Wendy Lawson

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Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Different Sensory Experiences - Different Perceptual Worlds

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Bogdashina attempts to define the role of sensory perceptual problems in autism identified by autistic individuals themselves. She singles out possible patterns of sensory experiences in autism and the cognitive differences caused by them. The final chapters are devoted to assessment and intervention.

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Life Behind Glass

A Personal Account of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Wendy Lawson has an autism spectrum disorder. She is now a mother of four with two university degrees; she is a social worker and adult educator, and operates her own business. She is also a poet and a writer, sharing her understanding of autism with others to help 'build a bridgefrom my world to theirs'. Life Behind Glass is part of that bridge.

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Build Your Own Life

A Self-Help Guide For Individuals With Asperger Syndrome

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Lawson guides others on the autism spectrum through the confusing map of life, tackling the building bricks of social existence one by one with humour, insight and practical suggestions. Exploring what it is like to be an adult in an alien world, she talks about how we relate to the people in our lives.

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Sex, Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written by an 'insider', an openly gay autistic adult, Wendy draws upon her own experience to examine the implications of being autistic on relationships, sex and sexuality. Discussing subjects such as basic sex education and autism, she then explores interpersonal relationships, same sex attraction, bisexuality and transgender issues.

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ASPoetry

Illustrated poems from an Aspie Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this illustrated collection of poems and short prose pieces, including some from her teenage years, Wendy engages with her past and present, writing about childhood, self-discovery, adulthood and friendship. Her poetry also conveys the challenges presented by divorce, bereavement, emigration, disclosing homosexuality and Asperger's Syndrome.

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Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism

An Insider's View

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

To many of the people the processes by which those with autism make sense of the world around them may seem mysterious. In this book Lawson demonstrates these processes using comparisons from the non-ASD world to help professionals, families and carers to relate to and communicate with people with ASD better.

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Concepts of Normality

The Autistic and Typical Spectrum

By Wendy Lawson; Foreword by Lucy Clark
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Lawson outlines the theory behind the thinking and beliefs of Western society that have led to the building of a culture that fails to be inclusive. She describes what a wider concept of 'normal' means and how to access it, whether it's in social interaction, friendships, feelings, thoughts and desires or various other aspects of 'normality'

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Sex, Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written by an 'insider', an openly gay autistic adult, Wendy draws upon her own experience to examine the implications of being autistic on relationships, sex and sexuality. Discussing subjects such as basic sex education and autism, she then explores interpersonal relationships, same sex attraction, bisexuality and transgender issues.

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Coming Out Asperger

Diagnosis, Disclosure and Self-Confidence

Edited by Dinah Murray
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Case Studies in Non-directive Play Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The case studies in this book provide a detailed account of play therapy undertaken with children and an adolescent, all of whom experienced emotional problems and/or varying forms of abuse. Through the narrative form of the case studies, details of their therapeutic progress is given, which then informs discussion of wider issues.

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Friendships

The Aspie Way

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Wendy Lawson felt she had a knack for upsetting people and was surprised to be told that she 'did friendship rather well'. In her frank and thoughtful analysis of what makes and breaks friendships, she explores what it means to have friends or be a friend. Her ideas are accompanied by practical examples, poetry and stories.

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The Passionate Mind

How People with Autism Learn

By Wendy Lawson; Illustrated by Lisa Simone
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Lawson lays out her theory of Single Attention and Associated Cognition in Autism. Whereas neurotypical people easily shift their attention from one interest to another, those on the autism spectrum tend to focus on a single theme. When this learning style is understood individuals on the autism spectrum can achieve their full potential.

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