This book, Asperger’s/ASD: Making Life Easier, Safer, Better
(A Parent’s Roadmap to Sanity), is a narrative, a handbook, and a
toolkit all rolled into one. As a narrative it details the personal history
of one family’s struggle with their son’s Asperger’s. As a handbook it
addresses the whole set of problems that come with Asperger’s/ASD. And
as a toolkit it better equips you to confront these problems, so they are
easier to visualize and break down into manageable pieces.
With this book you will:
Gain a clearer understanding of the subtleties of Asperger’s
Syndrome, with special attention paid to the more difficult to
identify co-occurring problems.
Learn about disability insurance and supplemental income
programs, and how to access them for your child.
Understand why you need to develop an Individual Education Plan
for your child.
Address your child’s future (home, work, relationships, self-care, and
Be able to set up your care community person by person, specialty
by specialty, until all issues are addressed.
Make life within the home less painful physically, financially, and
The unique layout of this book is practical, useful, and easy to reference.
It is written with unsparing honesty and bright flashes of humor and
empathy by a father who learned about Asperger’s the hard way—through
trial and error.
With emphasis throughout placed on early intervention and treatment,
“dividing and conquering,” and parental involvement, as well as an
excellent Resources and Further Reading section to guide your additional
research, Asperger’s/ASD: Making Life Easier, Safer, Better
(A Parent’s Roadmap to Sanity), is a book you’ll come back to again
and again throughout your child’s development. (Teachers, counselors, and
healthcare and social services specialists will find it useful, too.)