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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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Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome

By Lise Pyles; Foreword by Anthony Attwood
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written from a parent's perspective, this book gives a candid and thoughtful account of a family's trek through the world of Asperger Syndrome. The author makes it clear that while professional help can be necessary, parents are in the best position to make a difference in their children's lives and should be in control of their care and education.

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Understanding the Nature of Autism and Asperger's Disorder

Forty Years of Clinical Practice and Pioneering Research

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book is an accessible introduction for professionals, families and individuals with autism. Prof. Ritvo traces the historical development of understanding about autism and Asperger's Disorder, from the centuries of misdiagnoses and the first recognition of the characteristics of the disorders to his own highly-regarded methods for diagnosis.

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Asperger Syndrome and Adults... Is Anyone Listening?

Essays and Poems by Spouses, Partners and Parents of Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Focusing on what is referred to as the Cassandra phenomenon, where the neurotypical partner often needs more emotional guidance than the AS partner, this volume gathers together letters, thoughts and poems to give voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt by many individuals who are close to one or more people with AS.

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Asperger Syndrome and Adults... Is Anyone Listening?

Essays and Poems by Spouses, Partners and Parents of Adults with Asperger Syndrome

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Focusing on what is referred to as the Cassandra phenomenon, where the neurotypical partner often needs more emotional guidance than the AS partner, this volume gathers together letters, thoughts and poems to give voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt by many individuals who are close to one or more people with AS.

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An Asperger Marriage

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Chris and Gisela have been partners for 12 years. When Chris was diagnosed with AS, Gisela had to come to terms with a marriage in which there would never be an intuitive understanding despite Chris's good intentions. It was the beginning of a long process of learning to live with a disability regarded by some as incompatible with marriage.

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Safety Skills for Asperger Women

How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This insightful and inspirational companion for females with Asperger's Syndrome will aid them in negotiating daily struggles and staying safe. It discusses a variety of social situations and issues such as bullying, self-harm, depression, and eating disorders and encourages readers to recognize that they can live happy, full and independent lives.

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Alone Together

Making an Asperger Marriage Work

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Since receiving her husband's diagnosis of AS, Katrin Bentley's marriage has improved substantially. This book shares the struggle of one couple to rescue their marriage. It is uplifting and humorous, and includes plenty of tips to making an Asperger marriage succeed. It offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own marriages.

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So Odd a Mixture

Along the Autistic Spectrum in 'Pride and Prejudice'

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Autism was not a recognised disorder in Jane Austen's lifetime, but there were certainly people who had autism, and Phyllis Ferguson Bottomer proposes that Austen wrote about them, without knowing what it was that she was describing. So Odd a Mixture looks at characters in Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, who display autistic traits.

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Teaching Children with Autism and Related Spectrum Disorders

An Art and a Science

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Based on 25 years of working with children with ASDs Magnusen contends that teachers who can blend the 'science' of education methodology with the 'art' of teaching are best able to reach these children. She takes a fresh look at established and more recent teaching methods and then explores why, when and how these techniques should be applied.

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Acting Antics

A Theatrical Approach to Teaching Social Understanding to Kids and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This fun program provides a set of tools for developing social understanding in children with Asperger Syndrome through drama. It contains a wide repertoire of activities and ideas for use at home, in the classroom, in therapy workshops or social groups, ranging from initial warm up techniques, to larger group scenes and staging a show.

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Help for the Child with Asperger's Syndrome

A Parent's Guide to Negotiating the Social Service Maze

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Mertz presents a readable and comprehensive parent's guide to developing an intervention program for a child with AS.Beginning with the search for a diagnosis, she outlines an accessible overview of the helpful and appropriate services that are available, how to find them and get funding for them, what to expect of them, and how to evaluate them.

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