Annie Lehmann

For World Autism Awareness Day, Consider ‘The Accidental Teacher’

by Phillip Witteveen April 2, 2014

According to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly one in 68 American children fall on the Autism spectrum, a category of developmental brain disorders with a broad array of symptoms. These symptoms can include difficulty with social interaction, and a tendency toward repetitive behaviors; they vary in severity from person to person, and may be co-morbid other medical conditions.  Since the 1970s, April has been National Autism Awareness Month—a month to raise awareness about the disability, and celebrate the autistic community. At its simplest, it’s an invitation to start a talking, share stories, and counteract stigma. April 2 marks World […]

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Author Annie Lehmann speaks out on Autism Awareness Month

by Heather Newman April 20, 2011

Annie Lehmannn is author of The Accidental Teacher: Life Lessons from My Silent Son. She wrote this essay in honor of Autism Awareness Month, April 2011. Parents raising children with autism are on the front lines every day, navigating a sea of unique challenges, emotions and bureaucracies. Yet when it comes to autism education, the parental perspective tends to be overlooked.  Parents have a great deal to contribute and getting professionals to appreciate this was one of the reasons I wrote The Accidental Teacher: Life Lessons from my Silent Son. During the 20 plus years chronicled in this book we […]

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UM Press honors National Autism Awareness Month with talk by Annie Lehmann

by Heather Newman April 22, 2010

The Accidental Teacher The University of Michigan Press is proud to present Annie Lehmann, author of The Accidental Teacher, in an Author Series presentation in honor of National Autism Awareness Month.

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Annie Lehmann, Author of “The Accidental Teacher,” on the Rise in Autism Diagnoses

by Heather Newman November 9, 2009

Catherine Lord, who wrote the foreword to Annie Lehmann’s book The Accidental Teacher: Life Lessons from My Silent Son (University of Michigan Press, 2009), was quoted extensively in a recent New York Times story on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Lehmann had this to say about the story: “Asperger’s Syndrome may have only become part of the medical lexicon in 1994, but has had a profound effect on the reported numbers of cases of individuals on the autism spectrum. “The spectrum is broad — very broad — so that a fully functional person with a Ph.D. in math and a nonverbal […]

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The Accidental Teacher is a “Book of the Year” Finalist!

by kris bishop March 20, 2009

The University of Michigan Press would like to congratulate Annie Lubliner Lehmann on her book, The Accidental Teacher, for being selected as a “Book of the Year” Finalist in the Family & Relationships category by ForeWord Magazine.  A heart-felt memoir about the life lessons Lehmann has learned from her autistic son, is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press. More information can be found about the book here. We also would like to applaud Annie Lubliner Lehmann for being a named 2009 Silver Recipient in Special & Exceptional Needs by Mom’s Choice Awards.

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