'I usually say to the child, 'Congratulations, you have Asperger's syndrome', and explain that this means he or she is not mad, bad or defective, but has a different way of thinking.' --- from The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
From the Publisher
"The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
is flawless in its ability to ease the trepidations, answer the questions, buoy the spirits, and encourage the dreams of those who walk with AS. Attwood and his insights are golden!"
--Liane Holliday Willey, EdD, author of Pretending to be Normal: Living With Asperger's Syndrome
"An encyclopedia on Asperger's syndrome written in easy-to-read non-technical language. It will be especially useful for helping individuals with Asperger's, parents and professionals understand the social difficulties. There is a good mix of research information, first person reports and clinical information. The section on sensory over-sensitivity is excellent. Sensory issues prevent many people on the autism/Asperger's spectrum from participating in many social activities because stimuli that do not bother most people are intolerable."
--Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures
and Animals in Translation
"Grounded in research from close to 30 years of direct experience, yet very accessible, Dr Attwood brings understanding of Asperger Syndrome to new heights. Peppered with personal accounts and clear explanations...this book is a "must have" for everyone, including those with Asperger Syndrome."
--Stephen Shore, AbD, author of Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
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