Help your loved one be happy and content in who he/she is.
If you're tired, frustrated, angry and confused about how to help your child, spouse, parent, or other loved one cope with Asperger's Syndrome, good news …
Asperger's is not a curse - it is just a difference, and a difference that can be worked around. Your Loved One CAN Still Be a Happy, Stable, Calm, Successful and Productive Person
From: Craig Kendall
Re: Helping your loved one cope with Asperger's Syndrome
Dear Fellow Aspergers Supporter,
If you're supporting a child, spouse or other loved one who has Asperger's Syndrome, this will be the most important website you've ever found.
Because I'm going to reveal exactly how you can get a full arsenal of proven coping strategies and techniques to help you deal with your loved one's Asperger's Syndrome AND to help your loved one successfully live with Aspergers
This is information your doctors can't (or won't) give you. Information you won't find at the library or bookstore. And information you desperately need if you want your loved one to finally enjoy a "normal" life and do all the things you take for granted, like:
Make and keep friends
Do well in school
Get along well with friends and neighbors
Treat family members with love and respect
Enjoy an active social life
Hold down a steady-paying job
Act like a responsible, independent adult
Take good care of themselves
Find a rewarding career
8 year old has Asperger’s and we use the guide /
information you make available to us everyday in
our lives -- such as decreasing anxiety, how
to prepare for the next year & how others can help
us. I am attaching a photo of our son Chance-8 years
old and is making progress everyday. I also sent
a family picture from Christmas. He works very hard
at everything he does. Thanks for being there for
my family and others.
Angie Greathouse RN, MSN Louisville, KY
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book was an answer to prayer and we’re thankful
for all the insight it provided. It gave us a grip
on what had seemed so “vague” before and provided
practical “how-to’s” on how to cope with this condition.
I actually summarized what you shared and took my
“findings” to a meeting at school with my son’s
7th grade teachers...I believe we are more “fruitful”
instead of as “frustrated” now and more prepared
for the our unique journey ahead. We have hope
and we are excited and we are thankful for your
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hope this reaches out to those who have young ones
with Aspergers for this will help answers those
"whys and why nots". Great book! Two High Fives
and a big Hug to you Craig for all your strength
in getting this out there to us! Thanks again! Lavonne Sturm, Cheney WA
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I have found your
books both helpful and a big relief on how to help
my grandson. I read your news letters and books,
take notes and pass the original on to my daughter
and her husband. They have offered so much help
and hope that I find it hard to describe. God
Bless you for your hard work and your caring so
much that you do what you do. Thank you so much
for what you are doing.
Sincerely, Connie Watson
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just started your book 2 days ago. It's like
I’ve been starving & it's food! It's nice to read
stuff where I don't feel like my 7 yr old is defective.
I’ve known that all along the main reason I even
want to put a label on her differences is because
I want to be a better, more effective mom to her.
Thanks for the time & effort you put into researching
this & writing your books to help others like me.
Sherilin Vickery Riley, Chattanooga, TN
enjoy and appreciate the information, anything
to help my son and my own understanding of what
life is like for Nicholas. It also helps me educate
my son's teacher and EA which this process is
ongoing and at times very frustrating.
Laurie Charlick, Brantford, ON, Canada
"Asperger's Syndrome Guide
for Teens and Young Adults", and "The Asperger's
Syndrome Survival Guide". Both were amazing and
helped me realize that my son has gifts, rather
than being a problem child like the school was always
referring to him as. My quote to them was always
that he was a child with problems, not the other
Amanda Trombley, Inverness, FL
Thank you! Thank you! Thank You! I have been
looking for this! My grandson is nineteen, and
I am still learning everyday about Aspergers Syndrome,
and anything that can help me help him is so appreciated.
Sincerely, Kathryn Hamann, Hyampom, CA
name is Matt Turner from Australia. I have a 6 y.o.
with Aspergers (fairly mild). I found your work
insightful and helpful - my wife is a doctor
and spent many hours wading through medical texts
to no avail. Our son Finley Turner is a very
bright, friendly, healthy, unconditionally loved
boy who can lose it sometimes. The guide helped
us understand what to do and it helps him as much
as us. Thanks for the work and I have recommended
you to other parents in similar situations.
Matt Turner, Australia
Thank you so much for your wonderful book.
My son is 23 now. I had him tested through the years,
and no significant diagnosis was ever given. It
saddens me that I could have done so much more for
him when he was going through the social pains of
childhood if I would have had this knowledge about
Aspergers. I am so thrilled with your research
and the fact you are willing to share it with so
many people. His father is having difficulty
understanding our Son and his "quirks". I now have
the tools you have put together to help us both
understand how we can be there for our son. Reading
your book is totally "enlightenment".
God Bless You
"I found the book very interesting
and very helpful to know there is an answer.
Debbie McKernan, Human Resources Co-ordinator, Lynbrook
I work as a psychologist in Victoria, Australia,
and do intellectual assessments of children in schools.
When I searched on line, your information was
the most informative, and so I bought your books,
and downloaded them. I sincerely appreciate your
honesty, and the width and depth of the information
you have provided. Thank you most sincerely
for what you have done.
Gillian Scoble PhD, MAPS
"The Asperger's Syndrome
information is a godsend. It really helps me
deal with the students I work with because I didn't
have a clue how to approach them."
Cynthia Smith, Tulsa, Ok
I have found your guide
very helpful.I am continually trying to
gain knowledge on this subject and no one source
has been very helpful until your book. I find
having a special child is a "special" gift that
not all family and friends can understand or respect
for that matter! I am always happily encouraged
to read books like this which give me hope and help
me to explain to my child and others that this is
not a bad thing but, a gift that I haven't fully
figured out. Each new day with Gracie brings
new challenges and new found talents that are unique
to her because of the Aspergers or PDD. I thank
you again for your time consuming work on this book
to benefit all of us who have the responsibility
of being the best parents we can to of special children.
Sincere Thanks! Mary Pead
"Thank you so much for your
information about Asperger's Syndrome.
I went to a therapist to try and learn how to be
better in the relationship with my husband. My
therapist has taken your website for other adults
with similar problems. Because of you allowing
me to have access to your knowledge, we now live
a better quality of life-and we are almost 70 years
old. Some peace at last. I thank you very
much for your help. Pat Davies, Bauple, Queensland, Australia
"It helps me to connect
with other parents, learn more and feel like I am
Rose Pagel, Atlanta, GA
Your books have been very
helpful and have given me a greater understanding
of my friends syndrome. With this information I
now feel that I can help in a small way to give
her and her family a better understanding of what
she goes through. Thank you for all your hard
work in compiling these books and guides. Job well
done. Yours truly
Andrew Jeffers, Brisbane, Australia
found your articles to be extremely helpful...I
applaud you for sharing your story and helping others
who are going through similar situations. Thank
you for sharing your story.
Candi Kilgore, Jacksonville, FL
From down here in New Zealand,
I have found your Survival Guide a very good
and a concise record of all one needs to know about
this Syndrome. I have a grandson now 12 years
old with AS. To cut a longer story short he now
has some recognition from his School of his disability
and has a resource person to help him. Keep up the
good work. I find your continuing resource material
through e-mail very useful (i.e. most recently
the Video of a student I think in his mid twenties
who found out he had AS). The practical tip to look
at a person's nose (rather than looking into his
eyes) when speaking so not to be intimidated is
an example of a useful practice to try out.
"Hi, Mr. Craig Kendall
Thanks for the Newsletter, it has been a great
help for me to understand Aspergers Syndrome.
was pleasantly surprised by the consistency, and
thoroughness of the topics. I think this is
a valuable tool for anyone who has someone with
Aspergers or knows some who has Aspergers. I
think this was a valuable tool for me because
as a parent we all need a kick in the butt and stay
on task, constantly fighting, updating and communicating
with caregivers, teachers and finding tools for
our children. Keep it up!
Peggy Stockdill, Daniel (age 13), Minneapolis, MN
"I feel like I can't thank
you enough. As you know, we love our children
so very much and we don't want them to just "fit
in" but to live the life they were put on this Earth
to live. I cannot say enough wonderful things
about these e-mails. Getting an e-mail and or video
(even better because sometimes I am too tired to
read anything) from someone saying exactly what
I feel and think is amazing!!!" Noreen Lewis
While my son, now age 5 has
not yet been formally diagnosed the ASD, his teacher
thought that his interaction with others required
investigation. The Asperger's Syndrome Survival
Guide has given me a very clear understanding of
the condition and the most important issues that
need addressing in my child. In fact it enabled
me to sort out all the mumbo jumbo being given to
me from "health professionals" and gave me the knowledge
and strength to stand up to all the different courses
of action being recommended by well meaning people.
(I felt I was being bullied by the teachers
at my sons school - who definitely didn't understand
ASD) So thank you very much for your well written
book that basically offered a lifeline in a very
Miranda Hirsch, Karridale, Western Australia, Australia
"Hi Craig, The information is very helpful, because
it describes the syndrome of Asperger's. Since my
little nephew as been diagnosed with Asperger's
syndrome, I can help my niece with the information
she needs. Its been a great help to her, when
she needs a question answered. So keep doing what
you are doing. Regards"
Silvana Ulisse, Canada
definitely found your information helpful. My
grandson was just diagnosed this summer. He is very
smart and sweet. We will continue to be an advocate
for him thanks to your information. I am including
a picture of him. Thank you,
Terrie Scott, San Antonio, TX
I am the grandparent of a nine
year old recently found to have Asperger's. While
there is growing press awareness here about Asperger's,
most of the general public would see a child as
being difficult and especially so should there be
a public meltdown. I, and others close to him, have
only very recently become aware of the point of
view of someone with Asperger's. Your book has
been very helpful with regard to this. The newsletter
helps to remind me of aspects or gives additional
light.I much admire your dedication.
It is a reminder to me continue to aspire in that
direction, hopefully with the more productive results
that can come from better understanding.
Thank you very much,
David Malcolm Scott, Belfast, Co Down, Northern
"Dear Craig I have a 7 year old granddaughter who has just
been diagnosed with Aspergers. I have a greater
insight into the condition now and under-
stand her so much better. I always wondered
why at this time of the year she never wanted to
go to the shopping malls to see the Christmas lights
and Father Christmas etc. like most children. And
lots an lots of other things. She is very bright
and has an advanced vocabulary and an excellent
memory. Your articles have enlightened me
and I look forward to them. Thanks once again"
Maria Drummond-Hay, Cape Town, South Africa
The benefit of your book
has been that I can argue my case about my son to
the so called "experts". We just finished our
psych eval last week and have yet to get the results.
I paid for this out of my own pocket. The intern
(college student) spent about 10 hours with my Asperger
son. She said her results are not conclusive just
yet but that she is leaning towards anxiety. ANXIETY!!!!!!!!!!!
My son fits all the classic signs and symptoms
of Asperger's and I would not know this if I did
not have your book. For 6 years now we have been
trying to find what is wrong with this kid. Until
I read your book I honestly didn't have a clue.
UTMB ruled out Manic Bipolar and steered me towards
the PDD-NOS. That's when I found your book online.
Thanks for your straightforward, easy reading
manual for parents and children with Asperger's.
"Your newsletter has been
a great help to me. I have a little 4 y.o. boy
in my Sunday School class and it has been quite
a challenge to know how to give a lesson in a way
that would benefit him. I feel now that I can
relate to him much better, as I now understand why
he cries and gets distressed when we go into
a classroom that has a faulty microphone which sometimes
gives out a high pitched shriek, and why he insists
on sitting on the same chair, in the same spot each
week. I thank the Lord that I was able to receive
your Newsletters and thank you VERY MUCH for them.
God bless you for the good work that you are doing.
Kaye Williams, Adelaide, Sth. Australia
my son of 3 and a half years was diagnosed today,
I had concerns so prior to his appointment I researched
it and joined your newsletter. The information
was so helpful and very supportiveit was
almost like having a counselor as I opened each
email I felt like some one really understood my
situation so thanks you so much for that, it's
a very hard thing to accept and you do feel alone
but with the letters I was given inspiration
and hope that not everything was going to be
doom and gloom it was and still is a lifeline.
Mr. and Mrs. Allcok, ST Albans, Hertfordshire, England
have found the newsletters very valuable.
I have forwarded them to teachers who work with
Matthias when they apply."
Abby Brown, St. Paul, MN
"This Newsletter has been
very valuable, in the sense, an eye opener to the
condition along with the hope that all is not lost....please
Your newsletter helps me learn
more about the syndrome. It gives me bite-sized
pieces of information and it's topical format makes
it easy for me to share with others. I share
it with my husband and my mom mostly. And
because the information is bite-sized, it is
easier for me to remember and I use that in day-to-day
conversation with close friends who have questions.
Sincere thanks for your newsletter.
have been reading your Newsletter for a while now.
Find attached a picture of my family. Joel is the
little boy in glasses. Thanks for putting a smile
on me.My knowledge and support is increasing.
I feel more positive towards helping my son than
Mariat Lennon, Milton Keynes, England
I just want to thank you
from the bottom of my heart, how much your Aspergers
news letters has help me try to understand my 9
year old son better he just got diagnosed in June
with Aspergers. It's very hard for me still
and I just hope that I could do it. Thank You very
Claudia Nazario, Monroe, NY
The Survival guide has been
incredible! We are currently "waging war" with
our son's school district because they don't feel
he is autistic enough to warrant services geared
towards Aspergers. Having read up on Aspergers and
knowing it is more that just ADHD and distractibility,
has renewed our hope for our son. Getting the
Aspergers diagnosis and reading this guide finally
gave us the last pieces to the puzzle we call Tucker
(our son). It all makes much more sense now.
Thanks a ton!
Michelle Anderson, Kenosha, WI
am Ben's grandmother and see him every single day.
He is a joy. What your info does is help us to
understand the melt downs that quite frankly we
have always put down to the meds that he takes.
We have proved your theory of a strict regime for
Ben. Each letter adds to our knowledge. Keep
it up dear friend. We learn from you every day and
will I am sure continue to learn. God Bless you.
newsletters have been extremely helpful to me. They
are easy to read, and cover important topics
that are relevant to what I'm looking for. I'm a
clinical social worker at a private art college
in NYC. Thank you for taking the time to put something
like this together! Sincerely,
Jernee Montoya, LCSW CASAC, New York
Dear Mr. Kendall, I find these newsletters extremely helpful. They
are concise, to the point, and easy to read.
Keep 'em coming!
Jernee Montoya, LCSW, CASAC
You have helped me realise
that my husband and son do not suffer from Aspergers
BUT some of the behaviour is similar and it has
helped me detach from it as a characteristic of
them rather than something wrong with me. It
has changed my life. You are doing a great job…
I really loved the video (sent with the newsletter)
of the boy talking about lack of facial expression
and misreading facial expression.
Tamworth NSW Australia
Thank you so much for your quality work! I found
your books to be helpful. Generally, the info
you provide is more relevant and in-depth than a
similar one that is out there (though I’d rather
not mention names since any help we get divulging
Asperger’s information to parents is greatly appreciated!).
Thank you again kindly,
Theresa Meuse, Bedford, MA
When I first purchased the
book I was not entirely sure if my son had Aspergers
and as I read it I thought no he does not fit those
criteria. However, as time has passed and my son
has gotten that bit older (he will be 8 on the 22
Apr) I have been observing him more closely and
in the last week he was actually confirmed by an
eminent Professor as having both Aspergers and ADD.
I then went back to your book and read it again
and could see so much more and was very interested
to see what the future holds. I have read a number
of other books in the recent past but found your
book to be very practical from the schooling point
of view and what to expect so thanks for your help.
Good luck and kind regards,
Just wanted you to know that
your newsletters are a blessing and a wealth
of valuable information.
Mirinda, Greenville, SC