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Asperger's Syndrome
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If you have Aspergers syndrome (AS) or your child or partner does, life can be challenging, difficult and emotionally draining. From coming to terms with a diagnosis and receiving specialist counselling to pursuing careers and maintaining long term relationships, this essential guide takes a positive and practical approach to living with AS. Using tried and tested strategies from those who have lived with the condition, you will discover how to develop communication, how to deal with obsessive behaviour and how to get further help and support. Information for those living with a partner suffering from AS is provided. Chapters are also included for parents whose child has recently been diagnosed with AS, together with advice for teachers and carers. This book wont pretend that living with AS is easy, but it will help you to understand and live positively with the condition.
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Table of Contents

Characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome; Getting a Diagnosis; Children with Asperger's Syndrome; Coping with School; Transition to Adulthood; Social Skills & Work; Obsessions & Depression; Specialist Counselling; Living with an AS Partner; Coping as a Carer.

About the Author

Hilary Hawkes has been a writer since her teens. As well as non-fiction, she is the author of several children's books. She has a BA (Hons) in Publishing and English and is also a qualified Early Years Practitioner. Hilary lives with and knows the problems that Asperger's can bring - her husband, one of her three children and other immediate family members have suffered from the condition. She wrote this book to share the reality and also to encourage others to never give up hope and to live positively with this invisible disability. Hilary lives in Oxfordshire.

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'A great read...This book is a shining example of how to keep a tight focus and write something which is eminently helpful and practical throughout. The author has included clear "black and white" advice in table form on areas such as social skills, friendships, training and work...This is a really positive little book, which looks at the whole issue of AS, and from diagnosis to adult life. A really useful book for both teachers and parents of those living with AS, as well as for AS individuals themselves.' TES.co.uk. 'I highly recommend this new book. This is one of the easiest books to read and one of the best books I've ever read'. asperger-syndrome.me.uk. 'This is a practical book that can be dipped into and revisited - one which is current, informed and immensely helpful. I thoroughly recommend it.' Su Orosa, project leader, ASpire.

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