Interview with Autism is the memoir of a young woman diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. It goes inside the mind of one person with autism by answering 40 common questions that parents, teachers, and friends of people with autism have about ASDs.
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Aug 8, 2010
I read this book from cover to cover in one afternoon, unable to put it down. It is one young woman's thoughtful and honest account of her personal struggle with self, family, and friends as she accepts her diagnosis and learns to live with autism. Interview with Autism is a valuable resource for anyone wanting to better understand the complicated world of those dealing with autistic spectrum disorders. I highly recomend this book.
Insightful, upfront and honest. Lydia gives detailed accounts of her experiences, what works for her and what doesn't. An invaluable tool for parents of children on the spectrum, both as a reference and as a guide for other people in your child's life. Lydia has a way of making you see things from a whole new perspective and appreciate the work that goes into being "normal".
One of the most insightful books I have read. As a mother with an autistic child, I found Lydia's answers to what truly are the most common questions, to be enlightening and invaluable. I now have more confidence in my interactions with my son and understand more of how the world is perceived by him. Although Lydia is quick to point out that these answers can only be taken from her perspective, the parallels to the way my son lives was remarkable. I loved how Lydia wrote unapologetically and certainly without any sense of self pity. It was clear how much she wanted to impart her experience for others benefit. She is who she is and she certainly seems like a person I would like to have as a friend. This book is written beautifully too. Lydia writes frankly and poetically. I was extremely impressed and have recommended this book for reading for all my son's therapists, educators and other mothers of autistic children.
This book is a thoughtful and insightful look into the ups and downs and challenges in the life of a young woman with autism. Lydia Wayman gets into the heart and soul of what autism is, and provides a valuable resource for everyone who knows or works with anyone on the autistic spectrum. This will help you understand what it is like to be autistic. The book is in a question and answer format, and Wayman uses her own life experiences to answer questions about what life is like living with autism. I highly recommend this book.
Lydia does a terrific job explaining what it is like to live with autism using easy to understand language. The book is written from the standpoint of someone who actually lives day in and day out dealing with the struggles of autism, not from the viewpoint of some expert clinician. I would highly recommend purchasing this book.
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