The Asperger Parent: How to Raise a Child with Asperger Syndrome and Maintain Your Sense of Humor

The Asperger Parent: How to Raise a Child with Asperger Syndrome and Maintain Your Sense of Humor

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Overview

In this "carry-on" support group, Jeffrey Cohen, father of 11-year-old Josh who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of five, examines what it's like to be the parent of a child with AS - where the pitfalls are and how to do your best to avoid them. With a great sense of humor and unflinching honesty, Cohen looks at all the emotions associated with being an AS parent. With an easy-to-read, anecdotal tone, this book provides essential information and emotional support without being clinical and dry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931282147
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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Asperger Parent: How to Raise a Child with Asperger Syndrome and Maintain Your Sense of Humor 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Cohen's book has been a great means of support. My husband & I are in our mid-late 50's. We have had our 8 year son since birth & adopted him. He was diagnosed at age 4 with AS. Everyday is a new challenge. We have 2 adult daughters so I am sending them copies of this book. I have an AS library already but this book is at the top of my list. If your child has AS, this book is a must! Thank you Jeffrey Cohen!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, a book that recognizes that even the parent of a child with Asperger Syndrome has the right to be a man or woman, too. This book, which does not focus on the child, but on the adults who care for the child, is a refreshing change of pace. Yes, you should read the books that talk about how to help your child deal with Asperger's, but also read this--to help yourself stay sane. Chapters talk about maintaining a marriage, being a single parent, time for yourself, and ways to avoid getting into bad situations in dealing with your child's AS. The author's own story--he is the father of a 12-year-old with AS--illustrates his points, but he also has interviewed other parents, psychologists, social workers, even a private investigator. And a sense of humor is evident throughout. It's a great change for parents who feel just a little guilty because they feel the need to be THEMSELVES--it's okay to be just a little selfish, since it will help you raise your child better. This book is definitely worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's been long overdue--a book about Asperger Syndrome that's meant to help parents be people. There are plenty of books that offer help raising the child with AS, but until now, there hasn't been one that concentrated on the toll this disorder takes on the parents themselves. Many of the other books are helpful, and I've read them, but this is the only one that concentrates on the parents as individuals--topics include marriage and relationships, forgiving yourself for not being perfect, denial in a spouse and single parenting an AS child. It's told with a sense of humor and personal experience, as the author has a 12-year-old son with Asperger's, so he knows what he's talking about. I read the whole thing in one day, which is unusual for me. If your child has an autism spectrum disorder, you owe it to yourself to read this book!
shwetzel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A helpful and hopeful book by a parent of an Aspergers Syndrome child
Busy__Mom More than 1 year ago
I have a friend whose kid is always disrupting parties, play dates, conversations etc. I used to think ¿Why does he act like that?¿ Can¿t they DO something¿ My friend recently confided in me that her son has Asperger¿s syndrome. I felt TERRIBLE for thinking so unkindly about her son. I got the summary of this book at ParentsDigest and learned about his condition. It¿s so true that the more I know the more compassionate I can be. Glad I took the time to find out more.
ParentsDigest_Pam More than 1 year ago
Many of my friends have children with Asperger's Syndrome, and I never felt like I fully understood it. After reading this book, I feel like I have a grasp on how to handle the Asperger that many people around me deal with. Definitely a worthy read.

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