Though David and Kristen Finch had been friends since high school, it wasn't until after they married in 2003 that David's repetitive rituals, bursts of anger, and stunted social skills convinced Kristen that something was seriously wrong. In 2008 Kristen, a speech therapist, followed a hunch that led to David's being diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. In his new book, The Journal of Best Practices
(Scribner), David, a onetime audio engineer, chronicles how he and Kristen set out to make him a better husband, father, and person. O'
s Abbe Wright talked to both Finches about their journey.
Printed from Oprah.com on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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