le 27 juillet 2010
Dr. Attwood is the leading expert on Asperger's Syndrome (AS) which is the spectrum partner to autism. This book is, at the time of this review his most current work. It is a shining gem and one of the standouts in autism/Asperger's (a/A) literature. If you are on the a/A continuum or know somebody who is, this book is your best friend. You will refer to it many times.
What makes this book all the more excellent and distinct is that Dr. Attwood discusses adults on the a/A spectrum as well. Autism in its myriad forms including AS does not clear up once a person hits adulthood. If you have it, it is with you for the long haul. Dr. Attwood's book and words of wisdom help lighten the load.
I have bought several copies of this book and have kept one for myself and gave the others to professionals in dire need of it. This book deserves a place of high honor and no parent; professional; person on the spectrum; anybody involved with a person/people on the spectrum should go without this book.
I was delighted to see a section devoted to intersensory marriage, that is of a neurotypical (NT) person to somebody on the a/A continuum. I would like to see more coverage of this much needed topic as AS presents a wide array of social challenges. Still, it is heartwarming; uplifting and encouraging to see more information devoted to intersensory marriages.
I agree with other reviewers who say Dr. Attwood is the best - I think we should propose a toast and raise our glasses to Dr. Attwood!
Que vous soyez intéressés par le sujet ou concernés, ce livre est juste un passage obligé des lectures sur le sujet. (Oui, il existe aussi en français). Chaque point propre au SA est expliqué en détail avec des exemples et des témoignages, avec des variations possibles et surtout avec de très nombreuses suggestions sur les meilleures manières de gérer un SA. Et surtout ça dépoussière méchamment le sujet: elle est loin la vision bien franchouillarde de l'autiste qui se tape la tête contre les murs et ne parvient pas à communiquer. Sans hésiter, vous pouvez foncer.