Jeannie grew up with autism, but no one around her knew it. Twirling Naked in the Streets will take you on a journey into the mind of a child on the autism spectrum; a child who grows into an adolescent, an adult, and becomes a wife, mother, student, and writer with autism.
This is a gripping memoir of a quirky, weird, but gifted child who grows up never quite finding her niche. It took 38 years to discover that all the issues, problems, and weirdness she experienced were because she had Asperger's Syndrome (AS), a form of high-functioning autism. The tale begins at age three and takes us all the way through her diagnosis. Along the way she explains autism in a way that will have fellow "Aspies" crying tears of joy at being understood, and "neuro-typical" people really starting to grasp the challenges that autistic people face every moment of every day.
©2013 Jeannie Davide-Rivera (P)2014 Jeannie Davide-Rivera
Mom of two elementary aged girls with special needs.
I only have the audio edition.
When I first started listening I swore that my own 6 year old traveled into the future, wrote this book and came back to publish the story of her life! Soon after listening to the entire book, my daughter was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
This story takes you right into the world of autism from an insider look.
I was really impressed. It is great being a female on the spectrum and reading this! I related so much and I'm very happy this was my first choice for when it comes to books on autism. I couldn't believe how specific everything was and how much of it just added up. I have amnesia from trauma so it brought back a lot of memories and has helped me get through all this. Thank you for writing this Jeannie if you're reading this. <3
I remembered her relationship with her family the most because I've been healing from living with an alcoholic father and neglectful mother who always tried to change me into something I wasn't.
I feel like I was able to take everything in a lot better, I struggle with reading because I constantly have to read it over and over. I felt a lot more engaged and less distracted listening to her.
Not sure how to answer this question.
PLEASE WRITE MORE BOOKS!
"many familiar anecdotes that will ring clear."
Many familiar anecdotes that will ring clear for those on the spectrum. It's pleasing to see more female writers documenting their struggles.
"Essential reading for adult women with ASD"
Often lost and undiagnosed girls/women with AS find this story helpful and interesting. It's about time we (ladies with AS) had some literature to gain understanding from.
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