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Surviving War,
Surviving Autism

A Mother's Life Story

By Kim Yen Nguyen, PharmD

Surviving War, Surviving Autism recounts the author’s childhood growing up during the Vietnam War, her journey to America, school and college experiences dotted with humor and heartache, poignant memories of John F. Kennedy Jr., and life as a single parent raising three autistic children.

A portion of the proceeds of this book will go to
Autism Speaks and the Autism Society of America.

pages, 6" x 9"
ISBN: 978-1-61170-052-7

Published by: Robertson Publishing (RP)


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The Author:

Kim Yen Nguyen


Kim Yen T. Nguyen was born and raised in Vietnam during the pivotal years of the Vietnam War.

She came to the United States as a refugee in 1975 and continued her education, achieving her Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Brown University in Rhode Island in 1983 and subsequently earning her Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Kim has almost single-handedly raised her three children, whose autism ranges from mild to severe on the spectrum.

Shortly after her divorce, she returned to school and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She is now applying her education, background, and experience to teach, inform, and bring awareness in autism research and support services for families.

Kim currently lives in Los Gatos, California with her children. Her older daughter now attends the University of California at Berkeley.

Robertson Publishing
Fremont, CA USA