Disclosure: I received a free copy of The Way I See It from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
The Way I See It by Dr. Temple Grandin
The Collector’s Edition (Revised and Expanded) of The Way I See It by Temple Grandin is almost 400 pages packed full of information about autism and Asperger’s. It contains fifteen years’ worth of articles Temple wrote for Autism Asperger’s Digest, and they cover all areas of dealing with autism and Asperger’s, from diagnosis to issues adults with ASD face.
In addition to presenting a lot of scientific research, Temple shares her own experiences and perspective as a person with autism. While there is a lot of technical information presented in this book, Temple’s writing makes it clear and easy to understand. I found it especially interesting to read about Temple’s early life, how her brain works, and how she thinks.
As the parent of a child with autism, I also appreciated Temple’s thoughts on effective ways to parent children with autism. Since my child also deals with chronic health issues, I liked that Temple pointed out that medical issues can be a cause of behavior problems, and she encouraged parents to look at their child’s health before saying everything is due to behavior issues.
If you’re interested in a book that explains the research about autism in language you can understand and presents “insider information” from a successful adult with autism who knows the successes and pitfalls that can await those with ASD, The Way I See It is a great resource. The articles are informative, yet short enough to read in the small windows of time you have in your busy day.