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Our 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
Your 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 book.
I 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
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
I 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
I 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 way around.
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
My 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
Christine Provstgaard, Washington, DC
"I found the book very interesting and very helpful to know there is an answer. Regards"
Debbie McKernan, Human Resources Co-ordinator, Lynbrook Vic Australia
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 not alone."
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.
Andrew Jeffers, Brisbane, Australia
I 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. Thanks Again"
I 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 confusing time.
Miranda Hirsch, Karridale, Western Australia, Australia
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
I 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 Ireland
"Hi 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 supportive it 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
"I 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 continue"
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.
I 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 ever.
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 much
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
I 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.
Your 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
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
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