Appreciating Asperger Syndrome: Looking at the Upside, with 300 Positive Points

Appreciating Asperger Syndrome: Looking at the Upside, with 300 Positive Points

by Boyd, Brenda
     
 

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People with Asperger Syndrome have many characteristics that are frequently seen in a negative light. Brenda Boyd shows that for every characteristic of AS that can be looked at negatively, there are several positive aspects that can be drawn on and developed. Discussing AS in general terms, she talks through the reasons why people with AS approach life in the way

Overview

People with Asperger Syndrome have many characteristics that are frequently seen in a negative light. Brenda Boyd shows that for every characteristic of AS that can be looked at negatively, there are several positive aspects that can be drawn on and developed. Discussing AS in general terms, she talks through the reasons why people with AS approach life in the way they do, and what an enormous contribution they make to the world. She then explores different characteristics of AS; while she acknowledges the negative perception so many people have of these characteristics, she points out the large number of advantages to the Aspergers way of thinking for individuals with AS, those around them and society as a whole. For every negative, Boyd proves there are many more positives. From their refreshing honesty to their originality and potential to become leaders rather than followers, people with AS have many admirable personality traits that should be nurtured. This book shows that by adjusting our perceptions of what is 'normal' and embracing diversity, AS can not only be understood and accepted, but appreciated.

Appreciating Asperger Syndrome is a celebration of AS which should be read by individuals with AS, family members, and anyone who knows or works professionally with individuals with AS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843106258
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
03/15/2009
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,271,802
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth Hall is a 10-year-old boy who has Asperger Syndrome. He is also exceptionally gifted and a member of Mensa. He lives in Northern Ireland, and some of his main interests are maths, computers and books of adventure stories. He is very keen that people should know and understand more about autism.

Brenda Boyd holds a degree in law from Queens University, Belfast, and has previously worked as a solicitor with her own law practice. Her son Kenneth Hall is the author of Asperger Syndrome the Universe and Everything also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Following Kenneth's diagnosis at the age of nine, Brenda became increasingly involved with local autism charities. She has worked for the National Autistic Society and qualified as a Life Coach specialising in Asperger Syndrome. Today she works with her husband, singer songwriter Bap Kennedy. She has recorded an album of her own original songs and plays bass guitar in Bap’s band. Brenda and Bap are co-patrons of Autism NI. Her website can be viewed at www.brendaboydkennedy.com.

Brenda Boyd is the author of Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She holds a degree in law from Queens University, Belfast, and previously worked as a solicitor with her own law practice. However, when Brenda's youngest child, Kenneth, was eight, he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and since then she has become increasingly involved with autism. She lives in Northern Ireland with her husband, singer songwriter Bap Kennedy, and her son Kenneth Hall, who is the author of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything, also published by JKP.

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