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For Teenagers on the Spectrum|
This collection of books focuses specifically on the needs and concerns of teenagers with Aspergers.
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome
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Winner of the NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award 2003; this book is an essential for parents and adolescents alike. 'I have never read another book as frank and practical as this one; very highly recommend' Lee Bilby.
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 when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive.
Luke 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 himself.
Drawing 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 morality.
Luke 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'.
Aspergers In Pink : A Mother and Daugher Guidebook for raising (or being) a girl with Aspergers
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Congratulations! It's a girl ... with Asperger's! Join author and mom Julie Clark as she guides you through her family's adventures raising a young child with Asperger's Syndrome
Whether you have a boy or a girl with Asperger’s in your life, you’ll nod and smile as you turn each invaluable page of real-life challenges and solutions.
On the way, you'll be delighted and intrigued by candid commentary from her daughter Kristina, whose spirit and perseverance outweigh any obstacle she may face. Teeming with wisdom and wit, this book has much to offer parents as well as educators and professionals.
Together you will explore the road to diagnosis, The Teacher Who GETS IT, Occupational therapy, Social signals, Daily Battles, Hope for the future, and more.