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Freaks, geeks and Asperger syndrome : a user guide to adolescence

Author: Luke Jackson
Publisher: London ; New York : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Luke Jackson; Luke Jackson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Jackson
ISBN: 1843100983 9781843100980
OCLC Number: 49711958
Description: 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Tony Attwood --
Acknowledgements: Introduction --
me and my family --
Asperger syndrome and the autistic spectrum --
Label or a signpost? --
Tell or not to tell? --
Giving the news --
How and when to tell other people --
Fascinations and fixations --
Specialist subjects --
Collections --
Compulsions --
Controlling a compulsion --
Sense and sense abilities --
All of the senses --
our different sensory perceptions --
All in a muddle --
Different physiology --
Dietary differences --
Word about sleep --
Medication --
Sleeping solutions for people with AS --
Sleeping solutions --
tips for parents --
Language and Learning --
Teenage talk --
Literalism and lo'rithmetic --
Not to mention homework! --
Not much fun and games --
School or otherwise --
if it still goes wrong --
Bullying --
My experiences --
What is bullying? --
Why me? --
When is a bully not a bully? --
Dealing with bullies --
Taekwondo --
My Taekwondo class --
History of Taekwondo --
Benefits of Taekwondo --
Friendships and docializing --
How to win frien --
Top tips to enhance your chance --
Rules of the game --
do's and don'ts of dating --
Morals and principles --
representation and reality --
Negative publicity --
Rules are not made to be broken --
Idioms --
an Explanation --
Further reading --
Useful addresses and Websites --
Index.
Responsibility: Luke Jackson ; foreword by Tony Attwood.

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