Autism Book Review: The Out-Of-Sync Child Thursday, Aug 16 2012 


“The Out-Of-Sync Child” focuses on sensory integration disorder. While it isn’t specific to autism, many folks on the spectrum have sensory processing issues so I’m going to call it recommended reading. We read this when Raymond was 3 and still use tips from it every day.

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Autism Book Review: Look Me In The Eye Wednesday, Aug 15 2012 


John Elder Robison’s “Look Me In The Eye: My Life With Aspergers” is a great exploration of an interesting and varied life. Robison is honest in his storytelling and revealing in his perception, which makes for an engaging read about a fascinating individual.

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Autism Book Review: Born on a Blue Day Thursday, Sep 1 2011 


The autobiography of Daniel Tammet’s full title is “Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant.” Its a fascinating look into the way at least one autistic mind works. Tammet is twice exceptional, as he not only has autism but also has savant syndrome. Savant syndrome is a condition characterized by a special skill, ability or gift in a given area. Most people will think immediately of Rain Man and the toothpick counting scene, but it can be much more than that. From what I’ve read savant syndrome only affects 10% of the autism population.

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Autism Book Review: The Horse Boy Thursday, Aug 25 2011 


This is a heartwarming story of a lengthy intervention and spiritual journey for a family with a child on the autism spectrum. I found it to be an interesting and informative read, especially if you have any interest in Mongolian history. I’m a huge Genghis Khan fan, so this book fed into a natural interest of mine.

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