Primary school volunteer Pascal van IJzendoorn was on a year 6 camping trip somewhere on a campsite in North Holland. In the evening around the campfire, the day was discussed when a colleague spoke about the neighbouring school; a primary school for children with autism. She was quite surprised that you couldn’t tell from the outside that these children were autistic. It felt like a stimulus for Pascal that he could not ignore and he told his colleagues for the first time that he too is autistic. They would never think that of him. And why should they, since he lives his life like everyone else. This book tells the story of Pascal who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) only after a long process of social care.
- Preface - ‘Who am I?’ the Autist Wondered... - In a sea of stimuli… You Either Sink or Swim. - Social Attention Makes Everything More Beautiful The Autistic in the Game of Love - ADHD and Autism in the Same Bed - Parenting Is an Art... An Autistic Child in The Family - How Little Pascal Met the Rest of the World: School! - Autism on the Job - Pascal’s Stroll in the World of Healthcare - The Bible of Psychiatry, More Commonly Known as the DSM -Reference