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Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence

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ISBN10: 1843100983
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Publisher Comments:

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 explanation of idioms that are particularly perplexing for those with Asperger's syndrome (e.g. "feeling under the weather?"; "bark is worse than his bite").

Book News Annotation:

Jackson, a 13-year-old from the UK, is one of seven children. He has Asperger Syndrome (AS), one of his brothers has AD/HD, and another is autistic. Jackson's conversational and humorous text offers helpful insights into the challenges faced by those with AS, on such topics as fascinations and fixations, sensory perception, diet, sleep, teenage language, problems with socializing at school, homework, dealing with bullies, dating, and moral dilemmas. Written for adolescents with AS, and for their parents. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Jackson is also author of .
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? The author, Luke Jackson, writes briefly about his younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing insights into the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and teachers of young Asperger Syndrome children.

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Jon the bomb, May 26, 2007 (view all comments by Jon the bomb)
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome is a very funny, positive, optimistic, heart-warming, helpful book. I really like the fact that the writer actually has a diagnosis of AS.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781843100980
Foreword:
Attwood, Tony
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Foreword by:
Attwood, Tony
Foreword:
Attwood, Tony
Author:
Attwood, Tony
Author:
Jackson, Luke
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children with Special Needs
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Patients
Subject:
Autistic children
Subject:
Asperger's syndrome
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
150-101-686
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
217
Dimensions:
9.24x6.36x.43 in. .69 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? The author, Luke Jackson, writes briefly about his younger autistic and AD/HD brothers, providing insights into the antics of his younger years and advice for parents, carers and teachers of young Asperger Syndrome children.
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