Delightfully Different

Published: May. 2, 2011 at 12:12 PM HST|Updated: May. 2, 2011 at 12:31 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that roughly one in 110 children in the United States have an autism spectrum disorder. Asperger's Syndrome is a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum that is often missed or misdiagnosed, as varying symptoms can be hard to identify or do not fully appear until a child is school-aged or entering puberty.

Delightfully Different (published by iUniverse) is a fiction novel by D. S. Walker that offers a poignant glimpse into the life and mind of a girl with Asperger's Syndrome. With an extensive vocabulary and insight beyond her years, Mia Lung is a beautiful spirit who soon realizes extraordinary musical talents. Though subtle signs emerge early on, such as not liking to talk on the phone or walk barefoot on the grass, her condition remains undiagnosed until later in childhood. Check out the video!

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