Raising Cubby

Raising Cubby

A Father and Son's Adventures With Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives

Book - 2013
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Misfit, truant, delinquent. John Robison was never a model child, and he wasn't a model dad either. Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at the age of 40, he approached fatherhood as a series of logic puzzles and practical jokes. Still, John got the basics right. The one thing John couldn't figure out was what to do when school authorities decided that Cubby was dumb and stubborn - the very same thing he had been told as a child. Did Cubby have Asperger's too?
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2013.
ISBN: 9780385670364
Branch Call Number: 362.1968982 ROB
Characteristics: ix, 365 p. ; 25 cm.

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Mtrey
May 22, 2016

Enjoyed this memoir of a high school dropout turned rock band electric pyrotech gadget turned auto restorer to father. Autism is prevalent, and it's good to read how the author dealt with his and then others diagnosis.
Sad thing, the "over the top hoopla" on Cubbys chemistry experiments. Such is the new world reality.

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JudithE
Jul 22, 2013

Loved it. Clear and interesting. A little long when talking about the trial, but I forgive him that -- it's kind of Aspergian!

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