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

Author: Luke Jackson
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jackson, Luke, 1988-
Freaks, geeks and Asperger syndrome.
London : Jessica Kingsley, 2002
Named Person: Luke Jackson; Luke Jackson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Jackson
ISBN: 1417500158 9781417500154 9781846423567 1846423562
OCLC Number: 54682456
Awards: Winner of NASEN and TES Special Educational Needs Book Awards 2003
Description: 1 online resource (215 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; An Introduction --
Me and My Family; Asperger Syndrome and the Autistic Spectrum; To Tell or Not to Tell?; Fascinations and Fixations; Sense and Sense Abilities; A Different Physiology; A Word About Sleep; Language and Learning; The Problem with School ... ; Bullying; Taekwondo; Friendships and Socializing; The Dating Game; Morals and Principles --
Representation and Reality; One Final and Positive Note; Idioms -an Explanation; Further Reading; Useful Addresses and Websites; Index.
Responsibility: Luke Jackson ; foreword by Tony Attwood.
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Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, Luke Jackson wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics  Read more...


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A remarkable book from a unique boy! -- My Weekly an excellent book -- The Guardian Compelling reading...Luke has written a book that's intelligent, articulate, sensitive and funny. -- The Big Issue Read more...

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