Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Atypical: Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters

Our whirlwind trip of the States is almost over. We begin the trip home tomorrow and presumably I will resume my blogging activities.

Jesse Saperstein was born in the same year as me. Around the same time, Asperger's Syndrome (AS) became recognised as a legitimate form of high-functioning autism. Previously, people with AS slipped through the cracks and were generally considered to have personality disorders. Usually, the individual was too high-functioning to be considered disabled, but too disabled to be considered 'normal'. Jesse was diagnosed at the age of fourteen. This book tells the story of his struggles growing up, the changes a diagnosis caused him and the obstacles he still faces.

Highly recommended.

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