Item description for On My Own Terms: My Journey with Asperger's by Diane Twachtman-Cullen Robert Sanders Jr....
This important book is an autobiographical story portraying the life of a person with Asperger's syndrome, the high functioning and mild form of autism. Robert Sanders, who had autistic traits as a child, has remarkably overcome numerous obstacles to lead a reasonably normal life. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, and he has occupied himself with construction projects, carpentry and painting. He is also an author and has written several books, among them three science fiction novels, and a novel about an American in Mexico. He travels extensively and enjoys bicycling, hiking, and photography. His struggles but also his accomplishments are discussed throughout, along with anecdotes, personal experiences, insights, unique ideas, and solutions. This book was written to give hope and encouragement to all of its readers that those with Asperger's syndrome can also overcome their obstacles.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Aug 11, 2004
Publisher Armstrong Valley Publishing
ISBN 1928798063 ISBN13 9781928798064
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Climb Every Mountain May 30, 2006
This book is a rare gem and a recently discovered treasure. In addition to being well written, one can identify with much of what the author has chosen to share. It provides a much needed window with parted curtains into autism/Asperger's (a/A) perceptions and interpretations.
This book has appendices and additional insights that are not included in this author's previous work, "Overcoming Asperger's." The text from the original book in its entirety is included in this one. The only difference between the books other than the titles is the inclusion of the appendices.
It has been said and evidence appears to support the finding that people on the a/A spectrum learn empathy cognitively as opposed to intuitively. Seeing the view from another person's perspective is challenging for most people, but for those on the a/A spectrum it is all the more so.
This book is one that commands respect; being able to disclose the level of information that is found in this book is nothing short of courageous. It is the voice of hope for those with any form of autism; for professionals and for those personally involved with people on the a/A spectrum. This is a book for everybody! Being able to share these insights and observations made me think of the song "Climb Every Mountain" from "The Sound of Music."