Asperger's Syndrome For Dummies covers everything that both people living with the condition and their families need to know. From explaining symptoms and getting a diagnosis, through to overcoming bullying in schools and choosing between the therapy and medical treatments available, this is a complete guide to surviving and thriving with the condition.
Asperger's Syndrome For Dummies includes: Part I: Understanding Asperger's syndrome (AS) Chapter 1: Introducing Asperger's syndrome Chapter 2: Discovering the causes of Asperger's syndrome Chapter 3: Diagnosing Asperger's syndrome Part II: Living with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 4: Enjoying Life with Asperger's Chapter 5: Getting the most out of education and the workplace Chapter 6: Finding independence and advocating for your rights Part III: Supporting people with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 7: Parenting and Asperger's syndrome Chapter 8: Relating to adults with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 9: Creating an AS friendly environment Part IV: Discovering therapies, medication, diet and environments for AS Chapter 10: Navigating Behavioural Therapies for Asperger's Syndrome Chapter 11: Understanding medication and diet in Asperger's syndrome Part V: Part of Tens Chapter 12: Ten Organisations to go for help and information Chapter 13: Ten positives about living with Asperger's Chapter 14: Ten famous people who probably had Asperger's
Gina Gomez de la Cuesta, PhD is Action Research Leader for The National Autistic Society (NAS). She has worked in the field of autism for six years and completed her PhD at the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. James Mason, otherwise known as the Goth, has high-functioning autism. He is the editor of Asperger United magazine, published by the NAS, which is written by and for people on the autism spectrum.
Introduction 1 Part I: Understanding Asperger's Syndrome 9 Chapter 1: Introducing Asperger's Syndrome 11 Chapter 2: Discovering the Causes of Asperger's Syndrome 23 Chapter 3: Diagnosing Asperger's Syndrome 35 Chapter 4: Discovering Additional Diagnoses in Asperger's Syndrome 59 Chapter 5: Understanding Asperger's Syndrome in Women 81 Part II: Living with Asperger's Syndrome 99 Chapter 6: Enjoying Life with Asperger's Syndrome 101 Chapter 7: Getting the Most Out of Education and the Workplace 121 Chapter 8: Finding Independence and Advocating for Your Rights 133 Part III: Supporting People with Asperger's Syndrome 147 Chapter 9: Parenting Children Who Have Asperger's Syndrome 149 Chapter 10: Parenting During School, College and Adult Life 173 Chapter 11: Relating to People Who Have Asperger's Syndrome 195 Chapter 12: Sussing Out Sensory Difficulties 219 Part IV: Discovering Therapies, Medication and Diet for Asperger's Syndrome235 Chapter 13: Navigating Behavioural Therapies 237 Chapter 14: Understanding Medication and Medical Procedures 259 Chapter 15: Digesting Diet 269 Part V: The Part of Tens 281 Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Sources of Support and Information on Asperger's Syndrome 283 Chapter 17: Ten Positives about Living with Asperger's Syndrome 293 Chapter 18: Ten Famous People (Some Fictional) Who May Have Had Asperger's Syndrome 299 Appendix A: A List of Books You Might Like to Read (And Some Discs) 311 Appendix B: Glossary 319 Index 331