Walking On Broken Glass- autobiography by Paul Grayburn

by Paul Grayburn
(Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom)


My name is Paul Grayburn.

I am a thirty two year old living in the UK.

I have a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome, yet it took until I was nineteen to get a confirmed diagnosis. This was a nightmare time for my parents and I.

They battled desperately to get help for me and to do the right thing by me.

My behaviour was so off the scale then that I was already in penal and psychiatric institutions and was destined to be there indefinately if I carried on the way I was.

Slowly, I realised I didn't want to keep alienating people like I was, and really listened to the advice that was being offered.

Gradually, I started to make slow progress. I still have ups and downs, but am living a near normal life with support and my freedom, something I never thought would ever happen back then.

What my message is, is that there is hope, even in the darkest situations.

I have always been into writing and it was an escape for me, I used to write stories etc. I decided to write my book of my life with Asperger Syndrome. It is called Walking on Broken Glass and is available at Olympia Publishers London, or on Amazon, or by typing my name and book into a search engine like Google etc.

The book charts my progress, or lack of it at times, and describes how slowly but surely I overcame the barriers. I hope my book will help parent's of children with Asperger Syndrome and offer advice to fellow sufferers who might read it at a young age, to hopefully advise them to make better decisions than I did.

My book was finalised two years ago and already things have moved on and a lot has happened in my life, good and bad.

I have passed my driving test and I'm trying to get into employment right now. I love writing and am determined to become a fiction writer if it's the last thing I do!

I keep persevering with it and hopefully like my book, it will become noticed.

My book has won an award and lots of praise, and I hope it helps to get the message of Asperger Syndrome out there, but most of all to offer advice and maybe even just a common ground with fellow sufferes and all those affected by it.

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For as much time as I spend researching Asperger's Syndrome this website should have thousands of pages but because my son has Asperger's Syndrome I find that the things I want to work on very often are not the things that I have to work on so I'm still not able to spend as much time on it as I'd like to.

As he heads into adulthood (he turned 20 on Dec 13 and yep I need to update some areas of the website where it has his age) I'm finding that I have even less time on my hands as I spend more time trying to master the puzzle of how to help him transition into "life after high school".

That's where Autism Tomorrow: The Complete Guide To Help Your Child Thrive In The Real World comes in.

It's a guide to help your kids after high school. You'll find parts of the book will be applicable and some won't depending on your child's current age. Although the title implies "Autism after high school" there is still quite a bit in there about what to do help prepare your child for "real life".

It's a great book!