Making Sense of the Unfeasible
My Life Journey with Asperger Syndrome
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Before he received his diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (AS) in the 1970s, Marc Fleisher was considered mentally retarded; yet he went on against the odds to gain two maths degrees and to undertake post-graduate studies in maths. In this engaging story Marc relates how, supported by his family and by services for people with autism, and despite family tragedy and personal difficulties, he learnt to get the most out of life. He shares, with humour and candour, a multitude of practical tips for people with AS, and those around them, rounding off his story with appendices on astronomy, parallel universes, and the mathematics of unfeasibly large numbers.
- Published: Jun 15 2003
- Pages: 160
- 231 x 158mm
- ISBN: 9781843101659
Good Autism Practice
Marc Fleisher's passion to help and inspire others and to create a more responsive society is infectious. This book will contribute to those goals. There is much here too for professionals to reflect upon and learn from. Like the best autobiographies, the reader is left wanting to know what the future will hold. I hope Marc Fleisher will tell us.
It is a moving and illuminating memoir. Before Marc received his diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome in the 1970s, he was considered mentally retarded; yet he went on to gain a degree and then a post-graduate qualification in maths. In this engaging story, Marc relates how he learned to get the most out of life, with the help of his family and support services, despite family tragedy and personal difficulties.
Fleisher shares, with humour and candour, a multitude of practical tips for people with AS, and those around them...