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Build your own life : a self-help guide for individuals with Asperger`s syndrome

Lawson, Wendy and Walker, Elizabeth 2003, Build your own life : a self-help guide for individuals with Asperger`s syndrome, Jessica Kingsley, London, England.

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Title Build your own life : a self-help guide for individuals with Asperger`s syndrome
Author(s) Lawson, Wendy
Walker, Elizabeth
Publication date 2003
Total pages 176 p.
Publisher Jessica Kingsley
Place of Publication London, England
Keyword(s) Autism
Asperger's syndrome
Autism -- Patients -- Biography
Self-care, Health
Autism -- Patients -- Rehabilitation
Autism in children -- Treatment
Summary As someone with Asperger's Syndrome, Wendy Lawson knows all about the social difficulties that accompany the condition. In this book, she guides others on the autism spectrum through the confusing map of life, tackling the building bricks of social existence one by one with humour, insight and practical suggestions. Exploring what it is like to be an adult in an alien world, she looks at the concepts of 'self' and 'other' and talks about the people in our lives -- how to relate to them, how we can use their support and how we can protect ourselves in the process. Using poetry and illustrations, she goes on to explain the difficult notion of putting on a face, looks at how to assess personal skills in order to develop them into a suitable career and how to deal with unwelcome changes in life. This book is essential reading for all those on the higher-functioning end of the autism spectrum, helping them to get the best out of a world that is often confusing and aiding those close to them to understand their perspective. Book jacket.
ISBN 1843101149
9781843101147
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
Copyright notice ©2003, Wendy Lawson
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30000393

Document type: Book
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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