August 02, 2007
LJ Talks to John Elder Robison
Reviewed the first book by John Elder Robinson, Look Me in the Eye. This book is Robinson's autobiography of living with Asperger's Syndrome and not really knowing it. Robinson is the brother of Augusten Burroughs, the author of Running with Scissors.
This is the intro to the interview -
We think of Asperger’s syndrome (considered a milder form of autism) as a disability that prevents someone from leading a full life. But can it be a disability if you don’t know you have it? John Elder Robison, older brother of Augusten Burroughs (Running with Scissors), was self-diagnosed with Asperger’s in his forties but not before he built a successful business, designed pyrotechnical guitars for KISS and had a family. All this and more are chronicled in his satisfying biography, Look Me in the Eye (see the review in LJ 8/07). LJ reviewer Corey Seeman (Kresge Business Administration Library University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) sat down with Robison to discuss how Asperger’s has affected his life.
To catch the questions and answers, please to the Library Journal Site.. I think the review will be up later. It was a great book.
July 29, 2006
Autism Real Stories and Tips (Beach Center on Disability)
SITE: Autism Real Stories and Tips (Beach Center on Disability)
DESCRIPTION: From the Beach Center on Disability from the University of Kansas, the "Real Stories and Tips" section includes "authentic helpful narratives collected by Beach Center staff or Beach Center Website users." The tips are "steps, procedures or strategies that have been recommended by Website users or Beach Center Staff." There are other disabilities documented in this site as well. These stories are brief and help provide the many different faces of autism and related disorders. Included on that page are links to other ASD resources on the Beach Center site and elsewhere.