Elijah's Cup

Elijah's Cup

A Family's Journey Into the Community and Culture of High-functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Book - 2002
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Just as awareness of ADD, depression, and dyslexia has exploded in recent years, so has a new understanding of autism and Asperger's syndrome. Elijah's Cup is a pioneering work that gives an insider's view of the disease.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Free Press, c2002.
ISBN: 9780743204453
074320445X
Characteristics: xi, 242 p.

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May 01, 2016

I love this book! Although the title seems misleading. As a girl with Asperger's, this child seems a bit lower on the spectrum. Therefore, while I was searching for help and answers in this book, it wasn't helpful, because I couldn't relate to much of the book.

However, the story is incredibly well-written, and I love how poetic the author is. She is also very sensitive to the idiosyncrasies of the autistic individual, which is encouraging. We autistic people aren't weird, just different! We just see and interact with the world differently than you do. :)

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