Teen with Asperger’s releases book; hopes to help others by sharing his experiences

Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome while in the third grade, fourteen year old Armond Isaak has recently co-authored a book with children’s author Nancy Carlson. Entitled Armond Goes to a Party: a book about Asperger’s and friendship, the story describes Armond’s experiences with Asperger’s. The young author hopes that reading his tale will help other children, both with Asperger’s and without. The book was released April 15th, and is available in ebook and hard copy formats.

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Emily Pate is a third-year student at Seattle University interested in Strategic Communications, learning Spanish, and working with non-profits. Her work for Rooted In Rights is focused on discussing current events in the community of people with disabilities. Her experience previous to Rooted In Rights includes writing broadcasts for KBOO radio in Portland, OR, and managing a neighborhood blog in the Seattle community. In addition to work, Emily enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends and family, and backpacking.

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