Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome Paperback – Illustrated, Jan. 1 2003
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- Publisher : Aapc Inc; Illustrated edition (Jan. 1 2003)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 174 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1931282196
- ISBN-13 : 978-1931282192
- Item Weight : 318 g
- Dimensions : 15.2 x 1.26 x 22.9 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #518,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for the First Edition:
'In Beyond the Wall Stephen Shore provides an unusually interesting, well-written and insightful autobiographical account of the life of a person with high-functioning autism/ Asperger Syndrome. This is a "user-friendly" book: Stephen is a courteous and well-informed tour guide, who makes our visit with him both enjoyable and informative. Highly recommended. '--Bernard Rimland, Ph.D., director, Autism Research Institute.
In this autobiography [Stephen Shore] explores experiences of autism - painful memories of early schooling, terrors of his middle school, the rewards of college, problems in holding down a job and 10 years of marriage...This painful but exhilarating story reveals how much more there is to learn about autism.--Community Care
Stephen Shore's unique perspective makes this autobiography a wonderful, inspirational and educational book. The author provides valuable practical information that will benefit both parents and professionals.--Stanley D.Klein, Ph.D, co-editor, You Will Dream New Dreams, Inspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children with Disabilities.
Stephen's words softened my heart. They made me proud to be a fellow aspie. I am certain everyone who reads Stephen's book will come away inspired by his life's story, honoured by his decision to share so much of who he is, and touched by his honesty and courage. More importantly I am quite certain his readers will forever more look upon people with any difference, particularly those on the light end of autism or Asperger syndrome, as fine and nobly interesting people who have so very much to offer this society we all share.--Liane Holliday Willey.
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I was encouraged that this fellow is married, gainfully employed and seems somewhat happy. Gave me hope for my son. Saw some things in his book that my son does, that I had no id'd as an ASP behavior. Definitely worth a look, but by far, not the best resource I've ever seen.
Stephen Shore writes as both a professional in the special education field and as AS individual. This book was an amazing blend of professional information and personal account.
For parents, this book has shown that our Asperger/autistic children have bright futures ahead. Stephen reminds us that spectrum children grow into spectrum adults, and that being autistic doesn't mean being alone.
Mr. Shore is an amazing individual. A wonderful advocate and educator. This book is an asset to anyone!
Thanks Stephen. Write another book, soon, Please!
Top reviews from other countries
I especially like how Mr. Shore talked about many of the jobs he held and why he succeeded or what he learned from his not so successful job situations. I think having a supplemental book on this subject alone would be very worthwhile...especially if it came from a variety of viewpoints. Hmmm.
Shore's work explores aspergers from three different viewpoints: as that of a clinician working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, as an adult who himself has aspergers, and as an adult remembering the challenges aspergers has presented him with over the course of his lifetime.
As the parent of two boys with Autism Spectrum Disorders, I was delighted with Shore's explanations of why my children feel the need to do some of the things they do, and what purpose those behaviors serve in their lives.
In this reader's opinion, Beyond the Wall is an invaluable guide to anyone who knows someone with aspergers and autism. Shore's writing is right up there with Temple Grandin's, and should be included as a valuable reference book in anyone's collection of books about autism/aspergers.