Natural Genius: The Gifts of Asperger’s Syndrome


Natural Genius: The Gifts of Asperger’s Syndrome is Susan Rubinyi’s story of raising her son Ben who has Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), and how she has come to view his condition as a blessing. While acknowledging the challenges posed by AS, she emphasizes the extraordinary positives of her son’s life and his particular gifts – his photographic memory, perfect pitch and French-English bilingual abilities.

Susan Rubinyi advocates a strength-based approach, and explains how her personal experiences – living abroad, foreign languages, science fiction and music, as well as her own feelings of alienation – have helped her understand alternative and cross-cultural perspectives in life. Her journey with Ben is an enriching and strengthening one of personal transformation. An immensely hopeful and positive book, this should be read by anyone concerned with bringing up a child with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Book details:

Natural Genius: The Gifts of Asperger’s Syndrome
Susan Rubinyi
October 2006
120 pages
Paperback
ISBN 1 84310 784 8

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