Although one child in 68 is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, psychologist Anne Ross is stunned when she learns her son has Asperger’s Syndrome.
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Book: Beyond Rain Man: What One Psychologist Learned Raising a Son on the Autism Spectrum
Although one child in 68 is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, psychologist Anne Ross is stunned when she learns her son has Asperger’s Syndrome. The diagnosis propels her more deeply into her life’s work with children on the spectrum. Her compelling and lyrical story of raising—and launching—her son is one of anguish as well as joy, and what she learns along the way will help other families who are living this perplexing, remarkable, and humbling journey of parenthood. This post contains affiliate links.
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Temple Grandin, The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds to Succeed
Tony Attwood, Ph.D., The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome
Simon Baron-Cohen, The Essential Difference
Fred R Volkmar, M.D., A Practical Guide to Autism
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About the Author
Anne K. Ross is the pen name for an award-winning writer and school psychologist with three decades of experience working in public schools in Northern California. She holds a master’s degree in educational psychology, a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and an MFA in creative writing. She is a past winner of an American Psychological Association dissertation research award, and she has published in professional and literary journals. Her creative writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Lambda Literary Award. She is the mother of two young adult sons.
Anne K. Ross says
Thanks, Sensory Spectrum! Our son’s first diagnosis was sensory integration disorder; later we figured out it was Asperger’s Syndrome. Beyond Rain Man tells the story of raising a son on the spectrum while working (as a school psychologist) with kids with ADHD, ASD, Sensory Integration Disorder and more. http://www.beyondrainman.com