April 3, 2012
When he was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in his early
twenties, Aaron Likens
began to collect his thoughts and experiences on paper -- the
highs, the lows, the challenges, and the unexpected joys. Now
a sought-after speaker and blogger, he is passionate about sharing
his insights into this often misunderstood condition.
Aaron has another passion, too: the world of auto
racing. A successful flagman at racing events across the
country, Aaron calls racing his Kansas -- a place where he feels
safe, confident and normal. For others on the autism
spectrum, Kansas might be trains, history or the weather. It
is here where, like Aaron, they find freedom, and the possibilty
for growth and change.
Finding Kansas brings us into Aaron's
world, and in the process, offers a richly observed, deeply
thoughtful, and sometimes painful picture of what it's like to live
on the autism spectrum.
Finding Kansas was released on April
3, 2012, and is available for order now at amazon.com.