Elijah's Cup: A Family's Journey Into the Community and Culture of High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

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Price
$17.95
Publisher
Free Press
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.51 X 8.5 X 0.64 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781416567769

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About the Author

Valerie Paradiz was born in Colorado and has lived and worked in Germany and Japan. For several years she has taught literature and writing at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson. She lives with her son in Woodstock, New York.

Reviews

Gail Godwin

Valerie Paradiz's appealing narrative of day-to-day living with her autistic son held me from start to finish. It brims with insights, especially those stressing the importance of "dismantling our fear" of other ways of perceiving. Very timely and resonant.
Oliver Sacks

author of "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat"

Valerie Paradiz has written a moving and eloquent chronicle of the diagnosis of her son, Elijah, with Asperger's syndrome and their journey together into the world of high-functioning autism. Her book is an important addition to the literature of autism, full of beautifully observed moments.
Donna Williams

author of "Nobody Nowhere"

Valerie Paradiz has written an honest, artistic, and very human account of the impact of this exceptional and controversial social-political movement on her life and that of her colorful son, Elijah. She captures how this sometimes mind-blowing social adventure in a world rarely visited by most people expanded their lives and helped shape a different place of belonging within the world.
Maria Asperger

Child Psychiatrist

Sixty years ago, my father, the Austrian pediatrician, Hans Asperger, revealed the appealing and often overlooked qualities of these unusual children. He also showed how we even find some resonance of their difficult traits within ourselves. Now it's time for us to hear more directly the voice of autistic people and that of their parents. Valerie Paradiz has given us a precious gift of a book, full of her own experiences with her son.
Donna Williams author of "Nobody Nowhere" Valerie Paradiz has written an honest, artistic, and very human account of the impact of this exceptional and controversial social-political movement on her life and that of her colorful son, Elijah. She captures how this sometimes mind-blowing social adventure in a world rarely visited by most people expanded their lives and helped shape a different place of belonging within the world.
Gail Godwin Valerie Paradiz's appealing narrative of day-to-day living with her autistic son held me from start to finish. It brims with insights, especially those stressing the importance of "dismantling our fear" of other ways of perceiving. Very timely and resonant.
Oliver Sacks author of "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" Valerie Paradiz has written a moving and eloquent chronicle of the diagnosis of her son, Elijah, with Asperger's syndrome and their journey together into the world of high-functioning autism. Her book is an important addition to the literature of autism, full of beautifully observed moments.
Maria Asperger Child Psychiatrist Sixty years ago, my father, the Austrian pediatrician, Hans Asperger, revealed the appealing and often overlooked qualities of these unusual children. He also showed how we even find some resonance of their difficult traits within ourselves. Now it's time for us to hear more directly the voice of autistic people and that of their parents. Valerie Paradiz has given us a precious gift of a book, full of her own experiences with her son.