by Gunilla Gerland


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Children and teenagers are different. Some have more differences than others and may have difficulties with things such as participating in group activities, or really understanding how other people see things and how they think. Some of these young people want to do things in their own way, and some of them have a particular interest which fills their lives.

Many of those who are special in this way have Asperger Syndrome or high functioning autism. Gunilla, who is now an adult, received her diagnosis several years ago. She has written this book for all children and teenagers who have similar difficulties. It's an important book - in fact, it's the only one of its kind.

Gunilla's book should be read by all young people who receive a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome, PDD or high functioning autism. It can also be read by their peers in school, siblings, and other children with whom they have contact. Adults may read it too, the better to understand the person with autism or Asperger Syndrome.'

- Christopher Gillberg, MD and Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853028403
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/2000
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 6 - 18 Years

About the Author

Gunilla Gerland was diagnosed as having Asperger Syndrome several years ago. She is the author of the autobiography A Real Person: Life on the Outside and is very active in informing about the condition, through writing and lecturing all over Europe. She lives in Stockholm where she also works closely with the Swedish National Autism Society.

Table of Contents

Me and you and Asperger Syndrome. What are our difficulties? Thinking differently. It's usually a good idea to ask! Our five senses. But we don't have just difficulties­ Learning that you have a disability. Why is it called Asperger Syndrome? When do you get Asperger Syndrome? How do you get Asperger Syndrome? Some final words.

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