The Best Kind of Different: Our Family's Journey with Asperger's Syndrome

The Best Kind of Different: Our Family's Journey with Asperger's Syndrome

by Shonda Schilling, Curt Schilling

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Overview

In The Best Kind of Different, Shonda Schilling, the wife of Major League Baseball All Star, former Boston Red Sox, and World Series championship pitcher Curt Schilling, shares the story of their son’s Asperger’s Syndrome, how it changed their lives, and what other parents can learn about this increasingly common diagnosis. Candid and compelling, The Best Kind of Different traces their family’s struggle with Asperger’s, following Curt and Shonda as they come to understand their son’s differences and in the process relearn everything they thought they knew about parenting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061986840
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 866,738
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Shonda Schilling and her husband, Curt, have been married for seventeen years. The Schillings hope that by sharing their family's story, people will come to understand Asperger's in a new way, giving dignity and hope to all those who are touched with these issues. They live with their four children, Gehrig, Gabriella, Grant, and Garrison, in Medfield, Massachusetts.


Shonda Schilling and her husband, Curt, have been married for seventeen years. The Schillings hope that by sharing their family's story, people will come to understand Asperger's in a new way, giving dignity and hope to all those who are touched with these issues. They live with their four children, Gehrig, Gabriella, Grant, and Garrison, in Medfield, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Foreword Peter B. Rosenberger ix

Introduction Curt Schilling 1

1 Our Less-Than-Perfect Family Moment 7

2 Motherhood on Baseball Time 13

3 The Longest Car Ride Begins 27

4 A Control Problem Comes to Boston 41

5 The Trouble with "Circle Time" 57

6 The Boy Who Cried Lice 67

7 The Missing Piece 83

8 Opening Up 101

9 One Happy Camper 115

10 Making a (Flexible) Plan 133

11 Confessions of an Overloaded Mom 143

12 One Era Ends, Another Begins 157

13 Like Father, Like Son 175

14 Good-bye to All That 187

15 Lessons for a Mother from a Son 201

Appendix: Asperger's Resources 217

Acknowledgments 221

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