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Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed: Growing Up With Undiagnosed Autism By Jeannie Davide-Rivera Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed Growing Up With Undiagnosed Autism Jeannie grew up with autism but no 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
  • Title: Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed: Growing Up With Undiagnosed Autism
  • Author: Jeannie Davide-Rivera
  • ISBN: 9780615801438
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Paperback
  • Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed: Growing Up With Undiagnosed Autism By Jeannie Davide-Rivera Jeannie grew up with autism, but no 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 herJeannie grew up with autism, but no 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 diagnosis 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.
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    1. Jeannie Davide-Rivera

      Jeannie Davide Rivera is an award winning author Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed Growing Up with Undiagnosed Autism , the autism category expert writer for answers, a writer for Autism Parenting Magazine, The Thinking Person s Guide to Autism, and a professional blogger with Asperger s Syndrome Growing up with undiagnosed autism, and now raising three ASD children gives her a unique inside look at the world of those living with Autism Spectrum Disorders Jeannie lives in South Carolina with her husband and four sons.

    594 thoughts on “Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed: Growing Up With Undiagnosed Autism”

    1. This is a compelling memoir by Jeannie Davide Rivera telling her story about growing up with undiagnosed Aspergers, which is a form of high functioning autism As an adult, she finally got a diagnosis that pretty much explained her entire life in a nutshell When my son was diagnosed at age three and I started learning all I could about autism, I was astounded not at his diagnosis, but at the realization that I had it, too I have never been diagnosed, but don t feel I need it at this point Jeannie [...]


    2. Words cannot express how much this book means to me I wish I read it a lot sooner.4 and a half years ago 24 years old, single mother to a not even one year old I was diagnosed with Asperger s Syndrome I d gone through my whole life wondering what was wrong with me, I knew I was different I didn t do a lot of research, or seek out any other Aspies, as I was still getting over a relationship break up and learning to be a mother and I couldn t cope with a lot I really wish I had ve Lately, I ve bee [...]


    3. 5 Stars There s not enough stars in the world for this book.The many ways this book have touched me are probably impossible to describe I will try though because there might be others like me, others who have gotten this diagnosis which explained a lot, but who still feel like they are grasping in air to find some way to make sense of this chaotic world This book got me started on a journey for acceptance Probably for the first time I feel my weaknesses can be a strength too I have begun to acce [...]


    4. I was born in 1979, before the idea of Autism being a disorder with a spectrum I always knew I was different than everyone around me, but never could pinpoint why My son was diagnosed 3 years ago with PDD NOS and I became an Inclusion Kindergarten teacher and thus began my introduction to the world of Autism Through my son and my students I began to see myself I knew something else was going on above being AD HD and having anxiety So I got tested tooAt 34, I just learned I have Asperger s Now my [...]


    5. This book is poignant and honest The writer has a writing voice that puts you in the room with her, and makes you feel like you are actually there The release of this book, right during Autism Awareness Month, is right on time.This isn t a book of someone whining or waving their hand saying look at me s a someone saying Hey You could be missing the signs Does this sound familiar Maybe you should look harder It s an honest statement that holds out hope to people who may be on the Autism spectrum [...]


    6. We thought we had a little genius on our hands, my mother said, but you were just a little bitch That is the way my mother described me Jeannie s memoir of growing up completely misunderstood is told with irresistible humor, wit and honesty that will cut you to the core and open your heart Wonderful and moving book Also a tremendously informative piece on Asperger s Syndrome Recommended for all


    7. I m so grateful to have a read a book that I can relate to on such a deep, emotional level all quotes I loved my books all my friends lived within their pages My friends often lived inside my books, and the television set I felt like an earthling walking in the midst of a sea of Martians Today, I feel like I am from another planet I didn t understand the odd stares, or know to feel left out when children didn t play with me I was simply happy playing in my own world without anyone intruding or t [...]


    8. Twirling Naked in the Streets is an autobiography about growing up as a girl with undiagnosed autism The story unfolds in a straightforward manner that makes it easy to follow along and relate to the ways the young girl s quirks, hypersensitivities and presumed princess manners cause social friction, bewilderment and hostility in her near surroundings.It is a lonely story, a path of misunderstandings and mysterious dysfunctions into an ever complicated adult world where the alienation seems to [...]


    9. Jeannie couldn t understand why her kindergarten teacher bothered teaching the class to read when they all knew how to read Why are they teaching multiplication when the class already know this stuff Why did she get an F on a math test simply because she didn t show her work the answer was right, after all Her parents and most adults in her life thought she was an extremely difficult child Jeannie didn t realize there was a reason she was different At 38 years of age, she received her answer Jea [...]


    10. I found this autobiography to be extremely compelling, easy to relate to, and informative for a non Aspie reader Jeannie tells the story of her childhood, adolescence, and adulthood and her struggles with sensory overload, managing energy, and the many other symptoms of her undiagnosed autism She is straightforward and honest, and makes you feel like you re right there with her My heart breaks for all of the misunderstandings and misdiagnoses throughout her life, but she doesn t linger on the un [...]


    11. The candid and heartfelt memoir of a woman who struggled with undiagnosed ASD, autism spectrum disorder, for almost 40 years I think this will strike a chord with most autism parents and family members, and maybe even some caregivers and educators How many of us have recognized ourselves, a sibling or even a parent grandparent in the diagnostic criteria and finally gained insight into behaviors and sensory issues that had been an unexplained source of frustration I m very grateful that Jeannie s [...]


    12. This book is an autobiography of a girl growing up with undiagnosed Asperger Syndrome in the 1980s Her style of writing makes you feel like you are right there with her This book made me laugh and cry Her description helped me to get a better understanding of my own son with AS If you care about someone with AS this is a must read.


    13. I found this book fascinating It was written by a lady who grew up without being diagnosed with autism until she had her own children Some of the ways she described things and the reason these things happen really struck a chord with watching my own daughter struggle.


    14. I loved this book Its a wonderful inside look at aspergers, autism Very informative, your inside her life from childhood to adult Her trials and tribulations Awesome read


    15. I really enjoyed this book It starts off with the author talking about her childhood, into her teenage years and then as an adult.I really identified with many things Jeannie wrote about Truthfully, I don t remember much about how I was a child I am told things, but due to many things, my memories are few and far between.About 39% through, Jeannie talks about school and math Now, I was always a great student I LOVED school it was an escape from my home life and I excelled at it I m not the best [...]


    16. I m not 100% sure what I think of this book It was compulsively readable and I breezed right through it I wanted to read it because I was intrigued by the idea of an adult with autism discussing her experiences growing up, particularly since she was undiagnosed I ve wondered several times myself if I were a modern child, would I have been diagnosed with Asberger s as well I found that I do have a lot of things in common with this author, such as learning to read early, advanced vocabulary, not r [...]


    17. TWIRLING NAKED IN THE STREETS was an eye opening read for me From Jeannie s earliest memories of childhood as a somewhat happy, free to be me yet definitely quirky and particular preschooler to her journey as an adult who finally understood the years of depression, years of job hopping, the years of trying to be like everyone else and miserably failing , I learned something about Asperger s on every page.And I thought of all the people out there the ones with Asperger s, or Obsessive Compulsive [...]


    18. This book was an excellent read and would be particularly helpful to any adult who thinks they may be autistic or considering undergoing a diagnosis The author relates her own experiences of growing up with undiagnosed autism against the diagnostic criteria for ASD She describes with clarity the difficulties she experienced and the barriers she overcame The complex language of the diagnostic criteria is explained in accessible terms supported by clear examples There is a paucity of research rela [...]


    19. 1.5 stars with the half star added for the last third of the book I was hoping for an engaging, narrative memoir Instead, the format of this book was here is a symptom of Asperger s here is a disconnected example of how I manifested that symptom in childhood early adulthood here s how I felt about it That formula repeated every chapter.For a engaging book about late diagnosis Asperger s, I would recommend Look Me in the Eye by John Elder Robison I had hoped that this book would be told in a si [...]


    20. Since my SS has Asperger s and my sorority s philanthropy is Autism Speaks, I thought it would be interesting to read a book by a woman that wasn t diagnosed until 38 I could relate somewhat since my SS wasn t diagnosed until 17 I thought the book was well written, although it seemed to ramble at times I thought the author did a great job of explaining some of the aspects of the disorder and looking back, I can see a lot of these things in my SS even today I was surprised when reading the book t [...]


    21. I enjoyed every word of this book I highlighted, I read aloud to people, and I checked her blog She writes well and clearly, and I found no spelling errors, typos, or words out of place.It is a description of her early life undiagnosed, confused and unable to come to terms with the world She writes clearly, and helped me to view my own life, and that of my children and grandchildren with greater clarity.One of the difficult points, for me, was the reaction of her medical team, all of whom shoul [...]


    22. Good Reads Winner I am so excited to receive a copy of Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed Growing Up With Undiagnosed Autism I can t wait for it to arrive Twirling Naked in the Streets was a delightful read Autism runs in my family and so whenever I get a chance to read about the subject in any way, I can t pass it up As I read further into the book, page by page, I was able to understand and relate where Jeannie was coming from My child has Asperger s himself along with Sensory Pr [...]


    23. I really enjoyed this book, to be able to read some of the early signs of autism and asperger s syndrome was very informative and eye opening My heart broke for her as she was telling the story and how people didn t get her even her parents I do have some family and friends who have children and grandchildren who have autism and now when I am with them I will be able to hopefully understand and communicate with them better I would recommend this book as an easy to read primer on this subject Jea [...]


    24. I picked this book up on a whim, and I m glad I did.The subject and author s personal perspective intrigued me and when I was done reading it, I couldn t help but feel a great deal of empathy toward her.Her story is that of struggle and wishing for people to understand her, and in that she did amazing things with this book.It took me a while to read because, admittedly, I d often have to put it down as I was overwhelmed with sympathy for her I ached inside as I d read her struggles and often fe [...]


    25. Having worked as a para educator for special needs children, autism interested me That is what made me choose to read this book As a mother of several ADHD children, I also recognize some of the hypo hyper sensitivities from personal experience I think that understanding these, as well as other fairly common disabilities , helps us to cope better not only with others around us, but even with our own uniqueness.This book was very informative and descriptive, and I would definitely recommend it fo [...]


    26. Wow This book is better than any text can be about Aspergers I see so many of the students I ve worked with over the years and feel i have a much deeper understanding of how they interact with others and with themselves I highly recommend this to anyone who wishes to learn about Aspergers Well written and very enlightening An award also needs to goes to the author s husband His true love for his wife kept him with her despite not knowing her diagnosis.


    27. Loved it Well written and easy to read I had many ah ha moments when reading this, especially when thinking of my sons and others around us.Especially those sections on routines, hypersensitivity, being unable to recognise faces, factual thinking and I could empathise with those people around her eg family, classmates, employes etc and at the same time see where she was coming from and how it was unchangeable a bit like the rain


    28. I found this a very touching read, it was presented in a very frank manner and yet showed life perfectly I really felt for the woman as she explained the many missed opportunities and wrong diagnoses that made her life harder.Thank you for writing this eye opening book, and sharing I am glad thing have improved for people on the autistic spectrum since the author was a child.


    29. I recommend everyone read this book We all know or love someone on the autism spectrum, whether we or they for that matter know it or not This is my first real insight into what its like to be in their head, and if I could meet Jeannie personally, I would thank her for sharing.


    30. Amazing, honest look at growing up undiagnosed I loved this book and found it extremely eye opening Perfect if you re trying to understand the inner workings of the autistic brain or if you yourself are trying to identify.


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