A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
Guest Host: Melinda Penkava
Asperger’s syndrome is a neurological disorder, a form of autism. People with Asperger’s typically are very verbal and high-functioning, yet still have characteristics of autism. We’ll look at the range of severity within autism, and learn about the latest research into Asperger’s and autism.
Rebecca Landa recommends the book "Asperger’s Syndrome" by Tony Attwood
- Valerie Paradiz author of "Elijah's Cup" (Free Press) and parent of a child with Asperger's syndrome
- Rebecca Landa director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute
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