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For Immediate Release
Friday, March 8, 2013

Celebrated author to share stories, insights on living with Asperger's

     Rochester, Mich. – Oakland University Center for Autism Research, Education and Support (OUCARES) will present "An Evening with David Finch," the New York Times bestselling author of "The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband" at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21.

     Finch and his wife, Kristen, had been friends since high school, but it wasn't until after they married in 2003 that David's distinct behaviors and stunted social skills convinced Kristen that something was seriously wrong. In 2008, she followed a hunch that led to David's being diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.

      In his new book, Finch chronicles his quest to be a better husband, father and person, with Kristen helping him every step of the way. Since the book's publication, Finch has been profiled by National Public Radio, People Magazine, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and many other prominent radio shows and publications.

     Finch's visit to Oakland University is presented as part of OUCARES' Evening Enrichment Series, which promotes insightful and enriching discussions with experts in the field of autism. Through this series, OUCARES also hopes to provide families with valuable information about programs and services available for those with autism spectrum disorder.

     Finch's presentation, set to take place in Dodge Hall Room 201 on the campus of Oakland University, is designed for anyone interested in learning about the challenges and happiness of living with Asperger's Syndrome. Space is limited so those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP by e-mailing to or calling (248) 370-2424.

     There is no cost to attend the presentation, although donations to support OUCARES programs and services are always welcome.

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