Saturday, April 23, 2011

Book #49: The Way I See It

The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger'sTitle: The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's
Author: Temple Grandin

As we delve deeper into strategies to help Bryce navigate life, we've decided to look more at Asperger's. He's sort of in the gray area where ADHD, Asperger's and anxiety converge, so we decided to read Temple Grandin's book to see what she offered.

Actually, many of the things Grandin suggests are things we already know and have tried. However, I really like how she talks about how it's not acceptable to blame bad behavior on Asperger's. She talks a lot about troubling behaviors that can arise from Asperger's and those that are just plain bad manners. It was good to hear her say that it's okay (and even good) to be firm and demand good behavior and not to allow people to make excuses for sloppiness or nose picking or whatever because of Asperger's. I plan to read more of her books in the future to see if they can give me any more help and insight.

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