I want to be like you: Life with Asperger’s Syndrome is a book that I wrote to share my personal stories, struggles, and experiences with Asperger’s Syndrome. It is a biographical journey of my life from childhood into early adult life. I am very open and honest with my story in hopes of allowing the parent to better understand and relate to their child on the spectrum.
I want to be like you is written like more of a 300 page journal entry than anything else. It was my intent to allow the reader inside the head and mind of someone on the autism spectrum to help them understand how I think and feel on a daily basis. It is my hope that by allowing the parent, educator, or professional access to this viewpoint, they can better understand autism spectrum disorders and use this knowledge to help others that they work with.
After going undiagnosed for many years and struggling with being different. I want to be like you is my way of communicating with the world the many thoughts and feelings I have had over my 25 year journey in this world.I hope that it shows that life may be difficult, confusing, or even a train wreck at times, but with hard work it can be overcome.
I want to be like you is my journey to self acceptance with having a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome.
You can buy Travis’ new book “i want to be like you: Life With Asperger’s Syndrome” here.
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