Freaks Geeks And Asperger Syndrome

Author: Luke Jackson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846423562
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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".

Freaks Geeks And Asperger Syndrome

Author: Luke Jackson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843100980
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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.

Sex Drugs And Asperger S Syndrome Asd

Author: Luke Jackson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501395
Size: 12.38 MB
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Luke Jackson's unabridged and sparkling sequel to his best-selling user guide to adolescence Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome is the must-read handbook for teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum. With devastating clarity, Luke focuses on the pitfalls involved in navigating the transition to adulthood, and the challenges of adult life. He covers everything from bullying and drugs to socialising, sex, negotiating relationships, and finding and keeping your first job.

A User Guide To The Gf Cf Diet

Author: Luke Jackson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843100553
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Asperger Syndrome In Adolescence

Author: Liane Holliday Willey
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843107422
Size: 47.20 MB
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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 topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS. This book is an essential survival guide to adolescence.

Crystalline Lifetime

Author: Luke Jackson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843104438
Size: 26.69 MB
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Annotation. Luke Jackson's lively collection of illustrated poetry allows vivid insights into the internal world of people on the autism spectrum. With a focus on the adolescent years ? perhaps the most challenging time for anyone with Asperger Syndrome (AS) ? 16-year-old Luke considers issues such as unrequited love, the pursuit of happiness and finding calm amid the often overwhelming confusion and frustration that accompanies AS. His impressive writing style is complemented by an array of photographs of himself and his family. Crystalline Lifetime offers a poignant impression of life with Asperger Syndrome and will prove an illuminating read for anyone hoping to gain an understanding of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), and a source of encouragement to readers living with ASDs.

Take Control Of Asperger S Syndrome

Author: Jennifer Engel Fisher
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1593638566
Size: 51.68 MB
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Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome: The Official Strategy Guide for Kids With Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorders is a unique handbook for kids and teens on living successful lives with these disorders by taking control of their strengths to overcome their weaknesses. Drawing on their experiences as parents and teachers of kids with Asperger's syndrome (AS) and Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD), the authors provide tips on understanding the disorders, living with the symptoms, succeeding in school, completing homework, talking to others about strengths and needs, making friends and socializing, and using technology to connect with other kids with these disorders. By interviewing hundreds of kids who live with AS and NLD, the authors include ideas, information, and advice for kids, by kids just like them. This handy guidebook is sure to help any child or teen with AS or NLD navigate life's challenges with successful outcomes.

Social Skills For Teenagers And Adults With Asperger Syndrome

Author: Nancy J Patrick
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428449
Size: 38.60 MB
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This resource provides practical strategies for helping teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome to navigate social skills, friendships and relationships at home and in the community. The author offers advice and useful strategies for tackling day-to-day problems such as visits to the dentist or the doctor, searching for a job, sorting out personal finances, going on vacation, and dealing with public transport, as well as more intimate topics such as dating and acquiring and maintaining friendships. The chapters are structured around real-life scenarios and the challenges they present, followed by step-by-step solutions and suggestions. A final section provides a set of practical self-help tools, which encourage the reader to note down answers to the questions posed and record personal reflections. This accessible guide will be essential reading for teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome and their families, teachers, therapists, counsellors, carers, social and health work professionals.

The Aspie Teen S Survival Guide

Author: J. D. Kraus
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1935274678
Size: 20.22 MB
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The teenage years are a time when being social is the #1 priority for kids. But for kids with Asperger's, who have acute social challenges, these years can be the most difficult, confusing time in their lives. Enter J. D. Kraus, a young man who has been there, done that! He offers practical advice to his peers so they can get the most out of middle school and high school, both academically and socially. From sensory sensitivity to awkwardness, dating to driving, he tackles it all! Parents and teachers will love seeing life through J. D.'s eyes, plus "Notes to Parents" sections offer great advice for caregivers and educators alike. Inside you'll find chapters on: Organization and School Transitioning Sensory Sensitivity Motor Skills and Awkwardness Stress-Management Bullying Socializing and Friendships Dating and Relationships Obsessions and Creativity And more!