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Subject: Asperger's Syndrome... THE book you need to buy (mother tested/approved)
Date Posted: 4/15/2008 10:36 PM ET
Member Since: 11/21/2007
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If you don't own this book, beg, borrow, or go to your church and ask them to buy it for you.  Then hand it around to every single person, young and old who cares about your child.  It's a 10 minute read, and "tells it like it is".

Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome?: A Guide for Friends and Family by Jude Welton, Elizabeth Newson, and Jane Telford. 

Book Description
Meet Adam - a young boy with AS. Adam invites young readers to learn about AS from his perspective. In this book, Adam helps children understand the difficulties faced by a child with AS; he tells them what AS is, what it feels like to have AS and how they can help children with AS by understanding their differences and appreciating their many talents. This book is ideally suited for boys and girls between 7 and 15 years old and also serves as an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

About the Author
Jude Welton is the mother of a 9-year-old son with AS. Although originally training as a child psychologist specializing in autism, she is a freelance writer, writing mainly on the arts. She recently started writing about and for children with Asperger Syndrome. Jane Telford is a long-time friend of the author, and is sensitive to the needs of children with AS. She is an artist and illustrator, who has exhibited paintings and drawings widely in the UK and also internationally.



Subject: Asberger's Syndrome post:
Date Posted: 4/16/2008 9:54 AM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2008
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Hi Kristen:  I read this post with interest because I think I have read the Asberger's book you are speaking about.  (I have read so many different books on the topic that I am a little uncertain!)    If you are still interested in reading about special needs, I wanted to recommend a book for you:   THE OUT OF SYNC CHILD, Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, by Carol Stock Kranowitz.   

This book has given me tremendous help in dealing with my 6 year old son's problems.   He is in the 'autism spectrum', not a classic case of autism (if there is such a thing) but he has characteristics of the sensory processing disorder & this book has been so helpful.  

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 12:37 PM ET
Member Since: 11/21/2007
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It's a good book!  I actually have it in my car, ready to mail it to another PBS'er! :)