New Zealand author provides insight on living with ADHD and ASD
9 October 2016
Julie Hanify is a Wellington author and teacher. She has felt different for as long as she can remember, suffering from anxiety, obsession and an inability to prioritise or slow her life down. A Small Blue Thing is Julie's memoir of her life before and after her diagnosis as an adult with ADHD who is also on the autism spectrum. The diagnosis changed Julie's life and has helped her to recognise and assist others like her, especially the children she teaches.
A Small Blue Thing will appeal to those with ADHD and ASD and other similar disorders, and their families, as well as the counsellors, medical people and teachers who work alongside them. The book can be purchased from Mākaro Press for $35
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