Puzzled

Puzzled

100 Pieces of Autism

Book - 2012
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Finally, a book that captures the confusing, amusing, frustrating and tender experience of loving a person with Asperger's syndrome-both before and after the diagnosis. Nilla and Steve Childs see their first-born child Daniel grow through a puzzling series of labels-from gifted toddler to defiant child, from superior IQ to college drop-out, from fun-loving boy to social misfit. At a loss to help her depressed 23-year-old son, Nilla persists in developing a "Circle of Friends" to surround Daniel with the supports he needs as a newly-diagnosed young adult on the autism spectrum. Through well-told, illuminating anecdotes, Puzzled gets it right-all the ways high-functioning autism disturbs, disrupts and enriches family life; full of rich context absent most autism literature; and the enduring truth that love prevails over disability. Anyone who has ever tried to understand a child, spouse, parent or friend who is puzzlingly different will rejoice in Nilla Childs' charming, hopeful book.
Publisher: Winston-Salem, NC : Fifth Generation Publishing, c2012.
ISBN: 9781469956725
1469956721
Branch Call Number: 616.8588 Childs 06/2012
Characteristics: 299 p. ;,22 cm.

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