This book was not what I was expecting.
When we first told the boys about autism, we framed it as a brain that works differently than most people that comes with Super Powers that others do not have. So when someone recommended in a group a book that says pretty much the same thing, I knew I had to have it. This book... Continue Reading →
Quick synopsis: autistic woman writes a script for a Star Trek writing contest and has to take it personally instead of mailing it because her sister is self centered and unsupportive.
If you have a martyr complex, then I suppose In A Different Key may appeal to you. If you have dignity and believe in the dignity of all people, including autistics, read NeuroTribes.
I was pleasantly surprised and while not perfect, in contrast to Social Skills, it is worth your time.
On my main library wall (I'm a book dragon: I horde books) there is a shelf perfectly situated to hold my "to read" books alongside the Library Books Cube. This is where all of my books about autism and sensory processing disorder go. When Lady Bug was first identified/diagnosed as autistic, several friends gave me... Continue Reading →