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de la Cuesta
ISBN: 978-0-470-66087-4
Paperback
376 pages
December 2010
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Discover how to survive and thrive with Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger's Syndrome (or AS) is a condition on the autism spectrum that affects how someone makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people. This definitive guide explains how to live with Asperger's on a day-to-day basis, covering everything from coping with social interaction to dealing with specific learning difficulties associated with AS. Whether you live with Asperger's yourself or want to support someone who does, this book will give you the facts you need to make the best choices every step of the way.

  • Get the facts at your fingertips – find out about the causes and characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome and uncover the pros and cons of formal diagnosis

  • Live well – reassuring advice on how to enjoy everyday life, from getting the most out of education and the workplace to living independently

  • Support people you know – get tips on living and working with people with AS and learn how to parent children, teenagers and adults with the condition

  • Keep the balance – discover how diet, therapies and lifestyle options all play into the management of Asperger's, and choose the options that work best for you

Open the book and find:

  • The ins and outs of diagnosing Asperger's Syndrome

  • Advice on coping with conditions affiliated with AS, from anxiety and depression to OCD

  • How to cope with sensory issues at home and at work

  • Advice on finding the right school environment

  • The facts about autism rights

  • The best organisations for advice and support

  • A glossary of Asperger's terminology

Learn to:

  • Identify the characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome

  • Live well with the condition

  • Parent a child who has Asperger's or support someone you know

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