Living Your Best Life with Asperger's Syndrome - How a Young Boy and His Mother Deal with the Challenges & Joys of Being Eleven, Brilliant and Socially Absent


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Aspergerís Syndrome is neurobiological disorder on the Autistic Spectrum. A decade ago, Aspergerís Syndrome was a term unfamiliar to many in society. Today, evidence suggest that the prevalence rate has dramatically increased and over time, due to the pervasiveness of diagnosed cases and the rise in media attention, the general public will become more aware of the social anomalies associated with AS.

In the United States alone, 1 in 166 people are diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. April is National Autism Awareness Month! Living Your Best Life with Asperger's Syndrome - How a Young Boy and His Mother Deal with the Challenges & Joys of Being Eleven, Brilliant and Socially Absent, authored by Karra Barber is due out April 1, 2006. Karra facilitates a monthly ASD parent support group in the San Francisco Bay Area. Often, she arranges guest speakers (free) to discuss topics relevant to those on the autistic spectrum. All other parent resource information is listed on her ASD web site www.AspergersResource.org

About The Book Effectively accommodating the social and academic needs of children on the autistic spectrum is an important task in every school. This book is a practical guide to benefit parents, teachers, Local Education Authorities and international autism organizations. Each chapter provides a summary followed by anecdotal stories that illustrate a point, describing how a young boy navigates his way through the social challenges that he faces every day.

The focus of the writing is how to live your best life despite your difference. The book describes the problems Karra faced as her son changed and encountered difficulties at every stage. She also demonstrates her resilience and determination and the book is a celebration of her son and their relationship.

Book Review by leading autism expert:

'Every year I read several manuscripts written by mothers about having a child with Asperger's syndrome. The quality of manuscripts varies considerably. As soon as I started to read Living Your Best Life with Asperger's syndrome I knew it was going to be one of my favorite biographies. I was entranced by Karra's descriptions of her sonís intellectual abilities, his perspective on life and sense of humor. The anecdotes illustrate aspects of Asperger's syndrome perfectly. Professionals will have the ĎAh ha!í moment, as the descriptions of events and conversations are consistent with the theoretical models of Asperger's syndrome. Both parents and professionals need to read this book, and then other children with Asperger's syndrome will indeed live a better life' Ė

Professor Tony Attwood



Author BIO:
Karra Barber lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a full time mother and advocate for her now twelve-year-old son who has Aspergerís Syndrome. She is the founder and facilitator of an East Bay Area parent support group where she coordinates monthly guest speakers who address topics relevant to those who have children along the autistic spectrum. She has established an Aspergerís resource web site for Bay Area parents and professionals called www.AspergersResource.org 


In celebration of April's Autism Awareness month, if you'd like to order, Living Your Best Life with Asperger's Syndrome to review for your readers, please let me know. www.Amazon.com : Books Search Results: Best Boy

 

"We each have our own way of living in the world, together we are like a symphony.
Some are the melody, some are the rhythm, some are the harmony
It all blends together, we are like a symphony, and each part is crucial.
We all contribute to the song of life."
...Sondra Williams

We might not always agree; but TOGETHER we will make a difference.

 

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