I'm not broken, I'm just different &; Wings to fly (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
358
Utgivningsdatum
2018-05-18
Förlag
Linda Ruth Brooks
Medarbetare
Brooks, Linda
Illustrationer
Illustrations, black and white
Dimensioner
240 x 160 x 25 mm
Vikt
543 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780648298595
I'm not broken, I'm just different &; Wings to fly (häftad)

I'm not broken, I'm just different &; Wings to fly

Living with Asperger's Syndrome

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Living with someone on the autism spectrum is like watching a child trying to play hopscotch when they can?t see the squares, and everyone else can.

This new compilation of I'm not broken, I'm just different & Wings to fly takes us to the heart of living with a child with on the autism spectrum. This latest edition of the book has also been published as Don't read this book by my mother - she's crazy. However, for early fans of Brooks' books on Asperger's it will be welcome news to find both books available in the one volume in the previous familiar style and title. Brooks chronicles her life with her son from his birth, covering the early years, and the teen years through to adulthood?ending with his fearless flight into manhood.  The last section, focuses on the struggles faced by adults on the spectrum and their families in an informative, scientific approach.

In an unflinching account Brooks poignantly captures the struggle of living with a child who appears to see the world through broken glass.  A roller coaster ride from the bizarre to the obscene, encompassing the poetic and the hilarious, heartache and joy. The narrative embraces the muddled stumbling between two worlds?worlds that seem so desperately different at first glance. About a boy obsessed with the unfathomable and a mother obsessed with understanding him. This book is a celebration. 

I am very pleased to be involved with Linda?s book. I think we both have a very important message and I certainly endorse Linda?s positive approach. I know it will change the lives of many families.  Professor Tony Attwood

As a counsellor I have discovered a number of special pearls, a couple of which are found in Linda and Bronson?s journey. This is a timely book with a special message. I believe Linda and I met for a purpose. I feel this book is her gift to other parents. Dr Steele Fitchett

This is a long awaited book. Linda and Bronson have a great relationship; it?s entertaining to watch them bounce off each other. I once remarked to Linda, describing her parenthood??You enjoy him and that is one of the finest assets of a mother that you offer, regardless of how he reacts.? Dr Jay

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i am very pleased to be involved with linda's bookI think we both have a very important message and I certainly endorse Linda's positive approach. I know it will change the lives of many families.  Professor Tony Attwood

as a counsellor i have discovered a number of special pearls, a couple of which are found in linda and bronson's journey. this is a timely book with a special message. i believe linda and i met for a purpose. i feel this book is her gift to other parents. Dr Steele Fitchett

this is a long awaited book. linda and bronson have a great relationship; it's entertaining to watch them bounce off each other. i once remarked to linda, describing her parenthood-'you enjoy him and that is one of the finest assets of a mother that you offer, regardless of how he reacts.' Dr Jay

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Linda Brooks lives in Adelaide. She has a BA Hons in Creative Writing. She gained the attention of a publisher when her short stories found critical acclaim on the ABC website, 'The Making of Modern Australia'. She has written two books on Asperger's Syndrome with Professor Tony Attwood: 'I'm not broken, I'm just different' and 'Callan the Chameleon', a children's illustrated book. She has published fiction novels and anthologies. Her short stories have been published in anthologies: 'Coastlines' 5, 6 & 7 (SCU), 'Wood, Bricks & Stone' (Catchfire Press), 'Grieve' (Hunter Writer's Centre) and 'Longing for Solitude' (Stringybark Press). She has won creative writing awards, including: first prize for The Legacy University Level Creative Writing Award; first prize in the Gabe Reynaud Creative Writing Award and the Mater Misericordiae Grieve Writing Award.

Innehållsförteckning

author’s note

foreword by john holton

i am told

A roller coaster

the roller coaster begins

an early sense

the terrible twos

danger man

‘the cat who loved me’

boy behaving badly

murphy’s law

a wedding

tough love and a red guitar

A light in the darkness

a formal diagnosis

i live a flinching life

professor tony attwood

an answer

who is this boy? his name is asperger’s

everybody’s got a bit of asperger’s

softly, softly catchee monkey

the family script and distortions

the boy who ran away

get the bad news first

under the radar

to accept, to understand, to celebrate

A time of learning

brain tattoo

everyone is somebody’s weirdo

the dawn of chaos

tantrum by choice, anger by design

join the dance

you’re nobody ‘til somebody needs you

love me, love my obsessions

‘don’t be stupid, mum!’

literally; black or white

the neurotic spaz

a whole new level of fear

national disaster area

A three-legged chair

the seat of learning

most people i know think that i’m crazy

a bully a day keeps the student away

i beg, i plead, i get nowhere

a bockety wheel

the umbrella man

bronson’s manifesto

oh dear...

i bring in the cavalry

things happen

he thinks i sleep

zero to hero

shoot me now!

in the shade of an umbrella

cabbages

tiptoe while shouting

who’s on first?

A silk purse out of a sow’s ear

life balance

environmental impact study

the emperor’s new clothes

the rhythm and the blues

blood, sweat and tears

the last piece of the puzzle

jt’s quest

nanas

i stayed too long in the tiger’s cage

the prime minister

life is hell without rock’n’roll!

may the road rise up to meet you

i’m a saint, not a saint bernard!

tips on dealing with an asperger’s child.

Wings to fly

bronson’s poem – ‘my mother’

he came, he saw, he conquered.

empathy

goodbye nan

Liftoff

the nest is empty

a love to come home to

driver’s license

return of the conquering hero

working class man

Adult Asperger’s

adult diagnosis & care

pass the parcel

adult angst

the cavalry isn’t coming

a psychiatrist

i’m not different, you are!

myth, medication & method

referral

are we there yet? an afterword

acknowledgements