Book Excerpt: A Word That Changes Lives
As I did with A Spectrum of Relationships, I'm going to post sections of the work in progress. I am not posting everything. I will be sharing primarily those sections that seem to need some reader suggestions for improvement before the complete book is revised and published.
When you read the text posted, please remember that the story of "me" is told from my perspective — which includes whatever biases I have, faulty and missing memories, and a fair amount of frustration. Do not hesitate to suggest a section be expanded for clarification or that I address a topic I might have omitted.
I previously used the subtitle An Educator's Journey, but that failed to capture how I view myself. I love words. Writing, reading, and teaching about words. So, I decided on this new subtitle. And now, the planned introduction to The Autistic Me: A Journey in Words.