Sucking Up Yellow Jackets: Raising an Undiagnosed Asperger Syndrome Son Obsessed with Explosives

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John Hunt Publishing, Sep 9, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 250 pages
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Max loathed confinement. Caught tunneling under the play-yard fence, he climbed up his crib side and dropped to the floor with a thud. Jolted awake, his mother scooped him into her arms and tore through the house. No seven month old baby could do this without help. But he had and repeated it nightly. When he dismantled a neighbor's swing-set without tools, Max and his more sociable sister were banned from the play-yard. Hoping he would disappear forever, she helped him climb out a window and suggested he go hand over hand along a frail line to a telephone pole sixteen feet above the ground. He thought she was being sweet. Obsessed with explosives and motorcycles, he spent more time in police stations and court than an incompetent bank robber. ER doctors knew him by name. Sucking Up Yellow Jackets is a touching, bizarre, sometimes funny story about the toll undiagnosed Asperger Syndrome took on Max and his family before the syndrome was recognized.
 

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This mother knew there was something drastically different about her son Max, but in a time before Aspergers was defined, there was no diagnosis and no peace for her, her family or her son. Sucking Up ... Read full review

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Section 1
8
Section 2
14
Section 3
30
Section 4
48
Section 5
62
Section 6
78
Section 7
84
Section 8
86
Section 12
164
Section 13
176
Section 14
178
Section 15
195
Section 16
212
Section 17
218
Section 18
228
Section 19
240

Section 9
130
Section 10
136
Section 11
146
Section 20
244
Section 21
249
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