Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Surviving the Special Educational Needs System: How to Be a Velvet Bulldozer


I've been a little concerned about what to blog during April as my connection to Aspergers is through my nephew and not my son, so I therefore don't feel at all qualified to say very much. I can only say how wonderful A is and how much he has brought to my extended family. He is such an interesting chap and I believe that he has made most of us look at the world a little differently to how we did before he came along.

There are various books on autism but one that is well written as well as having a clever title is this one by by Sandy Row. Sandy and her husband have four adopted children, all of whom are on the autistic spectrum. You can find out more about Sandy here.

I have been tagged to do this meme by the lovely Kerry who has a beautifully designed and interesting blog and here's how it works:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

My nearest book is Vintage by Olivia Darling and the fifth sentence is "She'd had plenty of practice as a teenager at getting out of the house without alerting her parents to the fact that she was leaving."

The next three sentences are: "And so she made it to the bottom of the stairs without Axel noticing at all. Madeleine glimpsed her lover as she passed the study door. He was sitting at her desk, doodling on a note pad as he made the transatlantic call."

This is a fun meme and so I tag anyone that feels like doing it. I'm now off to carry on reading this juicy book.

5 comments:

Yvonne said...

Ooh it does sound juicy!

Lane said...

I knew very little about autism before I started reading blogs. Reading people's personal experiences has been a complete education.

Enjoy your book:-)

Debs said...

yvonne - it is pure escapism, great.

lane - I've learnt most from listening to my sister and reading blogs too.

Thanks.

Annieye said...

I love little random snippets from books. I get quite a lot of ideas from them.

Debs said...

annieye - They are fun to read, aren't they?