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Finding Ben Pb : A Mother's Journey Through the Maze of Asperger's - Barbara LaSalle

Finding Ben Pb

A Mother's Journey Through the Maze of Asperger's

Paperback Published: 11th February 2004
ISBN: 9780071431941
Number Of Pages: 304

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""Barbara LaSalle's new book . . . beautifully chronicles her own journey to understand her son with the encyclopedic mind and distressingly separate world.""

"--"Washington Post

Born with a superanalytical mind, Ben could store information like a minicomputer. Yet beneath his gift for facts lay a great fear of change and social aloofness. Ben had Asperger's Syndrome --a neurobiological disease similar to autism. Honest and beautifully written, "Finding Ben "is both a look at a mercurial disease and a powerful story of one mother's journey from frustration and resentment to love and acceptance.

A wise and sad and ultimately uplifting book which speaks eloquently to the often unexpected experiences of being a parent an dlovin a child. - Perri Klass, M.D., author of Love and Modern Medicine; To love a child is to give them the gift of life. Learn how to find that love for yourself and your child from the experience of others and not your own pain. Finding Ben shows this beautifully. -Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles and Prescriptions for Living; Barbara LaSalle's new book about Asperger's, Finding Ben, beautifully chronicles her own journey to understand her son with the encyclopedic mind and distressingly separate world. - The Washington Post

Prefacep. xi
In Ben's Wordsp. xiii
Prologuep. 1
A Child Is Bornp. 7
The Pausep. 11
The Other Mothersp. 17
Just Like a Real Dayp. 25
Mommy, What's Wrong with Me?p. 33
Persons and Peoplep. 39
Player Pianop. 47
His Own Little Worldp. 55
Batter Up!p. 65
The Adventures of the Sneezer and the Kerchiefp. 77
The Middle of Imaginationp. 85
The Streets of San Franciscop. 91
The Big City and the Giant Spaceshipp. 97
Losing Itp. 103
All I Had to Dop. 109
How Was Your Day?p. 119
Driving for Everyonep. 131
Fire!p. 141
The Nut Housep. 149
Transitional Livingp. 153
Request Deniedp. 161
Four-Point Restraintsp. 171
How Do You Plead?p. 181
Endless, Sparkling Ammonia-Bleached Corridorsp. 191
Passesp. 203
The Happiest Dayp. 211
Family Tiesp. 223
Asperger's Syndromep. 229
Now What?p. 239
Living Under Ben's Skinp. 247
The Token of the Turmoilp. 251
Finding Benp. 263
Afterwordp. 271
Recommended Resourcesp. 273
Acknowledgmentsp. 277
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780071431941
ISBN-10: 0071431942
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 11th February 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition