Item description for The Asperger Parent: How to Raise a Child with Asperger Syndrome and Maintain Your Sense of Humor by Jeffrey Cohen...
In this "carry-on support group", Jeffrey Cohen, father of eleven-year-old Josh who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of five, examines what it's like to be the parent of a child with AS - where the pitfalls are and how to do your best to avoid them. With a great sense of humor and welcome, at times unflinching honesty, Cohen looks at all the emotions associated with being an AS parent - worry, sadness, anxiety, joy, pride, fear, triumph - and offers a pat on the back, a shoulder to cry on, a kick in the pants or a warm hug, when needed. With an easy-to-read , anecdotal tone, The Asperger Parent provides essential information and emotional support without being clinical and dry.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2002
Publisher Autism Asperger Publishing Company
ISBN 1931282145 ISBN13 9781931282147
Availability 0 units.
More About Jeffrey Cohen
Cohen is a freelance writer and screenwriter.
Jeffrey Cohen currently resides in the state of New Jersey.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Asperger Parent: How to Raise a Child with Asperger Syndrome and Maintain Your Sense of Humor?
Awesome must read Jun 22, 2008
This was my first book on Asperger's. It is an awesome must read book for anyone that deals with Asperger's. It has truly helped my husband and myself. I would recommend this to anyone!
good supportive book for parents (and professionals) May 8, 2008
The Asperger Parent by Jeffrey Cohen provides a much needed source of emotional support for parents of children with Asperger Syndrome. It would be especially helpful for a parent whose child has been recently diagnosed. Mr. Cohen is very readable, and obviously has worked through a lot of his feelings about raising a young child with Aspergers. He presents simple topics in humorous terms that every Asperger Parent can appreciate. I found myself alternatively laughing and crying, but consistently relieved to have my feelings validated in print. I would recommend this book to both parents and professionals who want to know what it really feels like to have a child with Asperger Syndrome. While, you may not get any hard and fast answers to your problems here, you will get a good, solid sense of what you and others have to deal with to get the best out of life for yourself and your child!
Funny book for a serious topic Jan 20, 2008
This is a very funny book. I see a lot of my son in the stories told in this book so it is very easy to relate to. This book is great if you are feeling alone like you are the only one who has a child that doesnt "act normal" or if you have a new DX and feel over whelmed. This is not a good book if you are looking for a "How to raise your child" book. Like the auther says this book is not about your child it is about YOU. Many thanks to Jeffrey Cohen for sharing his story with us!
Very helpful Jan 7, 2008
I got the item in no time and I have found the info in the book to be very useful.
A Great Help and a Reality Check Jan 11, 2007
This book has proved invaluable to me! There are some very good books and articles available about how to "handle", how to "parent", how to "deal with" a kid on the autism spectrum. This book alone gave me far more valuable advice: how to find humor in the tough moments! More profoundly, it emphasizes that it's okay to enjoy life, to laugh, to even poke gentle fun at some of the unbelievable things our kids do. As the author emphasizes, this book isn't about the child...it's about the parent.