Finding Ben: A Mother's Journey Through the Maze of Asperger's by Barbara LaSalleFinding Ben: A Mother's Journey Through the Maze of Asperger's by Barbara LaSalle

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

byBarbara LaSalle

Paperback | February 11, 2004

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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.

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.
Title:Finding Ben: A Mother's Journey Through the Maze of Asperger'sFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.66 inPublished:February 11, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071431942

ISBN - 13:9780071431941

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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