Reviews of "No Team Player" by Judith Newton
A newly published Australian account of "a neurotypical's life married to a man with Autism Spectrum Disorder",
the author discusses her predicament with clarity and candour, so there can be no misunderstanding about the unusual
nature of her life. A bonus is her portrait of how ASD appears in an adult so she answers the question often asked
about adolescents, "what is he likely to be when he grows up?' This book may well be the raw material for designing
further interventions for young people on the spectrum as they move towards independence and life in the community.
Book in hand Oct 2010 www.bookinhand.com.au
Asperger's Syndrome is a disorder that affects the entire family not just the person with the disorder. Asperger's Syndrome has been described as a merciless dictator: it affects all aspects of the AS individual's and their family's lives. This book along with other narratives as they are published will open the eyes and minds of the public regarding Asperger's Syndrome's actions and behaviours, which have gone un-noticed or unrecognised by Medicine... how these hitherto unrecognised "behind- closed- doors' actions and behaviours adversely affect the NT family members in immeasurable ways.
Resources at hand Oct 2010 www.resourcesathand.com.au
It's a difficult and emotional life being non-AS in a marriage with someone whose behaviour can be completely baffling and sometimes even seems cruel.
MD Junction Feb 2011