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Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence Author Liane Holliday Willey
ISBN-10 1846423929
Release 2003-02-20
Pages 336
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Childhood and adult experiences of individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are becoming increasingly well documented, yet the crucial formative teenage years have, so far, been neglected. Adolescence is a difficult time for any teenager, but when you have Asperger Syndrome this already emotionally complex time of life becomes all the more challenging. Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with AS themselves, this book tackles issues that are pertinent to all teenagers, such as sexuality, depression and friendship, as well as discussing topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS. This book aims to make the transition from child to adult as smooth as possible, and is an essential survival guide to adolescence.



Asperger Syndrome Adolescence and Identity

Asperger Syndrome  Adolescence  and Identity Author Harvey Molloy
ISBN-10 1843101262
Release 2004
Pages 173
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This book is based on extensive interviews with adolescents diagnosed with AS. It includes six life stories, which present an authentic and fascinating look at the lives of the teenagers and how AS has shaped their growing identities. The stories provide the basis for a discussion of common themes and issues facing teenagers with AS.



Asperger s Syndrome and Sexuality

Asperger s Syndrome and Sexuality Author Isabelle Henault
ISBN-10 1846422353
Release 2005-09-28
Pages 208
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Playing the dating game is often tricky: all the more so for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. How do AS adolescents and their families cope with sexual feelings and behaviour? What help can be given if a man with AS oversteps the mark in expressing his sexuality? How do people with AS deal with intimacy and communication in sexual relationships? In this comprehensive and unique guide, Isabelle Hénault delivers practical information and advice on issues ranging from puberty and sexual development, gender identity disorders, couples' therapy to guidelines for sex education programs and maintaining sexual boundaries. This book will prove indispensable to parents, teachers, counsellors and individuals with AS themselves.



Asperger Syndrome in the Family

Asperger Syndrome in the Family Author Liane Holliday Willey
ISBN-10 9781846421624
Release 2001-03-15
Pages 176
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Liane Holliday Willey and one of her daughters both have Asperger Syndrome. In Asperger Syndrome in the Family she looks, with honesty, wisdom and humor, at the implications this has for her family, both the Aspie and the non-Aspie members. Through personal vignettes, frank discussions and practical suggestions for dealing with everything from major to minor Aspie challenges, Liane, her husband and their three daughters bravely open their home to their readers, inviting them to look behind the curtains at their version of Aspie life. Not only does the book underscore the importance of mutual support and respect in an Aspie family - in fact in any family - it offers practical help for families in similar situations. This is a rich and positive book that will speak to all those whose lives have been affected by Asperger Syndrome.



Children Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Children  Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome Author Kevin Stoddart
ISBN-10 1846421195
Release 2004-11-15
Pages 384
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of clinical, research and personal perspectives on Asperger Syndrome, including contributions from parents and experts in the fields of psychology, social work, psychiatry, genetics, sexology and vocational counselling. It includes first-hand accounts from adults with AS, highlighting their difficulties in areas such as social competence and education. Specialist perspectives on AS, including sexuality and relationships, finding and keeping employment and anxiety and depression are sensitively addressed. The viewpoints of parents explore experiences of parenting AS individuals. These varied approaches to living with AS complement the emerging literature on theory, research and practice in this area. The broad scope of Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome guarantees a wide readership among practitioners, students, parents, young people and adults with AS, educates service providers how to assist people with AS and suggests a model of interdisciplinary collaboration for administrators and funders.



The Myriad Gifts of Asperger s Syndrome

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger s Syndrome Author John M. Ortiz
ISBN-10 1846427789
Release 2008-03-15
Pages 176
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A fascinating collection of real-life personal profiles, The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome focuses on the talents, abilities, and achievements of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Vaschel has a remarkable connection with animals; Richard can tell the weight of any item he lifts to the nearest tenth of a pound; two-year-old Hannah detected a dangerously faulty electrical circuit in her family home; and eight-year-old Clark became conversant in French after only an evening's study. What connects these individuals? They all have AS. John M. Ortiz celebrates the qualities of individuals with AS he has met through his clinical experience, including their characteristic tenacity, honesty, and attention to detail, and looks also at the wide range of careers they have chosen and in which they flourish. This uplifting book should be read and enjoyed by anyone who knows or works professionally with individuals with AS, and anyone with an interest in the subject.



A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education

A Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in Secondary Education Author Debra Costley
ISBN-10 9781849053105
Release 2012
Pages 159
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This book has all the essential guidance and tools that anyone working in education will need to help students on the autism spectrum perform to their best potential and stay organised and on track with their school work. The book also covers general obstacles including social situations, anxiety, mental health and the next steps after school.



Inclusion in the Secondary School Support Materials for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders ASD

Inclusion in the Secondary School Support Materials for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders  ASD Author Penny Kershaw
ISBN-10 1905722028
Release 2006
Pages 60
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Packed with useful strategies and photocopiable work materials, this book will be useful for SENCOs and the mainstream staff. The ideas and methods suggested by authors will benefit a whole range of the students in the school, not only children with an ASD.



Freaks Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

Freaks  Geeks and Asperger Syndrome Author Luke Jackson
ISBN-10 9781846423567
Release 2002-08-15
Pages 216
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Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions. Winner of the NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award 2003 Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive. Luke has three sisters and one brother in various stages of their adolescent and teenage years but he is acutely aware of just how different he is and how little information is available for adolescents like himself. Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality. Luke writes briefly about his younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing amusing insights into the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and teachers of younger AS children. However, his main reason for writing was because "so many books are written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. I thought I would write one in the hope that we could all learn together".



Safety Skills for Asperger Women

Safety Skills for Asperger Women Author Liane Holliday Willey
ISBN-10 0857003275
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 160
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Life with Asperger's Syndrome can be a challenge at the best of times, and trials and tribulations that neurotypicals take in their stride can leave Aspies perplexed and unsure of how best to solve problems and keep themselves safe, both physically and emotionally. This book explores difficulties that those with AS may face, and suggests practical and helpful ways of overcoming them. Liane Holliday Willey's positive and encouraging advice teaches people with Asperger Syndrome how to appreciate their differences and work from their strengths, by being honest about and coping with challenges. By setting realistic expectations, she shows how it can be possible to live on your own and take care of yourself, touching upon everything from banking and housing to roommates, friendships, and relationships. Jobs and the workplace are explored as advice is given on interviewing, performance, and getting along with colleagues, and the importance of setting boundaries is explained. The focus throughout is on keeping yourself safe, and this extends to travel, cultural awareness, and generally organising yourself. Personal hygiene and the body are also covered, along with nutrition and illness. The advice all adds up to show that people with AS can safeguard themselves from emotional and physical harm and live happy and independent lives, as long as the right guidance is available. This book will be of interest to people with Asperger Syndrome, their friends and families, and professionals working alongside ASDs.



Pretending to be Normal

Pretending to be Normal Author Liane Holliday Willey
ISBN-10 9780857009876
Release 2014-09-21
Pages 192
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Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999. Bringing her story up to date, including her diagnosis as an adult, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, this expanded edition will continue to entertain (and inform) all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life `pretending to be normal'.



Autism

Autism Author Carol Johnson
ISBN-10 0828319650
Release 1994
Pages 185
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Julia Crowder is the mother of an autistic child and sees to it that her child is cared for throughout his school years. She sees him succeed against all odds.



Coming Out Asperger

Coming Out Asperger Author Dinah Murray
ISBN-10 9781843102403
Release 2006-01
Pages 280
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This book explores the complexity of diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome, the drawbacks and benefits of disclosing a "hidden disability," and how this impinges on self-esteem. The contributors include some of the best-known and most exciting writers in the field of AS today, and include individuals on the autism spectrum, parents and professionals.



Autism Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals

Autism  Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals Author Dennis Debbaudt
ISBN-10 9781853029806
Release 2002
Pages 142
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Debbaudt explains how typical manifestations of autism spectrum disorders, such as running away, unsteadiness, impulsive behavior or failure to respond, may be misunderstood by law enforcement professionals, with serious consequences. For individuals with ASDs, he offers advice on how to behave in encounters with law enforcement professionals.



Dasha s Journal

Dasha s Journal Author T. O. Daria
ISBN-10 1846427886
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 176
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Just a few weeks old, Dasha the cat found herself in a family with an autistic child. The publication of Temple Grandin's book Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behaviour turned the household into a research laboratory, with the humans observing Dasha's behaviours and the cat experimenting with the `human guinea pigs'. The feline perspective provides a new outlook on autism conditions, challenging long established stereotypes and analysing controversies in the field with an unbiased attitude and humour. The text is interspersed with Dasha's 'wisdoms', 'research notes' and definitions of concepts based on her own understanding, such as 'A pet shop is a place where humans come to be adopted by the animals who are brave enough to take a responsibility of looking after them.' Dasha's Journal provides research-based information in an amusing and accessible form and makes serious and complicated issues such as sensory perception, memory, communication, savant skills and challenging behaviours in autism easily understandable for the general reader.



Autism Asperger s Sexuality

Autism Asperger s   Sexuality Author Jerry Newport
ISBN-10 1885477880
Release 2002
Pages 168
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Many people on the spectrum never get "the talk" from their parents, and suffer from "information deficit." This book goes a long way toward filling in the gaps in their knowledge. It takes a candid look at aspects of sex and relationships as they apply to people on the autism spectrum: building self-confidence dating personal grooming cleanliness explicit advice on how to initiate sex with a partner Also covered: avoiding pregnancy and STDs dealing with rejection how to build a loving relationship that includes sexual intimacy This is an "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know" kind of book! Helpful chapters include: Surviving the First Wave of Sexual Interest What Should Parents Say and When Should They Say It? The Best Way to Date Someone is to Be Yourself Male & Female Advantages and Challenges in the Sexual Arena Sensory Issues in Sex! When Desire Leads to a Bad Relationship What Do Men Really Want? What Do Women Really Want? Birth Control, Disease Prevention and Personal Responsibility Rape, Molestation, and Abuse



Freaks Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

Freaks  Geeks and Asperger Syndrome Author Luke Jackson
ISBN-10 1843100983
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 215
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Offers insights by a teenager with Asperger's syndrome into the difficulties of the disorder, including information on fascinations and obsessions, sensory perception, sleep, bullies, moral dilemmas, eating, and socializing.