Although one child in 68 is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Anne is stunned when she learns her son has Asperger’s Syndrome. The diagnosis propels her more deeply into her life’s work with children on the spectrum. Her compelling and lyrical story of raising—and launching—her son is one of anguish as well as joy, and what she learns along the way will help other families who are living this perplexing, remarkable, and humbling journey of parenthood.
Anne Ross is the pen name for an award-winning writer and school psychologist with three decades of experience working in public schools in Northern California. She holds a master’s degree in educational psychology, a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and an MFA in creative writing. She is a past winner of an American Psychological Association dissertation research award, and she has published in professional and literary journals. Her creative writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Lambda Literary Award. She is the mother of two young adult sons.
Anne will be reading and signing books at several Bay Area locations during April. See www.beyondrainman.com for ordering information.
Saturday, April 2
Celebrating Autism Awesomeness (speaker and book signing)
St Luke Presbyterian Church
10 Bayview Drive
San Rafael, California 94901
Thursday, April 7
Reading and Release Party
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
Thursday, April 21
Reading and signing
A Great Good Place for Books
6120 La Salle Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
Saturday, April 23
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pathways To The Future, Employment and Transition Fair
Cheney Hall, UC Berkeley campus
Thursday, April 28
Public reading and alumni event sponsored by
Laurel Bookstore and Cal State University East Bay
1423 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612