My name is Daniel Joseph Nardi, my given name came from my uncle who passed away too young in Vermont. Daniels Way is not only the story of my journey but a road named in remembrance of the uncle I never knew. I graduated from Sycamore High School in 2019. I'm 23 years old and I am the Author of "Daniels Way"
Daniel’s Way is a memoir by a young author, who describes his traumatic personal experiences with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and mental health. The young author Daniel Nardi experienced decades of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. For years, he lived with multiple medication changes, inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment, and even ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy). In this memoir, Daniel reviews the current research on ASD, as well as his observations on the available treatments for autism and depression.
Nardi’s book has evoked praise from medical professionals. Registered Nurse Kathryn K. VanDresser writes, “As a retired psychiatric RN, I know that understanding and treating all forms of mental illness is a major problem in this country. I recommend Daniel’s Way to all health care providers as well as anyone suffering from mental health issues.”
Michael Nardi, Daniel’s father, explains that “Daniel’s Way is a personal story of the many trials and tribulations that children and adolescents face following a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. I would recommend this book not only to anyone who has suffered from any type of mental illness, but also to those who loved, cared for, and advocated for them.”