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

Author: Luke Jackson; Tony Attwood
Publisher: London ; New York : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author is an adolescent with Asperger's, which gives him the special insight about the subject, but he adds to this a sense of humor and a lilting writing style which makes the book compelling and particularly relevant for AS teens. He examines topics such as fixations and fascinations, diets, sleep, problems with socializing at school, dating, homework, dealing with bullies, moral dilemmas, and, even, an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Luke Jackson; Luke Jackson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Jackson; Tony Attwood
ISBN: 1843100983 9781843100980 9781853027499 1853027499
OCLC Number: 57204197
Awards: Winner TES/NASEN special educational needs children's book award, 2003.
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.
Other Titles: Freaks, geeks & Asperger syndrome : a user guide to adolescence
Responsibility: Luke Jackson ; foreword by Tony Attwood.

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