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Asperger Syndrome in the Family

Asperger Syndrome in the Family

Redefining Normal

Liane Holliday Willey
Foreword by Pamela B. Tanguay

Paperback: £15.99 / $22.95

2001, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-85302-873-1, BIC 2: JMC JM VFJD

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Liane Holliday Willey and one of her daughters both have Asperger Syndrome. In Asperger Syndrome in the Family she looks, with honesty, wisdom and humor, at the implications this has for her family, both the Aspie and the non-Aspie members. Through personal vignettes, frank discussions and practical suggestions for dealing with everything from major to minor Aspie challenges, Liane, her husband and their three daughters bravely open their home to their readers, inviting them to look behind the curtains at their version of Aspie life. Not only does the book underscore the importance of mutual support and respect in an Aspie family - in fact in any family - it offers practical help for families in similar situations. This is a rich and positive book that will speak to all those whose lives have been affected by Asperger Syndrome.

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In response to Suzanne Wright’s “Call for Action in DC,” from Author and Autism Adovcate Liane Holliday Willey, EdD.

14 November 2013

In response to Suzanne Wright’s Autism Speaks Call for Action Op-ed I know full well the emotional, physical and financial cost that lurks front and center, as well as behind the scenes of autism. My father, daughter, cousin’s children and cousin’s cousin’s children have some form of autism. So do I. Not one of us,...

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomatoe. So What? by Liane Holliday Willey

5 April 2013

Best-selling JKP author Liane Holliday Willey (Pretending to be Normal, Safety Skills for Asperger Women, and others) is credited with coining the term ‘Aspie’ to describe individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome. Here, Dr. Holliday Willey weighs in on the semantics debate within the autism community over the term. I am a psycholinguistics professor. I like to...

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