My Life with Asperger's

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Megan Hammond always felt a little bit different to other people but did not know why. Being diagnosed with Asperger?s Syndrome at the age of 26 was a breakthrough for her and her family. This is an honest and inspiring account of how it feels when you can?t read the social cues that others take for granted. Asperger?s Syndrome is one of the more common Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Autistic Spectrum Disorders have been recognised in 1 in every 100 people. The diagnosis of autistic disorder is given to individuals...
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Overview

Megan Hammond always felt a little bit different to other people but did not know why. Being diagnosed with Asperger?s Syndrome at the age of 26 was a breakthrough for her and her family. This is an honest and inspiring account of how it feels when you can?t read the social cues that others take for granted. Asperger?s Syndrome is one of the more common Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Autistic Spectrum Disorders have been recognised in 1 in every 100 people. The diagnosis of autistic disorder is given to individuals with impairments in social interaction and communication as well as restricted and repetitive interests, activities and behaviours that are generally evident prior to three years of age.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741107883
  • Publisher: New Holland Australia
  • Publication date: 8/10/2010
  • Series: No Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,134,134
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Megan Hammond lived in Western Australia with her parents and younger brother before moving to Sydney with her family at the age of nine. Throughout her childhood she had problems at school and then as an adult experienced difficulty in keeping a job. She was diagnosed with Asperger
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Table of Contents

Foreword 10

This is Me: Aspie Girl 13

1 A Terrible Tuesday to Remember 15

2 The Mystery Years 19

3 Primary School Daze-An Educational Fog 23

4 High School Hiccups 31

5 Juggling Jobs 43

6 Not Another Doc! Finally, A Diagnosis 53

7 It's not All Bad-Asperger's Symptoms and Strengths 60

8 How Asperger's Has Affected Me 73

9 Finding-and Losing-Love 94

10 Falling Through the Cracks-and Finding My Feet 107

11 Tricks of the Trade-How I've Learned to Cope 120

12 Living as an Adult with Asperger's 129

13 Coming Out of the Asperger's Fog 137

14 Notes from Megan's Family 140

Appendix 156

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