Author Mark Hogan Lends a Glimpse into Autism Spectrum Disorder

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“The key That Unlocked A Mystery” is a firsthand account of someone who prevailed through a disabling condition

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a survey conducted in 2006 revealed that one in every 110 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder. One neurological disorder on the autism spectrum that is often misdiagnosed is Asperger’s Syndrome. Author Mark Hogan shares a rare and intimate glimpse into his battle with Asperger’s in his poignant memoir “The key That Unlocked A Mystery”.

Hogan grew up in a loving Irish family with four siblings. He was the younger one of two sons and, although he seemed normal to his family, he had some traits that made him different from other children. For one, he was a little more difficult to reason with and he preferred to be alone most times. In this heartwarming book, the author narrates the struggles and challenges he faced while going through life with a disorder that very few people knew or understood. From his experiences growing up in a small country village to his struggles in school to his diagnosis at age thirty one, Hogan’s story vividly captures the quintessence of courage and the unwavering human spirit.

By turns exciting and poignant, “The key That Unlocked A Mystery” provides firsthand insight into autism spectrum disorder and is a must-read for those who want to comprehend the disabling nature of this syndrome. A story of hope and acceptance, this book is one that needs to be shared and Hogan’s brave and laudable example of overcoming his difficulties will be inspiration to readers of all ages.

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About the Author
Mark Hogan was born in a country village in the rolling green hills of Ireland. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at age 31 after the birth of his first child who was diagnosed with autism. For Hogan, this became the key that let him to understand why he struggled to fit in throughout his life.

The key That Unlocked A Mystery * by Mark Hogan
Publication Date: January 20, 2012
Trade Paperback; $3.99; 89 pages; 978-1-4653-9878-9
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