Diane Mayer Christiansen, author of the nonfiction book PLANET A, graduated with a Biology degree despite her struggles with dyslexia. She worked at both the University of Chicago and Northwestern University doing genetic research. Christiansen is now a published author writing about her journey with her son Jackie, and his Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is a motivational speaker, talking to parents and teachers about learning to celebrate those things that make our children different as well as her journey with ASD. Jackie Christiansen is also a publish author and speaks openly about his struggles.
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Planet A Author Interview.
Planet A: a Mother's Memoir of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Video of Senior/Teacher Chat 2015.
"Parents, especially those of special-needs children, will sympathize with Christiansen’s fight for the acceptance of her child’s—and by extension all children’s—differences."
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