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Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Autism | [Jeannie Davide-Rivera]

Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed: Growing Up with Undiagnosed Autism

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.
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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

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    Christine Hermes Newark, DE United States 05-30-14
    Christine Hermes Newark, DE United States 05-30-14 Member Since 2013

    Mom of two elementary aged girls with special needs.

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    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.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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