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Publication Date: 18 May 2017
Publisher: SPCK
Page Count: 128
Author: Luke Beardon
ISBN-13: 9781847094452, 9781847094469

Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults

By Luke Beardon
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Estimated to affect just over 1 per cent of the adult population in the UK - some 700,000 individuals – autism is still persistently viewed as a disorder or impairment – but, this concept needs to be challenged. Written by a university lecturer with several years’ experience in the field, this book presents an up-to-date overview of autism and Asperger syndrome, and comments on the realities of adult life including further and higher education, employment, dating and parenthood. For autistic children, teenagers and adults, their families and friends, and any professionals interested in autism. Topics include:

Terminology and what’s preferred
Common myths and stereotypes
Diagnosis and related issues
Tips for undiagnosed adults
Understanding how autism impacts on the individual
Sensory issues
Transition into adulthood
Friendships and intimate relationships
The Criminal Justice System - what happens when autistic people break the law

In this sensitive and insightful book, Dr Luke Beardon asserts that there are many hugely intelligent, empathic, kind, caring, loyal and skilled autistic individuals – so it’s time to treat them as such and respect their differences.
About the Author
Dr Luke Beardon is Senior Lecturer in autism, Sheffield Hallam University. He has published widely on Autism and Asperger syndrome.

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