Finding Ben: A Mother's Journey Through the Maze of Asperger's

Paperback | February 11, 2004

byBarbara LaSalle

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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.

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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 PostBorn 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. B...

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Author: LaSalleISBN: 0071431942Category: Psychology/MemoirTrim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4UPC: 639785384717Price: $14.95[category] Psychology/Memoir"An introspective, honest account that may offer solace . . . to other families coping withchallenging children."--Kirkus Reviews"[LaSalle's] story is one of human triumph over adversity and ignora...

Barbara LaSalle, Ph.D. (Los Angeles, CA) is a marriage and family therapist and documentary filmmaker whose films include It's Not All in Their Mind, and Living with A.D.D.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.66 inPublished:February 11, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very honest book! I just finished this book. I picked it up because as a medical student, I became fascinated with the kids I met with autism spectrum disorders. Ms. LaSalle is very honest in writing this book, which is refreshing. She freely admits to feeling embarassment and disgust toward her strange child. It's interesting to have Ben's own perspective interwoven into the story as well. I would recommend it to parents of kids with ASD, as well as people who are interested in learning more about this condition.
Date published: 2005-03-20