Monday, March 22, 2010

new book on Aspergers

I read today that Curt Schilling and his wife Shonda have written a book about their son Grant. Curt, as you may know, is the retired former all-star pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. Curt and Shonda's son Grant was diagnosed in 2007 with Asperger's Syndrome.
The Best Kind of Different details the journey Shonda made with Grant and what Aspergers meant for him and their family.

Bob Costas has this to say:
"In this moving and insightful book, Shonda Schilling explains how she and
her family came to understand and appreciate what makes her son Grant the
Best Kind of Different. In the process of telling their personal story, she
sheds much needed light on this often misunderstood condition.”

I am happy to see that AS is being discussed more and more, between TV shows like NBC's Parenthood, and books by Richard Lavoie, Jed Baker, Tony Attwood, and now this memoir by a world-renowned sports figure. Slowly, our "informed" culture may actually be brought up to speed on this little-understood condition.