Written by a clinical neuropsychologist, this book is an accessible guide to everything you need to know about Asperger Syndrome, offering information and guidance, self-help and coping strategies and illustrated throughout with over 150 personal quotes, vignettes and anecdotes from clients with AS with whom the author has worked with clinically over the last 10 years.
The book is deliberately aimed at a broad audience of people: those who have just received a diagnosis and want to know more, those who are considering seeking a diagnosis, family members, relatives, friends and clinicians including mental health workers, psychologists, support workers and all those who work with people with AS.
1. Considering a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome 2. Theories and facts about autism and Asperger's syndrome 3. The diagnostic assessment 4. The journey from discovery to acceptance 5. Cognition, thinking and learning 6. Language 7. Sensory sensitivity and motor coordination 8. Emotions 9. Relationships and social life 10. Problems with co-morbid mental health 11. Autism and the criminal justice system 12. Special interests 13. Work 14. After diagnosis: Reactions, disclosure and advice