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A small blue thing : life on the spectrum

By: Hanify, Julie.
Wellington, NZ : Submarine Books, 2016Description: 223 pages : colour illustrations ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780994123770.Subject(s): AUTISM | ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER | AUTOBIOGRAPHYSummary: "Julie Hanify has felt different for as long as she can remember, suffering from anxiety, obsession and an inability to prioritise or slow her life down. A teacher, musician and mother, she was burnt out by the time she reached her forties, and her marriage was on the rocks. When one of her children was diagnosed with ADHD, a light went on. It turned out Julie had the same disorder and was on the autism spectrum too. This revelation changed her life, and made her want to change the lives of others like her,especially the children she teaches. A Small Blue Thing is a memoir that bursts with the fireball energy and creativity of its author, and explores a way forward for those whose gifts to the world are not what we expect. “If I had to recommend one single source of enlightenment on the reality of living with both ADHD and autism I would be hard pressed to go past A Small Blue Thing.” Paul G Taylor, consultant paediatrician" - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
List(s) this item appears in: Biographies. Dec 2017 CM | Autism success stories. July 2017 | Adults and Autism New Resources June 2018 | Top Rated in 2018
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"Julie Hanify has felt different for as long as she can remember, suffering from anxiety, obsession and an inability to prioritise or slow her life down. A teacher, musician and mother, she was burnt out by the time she reached her forties, and her marriage was on the rocks. When one of her children was diagnosed with ADHD, a light went on. It turned out Julie had the same disorder and was on the autism spectrum too. This revelation changed her life, and made her want to change the lives of others like her,especially the children she teaches. A Small Blue Thing is a memoir that bursts with the fireball energy and creativity of its author, and explores a way forward for those whose gifts to the world are not what we expect.
“If I had to recommend one single source of enlightenment on the reality of living with both ADHD and autism I would be hard pressed to go past A Small Blue Thing.”
Paul G Taylor, consultant paediatrician" - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE

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