Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Life With Asperger's (Megan Hammond)

My Life With Asperger's 
Megan Hammond

Blurb: Imagine finding yourself in another culture. One where the language is familiar but all the little signals such as facial expressions and body language are foreign. How do you make sense of that? How hard would it be to build friendships, keep a job or find love?

Welcome to the confusing world of those trying to cope with Asperger's.

Asperger's syndrome is one of the more common autistic spectrum disorders. ASDs have been identified in one in every 100 people. The diagnosis is given to individuals with impairments in social interaction and communication as well as restricted and repetitive interests in activities that are generally evident prior to three years of age.

Megan Hammond has had a lifetime of battling the condition, struggling with employers who don't understand, lovers who have taken advantage of her and a health system that does not fully comprehend the special needs of people with Asperger's syndrome.

In this painfully honest and inspiring account, Megan takes us into her world hoping it will bring understanding and tolerance. 

ISBN: 9781741107883 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: New Holland
Pages: 160 (Non-Fiction)


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