Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Preparing for Adulthood

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Routledge, 2004 - Medical - 388 pages
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Autism and Asperger Syndrome reviews what is known about adults with autism in terms of their social functioning, educational and occupational status. Focusing mainly on the problems experienced by high functioning people with autism - and those working with and caring for them - the book offers practical ways of dealing with their difficulties. Each chapter makes use of clinical case material to illustrate the kinds of problems faced and ways in which they may be overcome. First-hand accounts from people with autism are included and links with psychiatric illness in later life are explored.

This updated edition is helpful to both professionals and families with autistic children and has been completely updated to take account of the latest research in the field. It also includes an additional chapter on the differences between autism and Asperger syndrome.

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This book tells a tale of people with autism and their families. It encompasses individuals with a wide range of skills and disabilities and the examples of problems faced, and strategies implemented ... Read full review

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This book was helpful and showed some of the ups and downs to autism. I liked how it did say some autistic people form intimate relationships or received advanced education. There was a ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Patricia Howlin PhD is Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King s College, London.

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