Saturday, March 10, 2012

What I'm Reading

From the brother of Augusten Burroughs (author of Running with Scissors), this book is a memoir about growing up with undiagnosed Asperger's.  It's so enlightening to hear about how it felt first hand.  Understanding the Autism spectrum is so important, not only for people like me working directly with it, but for everyone.  It is becoming so prevalent in our world these days that just about everyone has come into contact with someone who is "on the spectrum".  This book has changed my perspective a little bit.  John Elder Robison doesn't consider his Asperger's a disorder.  He knows he is different but he doesn't view that as a bad thing.  What a great way to think.  If only everyone could think of our differences as just that, differences.

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