabled Children~
Date Posted: 7/14/2008 5:27 PM ET
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The Oasis Guide To Asperger Syndrome was very helpful for myself for our son,it is part our library collection.I recommend it to others~ The depth of advice you will learn from this book is never ending.We were advised from a wonderful doctor to this book.Best of luck to you all.Our son receives services from Alta Regional centers which serve disable children and their family in the autistic range and for many other disorders.It has been a long process with this disorder but we have him stable and quite functionable in society and most of all he is happy with himself and life in general~ The road can often be long with disabled children but the end result is so rewarding...

Date Posted: 7/14/2008 5:33 PM ET
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Raising a child with Asperger's "is" being a care giver.  Some days I think dealing with mental disabilities is worse than physical ones.  My son is work for us 24/7.

Date Posted: 7/14/2008 7:38 PM ET
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I agree Dawn. I actually thought that forum was for members that take care of their parents. I was just looking it over, maybe we can post in that forum. I see other topics that are similar.

Okay, I just looked over that forum again and found a thread on autism so I guess we can start adding to it. I didn't realize that was in that forum. Here is the link if anyone wants to start.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=93103

Date Posted: 7/15/2008 11:52 AM ET
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Can I Tell You About Asperger's Syndrome?  A Guide for Family and Friends by Jude Welton

I cannot recommend this (short) book enough to everyone who has a child with AS.  It is $9.95 on Amazon, and is currently on the 4 for 3 deal.  This book is written by the mother of Adam, who is trying to show Adam's POV.  I bought it initially for my 10 year old to read,  in hopes he could see what it was like to live in his older brother's shoes.  The little cartoons alone, just "tell it like it is".  It's a 20 minute read, tops and the back has tips for teachers also. 

I made every member of my family (grandparents, uncles, aunts) read this, to try to get them to understand a little better and also gave a copy to the assistant principal at school.  She was great last year at helping him, but it is something she can share with certain teachers, in his case, PE, who aren't as familiar.

I also gave a copy to the homeroom teacher and will do the same this upcoming year.  In doing so, I found out that one of my son's teachers has a child with low-functioning autism.  Since AS is considered high-functioning autism, or on that spectrum, it gave me pause, as I realized a hard as my life is, some others have it harder yet.

Anyway, I know I'm telling you to go BUY a book on the swap site, but GO BUY THE BOOK! :)

Date Posted: 7/17/2008 6:47 AM ET
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I have AS, so I've been looking for some of these books too, and I agree, they tend to be hard to get on here. The WL line moves really slowly for most of them. Now that I know so many people are waiting, I'll be more likely to post the ones I do get.

If you're looking for titles, I have a bunch in my WL, but they're all mixed in with other stuff... and of course I can't tell you whether they're any good, because I haven't read them yet :) But there are a bunch that I've already read, so if you want recommendations (or are feeling like your WL isn't long enough :P ), let me know.

I especially like memoirs by people with AS; my favorite so far is The Feeling's Unmutual by Will Hadcroft. Definitely a good one to read.

Also, a good site to find support is http://www.wrongplanet.net/forums. It's mostly for people with AS and autism, but there's a fairly active parents' forum as well.

Edit: Sorry about the link showing up as "Link"; that seems to be a strange PBS quirk :P



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Date Posted: 7/17/2008 10:58 AM ET
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Hi Zoe, thanks for the information. I have a 29 year old daughter who was diagnosed as AS but I really believe she is more High Functioning. She attends a social group for people with AS and she seems so much different than they are.

I'd love to learn more about you if you would like to share more with us. How were your school days, what happened after graduation, do you work, etc?

I didn't realize we were still using the thread in the BB. We might want to carry this thread into the Caregiver's Forum. There is a topic over there for Autism.



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Date Posted: 7/24/2008 10:13 PM ET
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I'd love to learn more about you if you would like to share more with us. How were your school days, what happened after graduation, do you work, etc?

I only went to public school until sixth grade; after that I was homeschooled. School was good in some ways and bad in others. The academic stuff was easy for me, and I loved learning (still do). The social stuff was less easy - especially after third grade, when the social hierarchy really solidified. (My parents were good about that: they explained to me what I could do to try to fit in more, but left it up to me whether to do so. I usually chose not to do it.)

Homeschooling was good for me, because it gave me more of a challenge academically and let me have more time to work on what I loved to do most (writing), and because the people I met outside of school (both adults and other kids) generally had a higher tolerance for eccentricity :)

Right now I've been given the opportunity to pursue my dream of becoming a full-time writer, so that's what I'm doing. I've had a short story published and have written several novels; I currently have a couple of literary agents looking at one of them. So, things are going well :)

Date Posted: 7/24/2008 10:20 PM ET
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Zoe, thanks so much for sharing. Is there anyway we can read the story you had published?

That is wonderful you can pursue your dream. I hope things work out for you. Let us know if any of your novels are published. I would love to read them.

Date Posted: 8/26/2008 9:27 AM ET
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Just a suggestion but I enjoyed reading Look Me In The Eye By John Elder Robison---I just mailed it out last week but it taught me a bit

Subject: autism
Date Posted: 8/26/2008 10:30 AM ET
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i have a 17 year old son who is severely autistic, most of my reading materials i get from amazon. try online resourses , sometimes

they have really good reference books.