There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island. ~Walt Disney
You think you know a group of people. Until you meet them.
Last week I was listening to one of my favorite radio shows, Snap Judgment. In one particular episode, Darryl Davis told his story of how, as an African-American boogie-woogie pianist, he introduced himself to the Ku Klux Clan. As these clan members became friends with Darryl Davis, they slowly changed their opinions about race, until one by one they dropped out of the clan!
If, as a “neurotypical” person, you think you understand autism, you may want to think again. And even if you’re autistic, you may want to learn more about your community .
Autism Books by Autism Authors
Twirling Naked In the Streets and No One Noticed, by Jeanne-Davide Rivera.
Jeannie Davide-Rivera is an award-winning author (Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed; Growing Up with Undiagnosed Autism), the autism category expert writer for answers.com, a writer for Autism Parenting Magazine, The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, and a professional blogger with Asperger’s Syndrome. Growing up with undiagnosed autism, and now raising three ASD children gives her a unique inside look at the world of those living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Jeannie lives in South Carolina with her husband and four sons.
John kept me reading from the first page. He’s a wildly entertaining writer, but also very honest about the painful difficulties he’s faced growing up. He wasn’t diagnosed until his early 40’s, and I learned a lot from reading how he came to grips with his diagnosis. Since then, he’s become a tireless spokesperson for the autism community.