The Asperger Personal Guide: Raising Self-Esteem and Making the Most of Yourself as an Adult with Asperger's Syndrome
Publication Year: 2006
Following the successful publication of the Asperger Love Guide and Asperger Social Guide this third book in the series of three self-help practical life guides covers the personal issues that an adult with Asperger's syndrome faces in a world not designed for people with autism. Written from the male and female perspective of two Asperger's adults it looks at: the positive aspects of Asperger's syndrome how these translate into everyday life whether Asperger's syndrome is in fact a disability strategies to gain mental and physical health as an adult with ASD. The book aims to help adults gain self-esteem and get the most out of themselves as a unique adult with Asperger's syndrome. These courageous authors have drawn upon their personal experiences to provide an outstanding series of books aimed ...
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© Genevieve Edmonds and Dean Worton 2006
First published 2006
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About the Authors[Page v]
Genevieve Edmonds is a 25 year old with ‘residual’ Asperger's syndrome, which she views as a significant gift. She works as an associate of the Missing Link Support Service Ltd. in Lancashire, supporting those ‘disabled by society’ including individuals with ASD. She speaks and writes frequently in the field of Autism, along with giving training, workshops and soon counselling. She aims to empower those with ASD, carers and professionals in the understanding of Asperger's syndrome as a difference rather than an impairment. She lives and works in a solution-focused way and is based in north-west England.
Dean Worton is a 33 year old high functioning individual with a very positive expression of Asperger syndrome. He runs a successful UK-based website for adults with Asperger's syndrome and hosts real life meet-ups around the UK for its members. His key interest is in encouraging adults to live positively and successfully with the gifts that Asperger's syndrome provides. He also works in administration and resides in north-west England.
Genevieve: To Gracie, Dan and all the horses I have ever loved.
Again to Luke Beardon for doing not one but three excellent forewords; same to Andrew for photography. Also to Vicky, Mike, Giles, Mark, Mand and Judy for your rich and insightful case studies.[Page vi]
Useful Contacts and Ways Forward[Page 115]The Missing Link Support Services Ltd.For Individuals
Counselling, psychotherapy, diagnosis, social group, assessment social skills, specific individual support, advocacy, employment supportFor Professionals
Training, consultation, workshopsFor Carers
Training, consultation, counselling, individual supportContact
email@example.com[Page 116]Mental Health ContactsUK
Support for depressed, upset, anxious, confused, or suicidal individuals in the UK
Telephone: 08457 909090 (low cost call)
UK Mental Health Helpline
Tel: 0845 7678000
Support from trained nurses
0845 46 47Republic of Ireland
Samaritans 1850 609090USA
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day, toll free Tel: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)Australia
Tel: 08 93 81 5555