download pdf Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to AdolescenceAuthor Luke Jackson –

Part Of The Reading Well SchemeBooks Selected By Young People And Health Professionals To ProvideToYear Olds With High Quality Support, Information And Advice About Common Mental Health Issues And Related ConditionsWinner Of The NASEN TES Special Educational Needs Children S Book Award Have You Ever Been Called A Freak Or A Geek Have You Ever Felt Like One Luke Jackson IsYears 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 Difficult Adolescence And The Teenage Years Are A Minefield Of Emotions, Transitions And Decisions And When A Child Has Asperger Syndrome, The Result Is Often ExplosiveLuke Has Three Sisters And One Brother In Various Stages Of Their Adolescent And Teenage Years But He Is Acutely Aware Of Just How Different He Is And How Little Information Is Available For Adolescents Like HimselfDrawing From His Own Experiences And Gaining Information From His Teenage Brother And Sisters, He Wrote This Enlightening, Honest And Witty Book In An Attempt To Address Difficult Topics Such As Bullying, Friendships, When And How To Tell Others About AS, School Problems, Dating And Relationships, And MoralityLuke Writes Briefly About His Younger Autistic And AD HD Brothers, Providing Amusing Insights Into The Antics Of His Younger Years And Advice For Parents, Carers And Teachers Of Younger AS Children However, His Main Reason For Writing Was Because So Many Books Are Written About Us, But None Are Written Directly To Adolescents With Asperger Syndrome I Thought I Would Write One In The Hope That We Could All Learn Together

5 thoughts on “Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence

  1. says:

    I came to my AS diagnosis relatively late in life late 30 s and I have struggled to put things into perspective I am at peace with my diagnosis at this point but I still found reading this book informative I really appreciate being able to amalgamate other people s perspectives into my own This is a quick, worthwhile read.

  2. says:

    I bought this book for my 11yo son with AS, to show him that he s not the only person who struggles and that he can learn from others who have already gained wisdom on living with AS He enjoyed it very much, and I think it helped him feel less anxious about getting through middle school.

  3. says:

    I ve read quite a number of articles books by people on the spectrum, and when I think of one to recommend to people it is generally this one Luke has a very accessible way of writing, he draws the reader into his stories anecdotes and provides a lot of useful information, and a great perspective, coupled with a great sense of humor Also, it s a rather quick read with some great advice that should be taken seriously.If you are looking to understand what is it like to be on the spectrum, whether you have a child, a friend, or are just curious, this book will be an excellent starting point.

  4. says:

    My on the spectrum child found this a nice read Stated that it really had points related to their point of view.

  5. says:

    I read this book on behalf of my WONDERFUL 4 year old son who is currently diagnosed PDD NOS until they can come up with a better label I got this read to help me understand where he might be headed and what I might do to help him through adolescence or life in general The author, a 13 year old child with Aspergers Syndrome AS gave me exactly what I was looking for A book crammed full of personal experience for me AND my son to draw on now and in the future It is useful, hopeful, and humbling If you have and autism spectrum disorder or if you know anyone who has, read this book Heck, read it anyway