Glass Half-Empty, Glass Half-Full: How Asperger's Syndrome Changed My Life

Glass Half-Empty, Glass Half-Full: How Asperger's Syndrome Changed My Life

by Chris Mitchell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412920477

ISBN-13: 9781412920476

Pub. Date: 09/23/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This gripping and at times astonishing story will be inspirational to all adults either facing Asperger's syndrome personally or interacting with someone who has been diagnosed.

In his own imitable style, Chris Mitchell describes his life before and after diagnosis with Asperger's syndrome. We follow Chris through primary and secondary school, where his lack of

Overview

This gripping and at times astonishing story will be inspirational to all adults either facing Asperger's syndrome personally or interacting with someone who has been diagnosed.

In his own imitable style, Chris Mitchell describes his life before and after diagnosis with Asperger's syndrome. We follow Chris through primary and secondary school, where his lack of social interaction and anger continually landed him in trouble, and where he was bullied for being different. Only his excellent memory and specialist interests enable him to continue, and pass his GCSEs and a GNVQ in Media Studies.

At university, studying Journalism, he was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. Suddenly his life made more sense, and his self-awareness meant his self-confidence returned, resulting in world travel, a Masters qualification and finally, acceptance.

Chris Mitchell was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in 1998 when he was 20 years old. He has since achieved an MA (Hons) in Information and Library Management. Based in Sunderland, he is an advocate for Asperger's syndrome and speaks at many public events about the condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412920476
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/23/2005
Series:
Lucky Duck Books Series
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

GLASS HALF EMPTY
Introduction
Childhood Memories
Moving House and School
A Traumatic Change
Stepping into the Land of Giants
My Transition into Secondary School
Changing Body Shapes
Adolescence
Coming Out of Childhood
Final Year of Secondary School and Into Further Education
Emerging Expectations
Applying to University
Starting University
An Early Misfit
Difficult Days
My Second Year at University
GLASS HALF FULL
It All Becomes Clear
My Asperger's Syndrome Diagnosis
My Return to University and Graduation
An Achievement Against the Odds
Finding My Niche
My Way in to Postgraduate Study
Mission to Mars: Visit to Australia and meeting with Garry Burge
Re-inventing Myself
Postgraduate Study
Moving Up
Finding My First Professional Role
Broadening My Horizons
Autuniv-1 to Australia, Canada and Back
Aspie of Intrigue
My Cruise Experience
A Reflection
How Asperger's Syndrome Has Changed my Life

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