The Complete Guide to Asperger s Syndrome

The Complete Guide to Asperger s Syndrome Author Tony Attwood
ISBN-10 9781843104957
Release 2006
Pages 397
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A guide to Asperger's syndrome describes what it is and how it is diagnosed, along with information on such topics as bullying, emotions, language, movement, cognitive ability, and long-term relationships.



Asperger s Syndrome

Asperger s Syndrome Author Tony Attwood
ISBN-10 1853025771
Release 1998-01
Pages 224
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Tony Attwood's guide will assist parents and professionals with the identification, treatment and care of both children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome. The book provides a description and analysis of the unusual characteristics of the syndrome and practical strategies to reduce those that are most conspicuous or debilitating. Beginning with a chapter on diagnosis, including an assessment test, the book covers all aspects of the syndrome from language to social behaviour and motor clumsiness, concluding with a chapter based on the questions most frequently asked by those who come into contact with individuals with this syndrome. Covering the available literature in full, this guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on Asperger's Syndrome, incorporating case studies from the author's own practical experience as a Clinical Psychologist, with examples of, and numerous quotations from people with Asperger's Syndrome.



The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger s Syndrome

The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger s Syndrome Author Barbara Bissonnetee
ISBN-10 9781849059213
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 199
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Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety provoking process for many individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) who may not know what they are qualified to do and may struggle to communicate their value to employers. This book describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace.



The Essential Guide to Asperger s Syndrome

The Essential Guide to Asperger s Syndrome Author Eileen Bailey
ISBN-10 9781101588710
Release 2012-06-05
Pages 320
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Asperger's Syndrome is a complicated condition that is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Parents and caregivers can often find themselves bewildered by the circumstances and accompanying behaviors that are associated with raising a child with Asperger's. The Essential Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is a goldmine of practical advice for dealing with many of the common situations that often confront Aspies and their parents. Through the practical and immensely helpful tips in this book parents will learn how to turn potentially stressful situations into calm, manageable moments. Authoritative and complete, this book provides must-have information on seeking a proper diagnosis, different treatment options, developing social skills, dealing with bullying, finding the right school, and helping the young adult with AS transition to college or more independent living. Helping everyone in the family thrive and survive the challenges of Asperger's, this book will be a guiding light to any parent with an Aspie child.



A Guide to Asperger Syndrome

A Guide to Asperger Syndrome Author Christopher Gillberg
ISBN-10 0521001838
Release 2002-07-25
Pages 178
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This is an accessible 2002 handbook for all those touched by Asperger syndrome; clinicians, those affected and carers alike.



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".



A Parent s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism First Edition

A Parent s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism  First Edition Author Sally Ozonoff
ISBN-10 9781606238257
Release 2002-06-20
Pages 278
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Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism are detected earlier and more accurately today than ever before. Children and teens with these disorders often stand out for their precocious intelligence and language abilities--yet profound social difficulties can limit every aspect of their lives. This hopeful, compassionate guide shows parents how to work with their child's unique impairments and capabilities to help him or her learn to engage more fully with the world and live as self-sufficiently as possible. From leading experts in the field, the book is packed with practical ideas for helping children relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and participate more fully in school and family life. It also explains what scientists currently know about autistic spectrum disorders and how they are diagnosed and treated. Real-life success stories, problem-solving ideas, and matter-of-fact advice on everything from educational placements to career planning make this an indispensable reference that families will turn to again and again.



Preparing for Life

Preparing for Life Author Jed Baker
ISBN-10 9781932565331
Release 2005
Pages 357
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A life skills guide for individuals with autism and Asperger's syndrome discusses social skills and strategies needed for success in the adult world, including discussion of perspective-taking, nonverbal communication skills, and stress management.



Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Chantal Sicile-Kira
ISBN-10 9781448176342
Release 2013-01-31
Pages 304
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The National Autistic Society estimates that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) now affects 500,000 families in the UK alone, while one in 86 children have an ASD-related special educational need. Autism Spectrum Disorders is an essential one-stop reference guide introducing the reader to an understanding of this complex disorder, touching on all aspects related to ASD (including Asperger's Syndrome), with a detailed resource section for those wanting more in-depth information on specific areas. The book is invaluable not only for parents and professionals who work with children but also for potential employees and anyone who works in the public sphere. With chapters on the causes of ASD, diagnosis, treatment and diet, this is a uniquely accessible guide providing practical information in a clear and concise manner. 'Given autism's high-profile media, Chantal Sicile-Kira's book could not be more timely. This will be one of those smart, authoritative, user-friendly guides which will be the essential volume that both parents, health professionals and a wide general readership will reach for in order to fathom this confounding condition' Douglas Kennedy



Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety

Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety Author Nick Dubin
ISBN-10 1846429226
Release 2009-03-12
Pages 224
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Many people suffer from feelings of stress and anxiety in their everyday lives. For people with Asperger Syndrome (AS), this stress can be particularly difficult to manage. On a daily basis people with AS must fit into a world that seems totally foreign to them and this can increase feelings of alienation and anxiety, making life's challenges especially hard to cope with. The first book on anxiety written specifically for adults with Asperger Syndrome, this book offers practical advice on how individuals with AS can manage their anxiety more effectively. As a person with AS who has struggled with feelings of anxiety and learnt how to overcome them, Nick Dubin shares his own tried and tested solutions along with up-to-date research on stress management for individuals with AS, including a chapter on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Dubin explores the key problem areas that can lead to anxiety for people with AS such as lack of social skills, difficulties establishing romantic relationships and uncertainty about employment. Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety provides real solutions to a common problem and is essential reading for anyone with AS who has trouble managing stress. The book will also be of interest to family members, teachers and other professionals working with individuals with AS.



The Partner s Guide to Asperger Syndrome

The Partner s Guide to Asperger Syndrome Author Susan J. Moreno
ISBN-10 0857005669
Release 2011-12-15
Pages 256
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Adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) often have difficulties acquiring relationship skills due to the defining characteristics of the syndrome, experiences with peers during childhood and adolescence, and the expectations of their partners. However, an increasing number do go on to achieve happy and successful long-term relationships with non-spectrum (NS) partners. This supportive book will give NS partners a better understanding of NS/AS relationships, and of what other NS partners have found to be helpful in terms of better understanding themselves and their partners, and enriching their relationships. Drawing on interviews with over 100 people in NS/AS relationships, as well as on their own experiences of having family members on the autism spectrum, the authors explore the key differences which may impact upon AS/NS relationships, such as communication, social skills, and sensory issues, and offer tried-and-tested advice on how to surmount difficulties and make things work. The book includes chapters on coping with stress and meltdowns, parenting, positive AS qualities and how to use them to their full advantage in a relationship, as well as advice on how the NS partner can ensure that their own needs are met. This book will provide support and encouragement to those in a relationship with someone who has been diagnosed with AS, or who is suspected of having AS, and will also be a useful resource for counsellors and other professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of AS/NS relationships.



Asperger s Syndrome For Dummies

Asperger s Syndrome For Dummies Author Georgina Gomez de la Cuesta
ISBN-10 9780470664667
Release 2010-12-17
Pages 384
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Asperger's Syndrome For Dummies covers everything that both people living with the condition and their families need to know. From explaining symptoms and getting a diagnosis, through to overcoming bullying in schools and choosing between the therapy and medical treatments available, this is a complete guide to surviving and thriving with the condition. Asperger's Syndrome For Dummies includes: Part I: Understanding Asperger's syndrome (AS) Chapter 1: Introducing Asperger's syndrome Chapter 2: Discovering the causes of Asperger's syndrome Chapter 3: Diagnosing Asperger's syndrome Part II: Living with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 4: Enjoying Life with Asperger's Chapter 5: Getting the most out of education and the workplace Chapter 6: Finding independence and advocating for your rights Part III: Supporting people with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 7: Parenting and Asperger's syndrome Chapter 8: Relating to adults with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 9: Creating an AS friendly environment Part IV: Discovering therapies, medication, diet and environments for AS Chapter 10: Navigating Behavioural Therapies for Asperger's Syndrome Chapter 11: Understanding medication and diet in Asperger's syndrome Part V: Part of Tens Chapter 12: Ten Organisations to go for help and information Chapter 13: Ten positives about living with Asperger's Chapter 14: Ten famous people who probably had Asperger's



Asperger s and Girls

Asperger s and Girls Author Tony Attwood
ISBN-10 9781932565409
Release 2006
Pages 150
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World-renowned experts join those with Asperger's Syndrome to resolve issues that girls and women face every day!



Asperger s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide

Asperger s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide Author Barbara Bissonnette
ISBN-10 9780857008077
Release 2013-04-28
Pages 208
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The workplace can be a difficult environment for people with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and this often impedes their ability to make use of particular skills and sustain meaningful and fulfilling employment. This is the definitive guide to surviving and thriving in the workplace for people with AS. It includes everything from realistic strategies for meeting employer expectations, to how to get along with your colleagues and work as part of a team, multitask and manage projects, and handle anxiety and effectively resolve problems. Common employment challenges are illustrated through examples from the author's extensive experience coaching individuals with AS at all job levels, from entry-level to manager and professional positions. The pragmatic recommendations in the book will benefit anyone with AS who is entering the workforce, as well as those who struggle to maintain employment, or who want to improve their performance and advance their careers.



All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome Author Kathy Hoopmann
ISBN-10 1843104814
Release 2006
Pages 65
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This book takes a playful look at Asperger Syndrome, drawing inspiration from the feline world. Touching, humorous and insightful, this book evokes the difficulties and joys of raising a child who is different and leaves the reader with a sense of the dignity, individuality, and potential of people with AS.



Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder

Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome  Autism Spectrum Disorder Author Philip Wylie
ISBN-10 9780857007780
Release 2014-08-21
Pages 176
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As awareness and understanding of Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder increases, more adults are identifying themselves as being on the spectrum and seeking formal diagnosis. This book discusses the process, the pros and cons, and the after-effects of receiving an autism diagnosis in adulthood. Outlining the likely stages of the journey to diagnosis, this book looks at what the individual may go through as they become aware of their Asperger characteristics and as they seek pre-assessment and diagnosis, as well as common reactions upon receiving a diagnosis - from depression and anger to relief and self-acceptance. Combining practical guidance with advice from personal experience and interviews and correspondence with specialists in the field, the book discusses if and when to disclose to family, friends and employers, how to seek appropriate support services, and how to use the self-knowledge gained through diagnosis to live well in the future.



Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol

Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol Author Matthew Tinsley
ISBN-10 1846428149
Release 2008-06-15
Pages 144
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Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol exposes the unexplored problem of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) using alcohol as a coping mechanism to deal with everyday life. Alcohol can relieve the anxiety of social situations and make those with ASDs feel as though they can fit in. Ultimately, however, reliance on alcohol can lead the user down a path of self-destruction and exacerbate existing problems. Utilising their professional and personal experience, the authors provide an overview of ASDs and of alcohol abuse, and explore current knowledge about where the two overlap. Tinsley explores his own personal history as someone with an ASD who has experienced and beaten alcohol addiction. He discusses how the impact of his diagnosis and his understanding of the condition played a huge part in his recovery, and how by viewing his life through the prism of autism, his confusion has been replaced by a greater understanding of himself and the world around him. This inspiring book on an under-researched area will be of interest to professionals working with people with ASDs, as well as individuals with ASDs who may be dealing with alcohol or substance misuse, and their families.