Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence: Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between

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Liane Holliday Willey (Ed.)
336 pages

Adolescence is a difficult time for any teenager, but when you have Asperger Syndrome this already emotionally complex time of life becomes all the more challenging.  Edited by Liane Holliday Willey, Ph.D., contributors here represent the views of parents, professionals, and those with AS themselves.  This book tackles issues that are pertinent to all teenagers, such as sexuality, depression, and friendship, as well as discussing topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS.  This book aims to make the transition from child to adult as smooth as possible, and is an essential survival guide to adolescence.

"My first reaction when I actually read the book was 'hallelujah'.  Finally, here was a book that dealt with the whole minefield of adolescence without missing out the difficult bits.  This book gives easy solutions on how best to help and understand anyone in adolescence with AS and believe me that is no easy task!  Struggling through adolescence myself I can only say a great big 'thank you' to all the authors- we need all the help we can get!'- Luke Jackson, 14, author of Freaks, Geeks, & Asperger Syndrome