1. Welcome to Autism Forums, a friendly forum to discuss Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, High Functioning Autism and related conditions.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Private Member only forums for more serious discussions that you may wish to not have guests or search engines access to.
    • Your very own blog. Write about anything you like on your own individual blog.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon! Please also check us out @ https://www.twitter.com/aspiescentral

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome 2014-02-10

Asperger's Syndrome

  1. VictorR
    VictorR
    5/5,
    Version: 2014-02-10
    If you're going to get one book on the topic, this would have to be it. It's comprehensive and covers not only things that might be part of the diagnosis, but related traits which he has seen in his clinical practice. The end of chapter summaries are nice.
  2. Elemental
    Elemental
    5/5,
    Version: 2014-02-10
    One of the later books I discovered whilst reading-researching about Autistic Spectrum Disorder but soooooooo wish it had been the first! The kind understanding with which this book is written still moves me to tears because the authenticity with which the personal experiences are recorded means it is instantly recognizable to any Spectrumite..
  3. royinpink
    royinpink
    5/5,
    Version: 2014-02-10
    Most comprehensive and professional guide to the disorder. Must read as an introduction to AS. It's a bit more skewed toward children and boys, although there are sections about marriage and mentions of gender differences. So it's not everything, but it is an excellent starting point.
  4. James K Trefethen
    James K Trefethen
    5/5,
    Version: 2014-02-10
    A really good book about Aspergers. Pretty comprehensive, too. I read the book and decided that I probably have the disability. I would recommend it to anybody interested in Aspergers.
  5. Pyrola
    Pyrola
    5/5,
    Version: 2014-02-10
    This book is probably the best introductory book to Aspergers. It acknowledges and discusses the various difficulties both children and adults on the spectrum face, and is fairly comprehensive. Something I wasn't too fond of was his excessive quotation of Liane Holliday Willey, it would have been better if he had drawn on the experiences of a more diverse group rather than constantly referring to the experiences of one individual. Regardless, this book is certainly worth reading.
  6. icesyckel
    icesyckel
    5/5,
    Version: 2014-02-10
    It's a good book. Attwood's website is also informative.
  7. Ste11aeres
    Ste11aeres
    5/5,
    Version: 2014-02-10
    Tony Atwood, the author of this book, is one of the world's top experts on Aspergers. He has an understanding of Aspergers that I used to think only other Aspies could have.
  8. IContainMultitudes
    IContainMultitudes
    5/5,
    Version: 2014-02-10
    One of the first books on AS I read, I found it a good introduction.