Jeannie grew up with autism, but one around her knew it. Twirling Naked in the Streets will take you on a journey into the mind of a child on the autism spectrum; a child who grows into an adolescent, an adult, and becomes a wife, mother, student, and writer with autism. This is a gripping memoir of a quirky, weird, but gifted child who grows up never quite finding her niche. It took 38 years to discover that all the issues, problems, and weirdness she experienced were because she had Asperger's Syndrome (AS), a form of high-functioning autism. The tale begins at age three and takes us all the way through her diagsis. Along the way she explains autism in a way that will have fellow Aspies crying tears of joy at being understood, and neuro-typical people really starting to grasp the challenges that autistic people face every moment of every day.
Jeannie Davide-Rivera is an award-winning author, and professional blogger with Asperger's Syndrome living in South Carolina with her husband and her three autistic sons. Growing up with undiagnosed autism, and now raising three ASD children gives her a unique inside look into the world of those living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Writer for Autism Parenting Magazine, The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, and the Autism Expert Category Writer for Answer.com