For parents of children with Asperger Syndrome ordinary parenting just doesn't always do it - AS kids need a different approach. Brenda is mother to thirteen-year-old Kenneth, author of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything, and since his diagnosis at the age of eight she has gathered together the parenting ideas and tips that have had a positive effect on Kenneth's life. Brenda discusses parents' reaction to their child's AS and gives advice on how better to understand 'Planet Asperger'. This book helps parents to respond positively to the challenge of AS and find the 'treasure' in their child's way of being.
Brenda Boyd is the author of Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She holds a degree in law from Queens University, Belfast, and previously worked as a solicitor with her own law practice. However, when Brenda's youngest child, Kenneth, was eight, he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and since then she has become increasingly involved with autism. She lives in Northern Ireland with her husband, singer songwriter Bap Kennedy, and her son Kenneth Hall.