Timothy Denevi, author of Hyper.
Topic: A personal history of ADHD.
Issues: What it’s like to be a boy who can’t stop screaming or fighting or fidgeting; startling stats about ADHD (1/5 of high-school-age boys and 11 percent of all school-age children have been diagnosed with ADHD; the evolution of drug treatments; understanding this complex and controversial diagnosis.
[amazon asin=B00AEBEUCY&template=thumbleft&chan=default]George Estreich, author of The Shape of the Eye.
Topic: A memoir of a father raising a child with Down Syndrome
Issues: Hearing the diagnosis; health and psychological issues children with Down Syndrome face; worries about your child’s future; more.
It seems that there’s a new horror story about autism coming out every day. Autistic kids are more likely to be bullied, 1 in about 88 kids are diagnosed with autism, and on and on. So the results of a just-released study that appeared in the journal Pediatrics are likely to raise some hopes.