The Story of My Diagnosis.

In an effort to supply the best content possible I wanted to share something personal for this week’s post. As you know, I’ve written a book (Daveland) about the implications of Living with Dave (LD) and I want to share a pivotal chapter here. This chapter tells the story of my diagnosis as an adult and the impact it had on my life. I have supplied us with the audio version for those who would rather listen. The link to the chapter is at the bottom of the  column to right. Take a listen and share your thoughts.

Like before, if you’re the first person to find my web-site after this post and write me a note I will get you a complementary copy of the e-book version of Daveland.


About marty castleberg

I grew up on a farm along the banks of the Upper Mississippi River in Wisconsin. I overcame my school experience to earn a PhD in Organizational Learning at The Union Institute and University. I developed curriculum for adults and taught at a small liberal arts college. Consulting and research in organizational learning with a group that started at MIT segued into ten years of field research at Harley-Davidson, where I was their Learning Historian/Reflective Analyst. I left consulting to learn the craft of writing that went beyond academic studies, organizational narratives, and the occasional essay. I thought the result would be humorous travelogues and essays, but what eventually emerged was much different. With all the theoretical understanding that I amassed about living with LD, I still didn’t understand; that’s why Dave showed up. If you don’t count my eight guitars and four bikes, I live a very simple life in San Francisco.
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3 Responses to The Story of My Diagnosis.

  1. Tim Savino says:

    How lucky you were to have Jude in your life to help & support you in those early days! We all have our own version of Dave; Dave has become a metaphor for all the emotional & cognitive disabilities in my own life!

  2. Indeed, lucky. And yes, Dave is always there somewhere just waiting for a chance to show up.

  3. Alexandra Subramanian says:

    Your story is very relevant to all of the kids these days who must negotiate our public school system, which is more than ever driven-by a rush, rush test-taking, results oriented mentality, where the needs of individual children get lost in the “race to nowhere.”

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