"What is your definition of hell?" the author once asked her son John. He said without hesitation "Surprises". It is anecdotes like this that make Lisa Pyles' book special. I have little hesitation in recommending this book. It is positive, sometimes provoking and, although written primarily for parents, the many practical suggestions for dealing with or avoiding problems should be equally valuable to teachers or other professionals involved in this field... an entertaining, enjoyable and educative read.
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Any parent who has a child with a similar condition can identify themselves with this book. As the father of a 35-year-old autistic child, reading this book was, for me, like looking in the mirror.
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Lise Pyles' Hitchhiking Through Asperger Syndrome is a warm and personal journal, an incredibly comprehensive encyclopaedia and a very practical instruction manual all conveniently wrapped up into one beautifully written book'.
Although the book is primarily written for parents, I read the manuscript with my text liner in constant use, highlighting her descriptions and advice and gaining much insight to aid me in my professional role. She provides an explanation of the syndrome in terms that are clear and accurate. Her chapter on coming to terms and moving forward examines many issues that are extremely important for parents. She writes as a mentor, companion and navigator, providing information and options, and generates a positive attitude in the reader. This book will help parents achieve understanding and become not only more knowledgeable, but empowered in their ability to achieve real progress.
Liane Holliday Willey
Lise Pyles' Hitchhiking Through Asperger Syndrome is a warm personal journal, an incredibly comprehensive encyclopedia and a very practical instruction manual all conveniently wrapped up into one beautifully written book. I have had the privilege of reading most every book written on Asperger Syndrome and I can honestly say, if you are only going to buy a tiny handful of books on the subject, make certain this is one of them. As for me, I'm going to buy a copy for everyone I know.