[Prime] Freaks, Geeks and Aspergers Syndrome: A User Guide to AdolescenceAuthor Luke Jackson – Z55z.co

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome is one of those books I feel should be compulsory reading for everyone His style is light and chirpy with a very positive view of autism I have what some people would call a disability but I call a gift At the same time it has extraordinary depth and insight, guiding people along without a trace of arrogance or being simplistic I cannot recommend this book enough Inclusion NowI would recommend this book not only to AS adolescents and anybody associated with them but also to the public at large so that we may, through understanding Asperger syndrome better, becometolerant and respectful of differences and also better equipped to meet their needs Home Education Advisory Service BulletinThis is a remarkable publication It is written by a person diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, and provides the reader with an insightful guide into the experiences and challenges during the difficult but profoundly important teenage years Any and all staff, and managers, who are involved with clients with autistic spectrum disorders should gain a great deal from reading this first hand account of fascinations and fixations, language and learning, school, friendships, dating, bullying and morals Care and Health MagazineHave 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 aredifficult 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, 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