Eating an Artichoke A Mother's Perspective on Asperger's Syndrome

ISBN-10: 1853027111
ISBN-13: 9781853027116
Edition: 2000
List price: $24.95
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Description: In 1991 Echo Fling was told by her son's teacher that his behaviour was not normal. Jimmy had failed to make friends and acted aggressively. This is Jimmy's story from his mother's viewpoint. It provides advice for parents of sufferers.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Limited
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

In 1991 Echo Fling was told by her son's teacher that his behaviour was not normal. Jimmy had failed to make friends and acted aggressively. This is Jimmy's story from his mother's viewpoint. It provides advice for parents of sufferers.

Fling is President of ASPEN (Asperger Syndrome Education Network) of America, a non-profit advocary organization. She is a twenty-year veteran journalist, having worked in both the print and broadcast genres, and has taken extensive leave from her writing career to advocate for AS awareness. Her son Jimmy was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in 1996.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
There's something wrong with your son
Looking back
Now what do we do?
Back to basics
Kitchen classroom
Reality check
Away at school
Just a lonely boy
Drugs?
Out to lunch
Light at the end of the tunnel
The heart of my artichoke
Ch... ch... cha... changes
Making sense of the sensory
Holla-daze
Of things motoric
My Girly
Finding his passion--and beyond
Afterword: The politics of it all
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