Books by people with Asperger's
Black and White: A Colorful Look At Life on the Autism Spectrum"You do realize people don't think the way you do?" My psychologist is looking at me over the rim of his glasses with both concern and disbelief... - excerpt from Black and White: A Colorful Look At Life on the Autism Spectrum
Black and White is a unique and refreshing look at life, love, and parenthood on the autism spectrum. Diagnosed in her late 30s with Asperger's Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Salas talks openly to readers about growing up on a spectrum she didn't know existed until the diagnosis of her son in 2008. Inspiring and at times moving, Salas's firsthand accounts of friendship, marriage, and parenting kids both on and off the spectrum are humorous and enlightening.
"I wanted Black and White to tell a different story, a positive one," says Salas. "It had to be about life on the autism spectrum – not about the disorder itself."
S. R. Salas, Author
Renée Salas is an author, public speaker, and self-advocate. Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, Renée is the mother of three amazing kids (two of whom are diagnosed with autism as well). Her current work focuses on the educational needs of students on the autism spectrum. She is the Community Liaison for the College of William & Mary Neurodiversity Working Group, and actively supports the Williamsburg Montessori School and the Peninsula School for Autism in Newport News. A resident of Virginia, United States, Renée is also a member of the VBPD Partners in Policymaking program where she is preparing for a larger advocacy role to assist people with a variety of neurological differences.
Visit Renée's blog/website at www.srsalas.com
Black and White can be purchased at www.srsalas.com (US $15.95)
Confessions of an Unashamed AspergerOut Now in Paperback..
A Book of Essays by Ballarat Identity Ron Hedgcock, Actor and Lecturer.
CONFESSIONS OF AN UNASHAMED ASPERGER.
Published by Chipmunkapublishing. UK.
Ebook form ready for downloading to your Computer. At Five Pounds Sterling.
Paperback form out now. At Twelve Pounds 99 Sterling.
I have learned a great deal from Ron Hedgcock. Those who have attended my seminars will have heard several of his quotations describing his experiences and insights into Asperger's Syndrome. His autobiography is unusual in that it covers seven decades and is one of the first to describe the aging process and Asperger's Syndrome. He has a wicked sense of humour; and in describing his thoughts, emotions and experiences, Ron is forthright and at times confronting. His descriptions are authentic and will be endorsed by other adults who have the Syndrome. Ron is a wise elder in the 'tribe' of people with AS; and his eloquent autobiography will be a source of explanation and insight for those who are discovering and exploring the world as perceived and experienced by someone who has Asperger's Syndrome.
From Foreword by Professor Tony Attwood.
(Author of best selling 'Asperger's Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals).
Some Review Comments –
'Ron's book brings a personal perspective to Asperger's Syndrome, and its impact on intimacy, love and relationships. The information in this book is invaluable for anyone who lives with an adult with Aspergers Syndrome.'
Dr Isabelle Henault, Author of Aspergers Syndrome and Sexuality.
'Ron's reflections on 'living life' as an Aspergian are all so true to life as many of us older Aspergians know it. .... All of it is exceptionally charming and exceptionally revealing biography.'
William D Loughman, Geneticist and retired Laboratory Director.
'You just take us on your journey, and what a beautiful journey it is. Thankyou for saying what others have not said and most importantly needed to be said, from 'our' end of the Spectrum, with such style and grace.'
Linda Newland, Moderator ASPIRES Aspergers Internet Support List.
Here is an example of the art work of Peter Myers.
His artwork is sold in aid of Asperger's United, the magazine by people with AS for people with AS, free from the British National Autistic Society www.nas.org.uk.
I Want To Work - An Asperger Story by Garry Burge
"I Want to Work – An Asperger Story", written by Garry Burge
ISBN is 978-0-646-55500-3
Self-published by Garry Burge - www.garryburge.com
Book may be purchased via Asperger Services Australia, www.asperger.asn.au
Lucy’s Story: Autism and other adventures
Lucy Blackman, Author, published by Book in Hand
Lucy Blackman’s autobiography is the life story of a young lady with autism who has never used speech but her descriptions and perspective are applicable to people with Asperger’s syndrome. Despite her communication problems, Lucy has an intellectual level that is considerably above average. She has graduated from an Australian University and her autobiography explains her struggles with vocal communication, sensory sensitivity and autistic behaviour.
You can get this book at www.bookinhand.com.au
The book is published by Resources At Hand, www.resourcesathand.com.au, and is available from Future Horizons in the USA www.fhautism.com.
Resources At Hand, www.resourcesathand.com.au, specialises in books on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome for Australian customers.