Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Book Review -- The Uncharted Path: My Journey with Late-Diagnosed Autism
When my own Asperger's diagnosis at age 34 sent me searching for others like me, I found Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg's inspiring, moving and often funny blog, http://www.journeyswithautism.com/. While I am still searching for the words to explain what it feels like to suddenly discover as an adult that I am Autistic, Rachel has found those words and shared them in this very personal book. Rachel provides an inside look at redefining the way we communicate with the neurotypical world and learning to self-advocate. If you're recently diagnosed, or know someone who is, or suspect you are or do -- read this book instead of (or in addition to) the clinical analysis written by the "experts" who have studied Autism rather than living with it.