"Counting Jacob" Book 1, Aspie Hero Series

We are so happy to introduce you to our newest book, Counting Jacob which is Book 1 of the Aspie Hero Series!  Read a note from our author and get this book!

Author: Abbey Perry

Author: Abbey Perry

A Note From the Author Abbey!

My dream is to see acceptance learned in all areas of differences. This book was written for my son, so he could have another person he could connect with. I want him to be able to grow with this series and to love himself for who he is. I want this book to help other people to not only be secure within themselves, but to also accept themselves for being different.

My heart became deeply involved in the Autism/Asperger's Syndrome community because of my son's Asperger's diagnosis in 2012. We set out together learning about what made him who he is and why he is so special. That is my purpose for this book. Along with educating others about Asperger's Syndrome, I want to teach children with special needs that it's okay to be different.

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Asperger's Syndrome is a condition where everyday sounds, lights even feelings can translate into sensory overload for someone with Asperger's, resulting in an outburst, tantrum or complete shut-down. No two Aspies are the same making it difficult to diagnose. 

It often takes the form of social awkwardness or what seems to be a lack of compassion for others. In truth, Aspies can be very considerate and even social, but they experience difficulties with recognizing the expressions and body language of others and understanding how the other person feels.

There are so many incredible online tools that help explain Asperger's and provide practical guidance and suggestions on ways to live with it. Here are a few of my own favorites to get you started!

http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/asperger-syndrome

http://www.autism-society.org/about-autism/aspergers-syndrome/

http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/alistair/survival/

http://www.yourlittleprofessor.com/teen2.html

http://confessionsofanaspergersmom.blogspot.com/