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An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis 2021-05-22

Living with autism

  1. VictorR
    Author:
    Gillian Drew
    Book Type:
    • Paperback
    "Being diagnosed with autism as an adult can be disorienting and isolating; however, if you can understand the condition and how it affects perceptions, relationships, and your relationship with the world in general, a happy and successful life is attainable.

    Drawing from the author's lived experience, the effect of autism on social skills is described with tips for dealing with family and personal relationships, parenting, living arrangements and employment. This is an essential guide for all newly diagnosed adults on the autism spectrum, their families and friends, an all professionals new to working with adults with ASDs.

    Gillian Drew
    is a writer who was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome as an adult. He is actively engaged with autism charities and online communities to raise awareness and increase understanding of Asperger's Syndrome.

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers
    2017 1e
    175pp

Recent Reviews

  1. VictorR
    VictorR
    5/5,
    Version: 2021-05-22
    To be honest, I was really bored in the first part (Autism - The Basics) as it's all pretty generic information and nothing new, and I was thinking to myself - why did he write this book? He's contributing nothing new?!
    However, the second part (Autism in Everyday Life) is where the book comes alive. Illustrating from his own life and anecdotally from others, he covers a lot of points that we see discussed on this forum on a regular basis, but packaged into a book as a series of quick hits. A lot of the value in my opinion is not necessarily any tips provided, but rather, a lot of thought provoking questions about how to approach life.