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Parallel Play: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Asperger'sParallel Play: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Asperger’s by Tim Page

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Having a son with Asperger’s who is fast approaching adulthood, I long to know how any Aspie makes it through all the throes of adolescence to become an independent, thriving member of the community, let alone one who is valued.

Tim Page, a gifted music critic currently writing for The Washington Post, fortunately decided to pen a memoir of his childhood and adolescence (with a brief epilogue recounting his major milestones in adulthood). This book was worth the read not only for further insights into how an Aspie might handle it all (other than his drug years)–for example, transcendental meditation worked wonders for him–but, also, for his recommendations in music, film, etc. He’s exactly my age and, as I read of the pop culture surrounding his youth, it took me back to those wonderful times, re-living favorite songs and artists.

An excellent book for those whose world has been touched by someone on the Autistic spectrum. It provides the one thing we need most–hope.

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