Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence

by Luke Jackson
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Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have anyone in your life with Asperger's Syndrome, especially a pre-teen or teen, this book is a must-read. It was helpful for my 12 year-old son with AS, and very helpful for us family members who do not have it. Luke Jackson offers amazing insight, advice, and support that is useful on a daily basis for anyone trying to understand what life is like through the filter of AS. I highly recommend it to anyone who lives with, works with or cares about anyone with AS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son was dx'd with Aspergers only 3 1/2 years ago and will be 14 in Oct. I have had a hard time learning about this condition and trying to find/figure out ways of working with him, my husband, the school, and anyone who has to 'deal' with him on a regular basis. Luke Jackson is such a wonderful boy for writting this book. It has opened my eyes and my parents eyes, to help us understand my son better. I have suggested to my sons school that all teachers and staff that work with kids like this to read Luke's book. The title of the book definately raises some eyebrows when people see you reading it, but it is worth it. If you work with a child that has Aspergers, then you need to read this book and then share it with everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being the mother of a son with PDD-NOS, the young author of this book lets everyone that it isn't easy having this disability no matter where one may be in the spectrum....and asking for the patience needed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommed this book to anyone who cares, lives, or works with a child on the autism spectrum or has been diagnosed with aspergers to read this book epecially if they are in the pre-teen or teen years. I bought this book after I read some excerpts of it in another book. I have a pre-teen who was diagnosed with aspergers. I was lookin for something from a childs point of view to understand my son more. I found this book to be a wonderful book to add to my already extensive collection of books about aspergers and autism. It helped me to think about things to look forward to and things to watch for in the coming years. I spoke to everyoine who would listen to me about this book. My husband was so impressed that although he never reads anything other than his magazines he decided to read this book. He said it is helping him understand our son more and that is a wonderful thing. After he is done readin this book I have several other relatives who want to read it also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book - it discusses about the truth behind life and Asperger's Syndrome. People can be so cruel toward those with Asperger's Syndrome. Anyways, people with autism and/or other related condition should develop abilities to deal with this cruel world. And refine them too.
jparelli More than 1 year ago
for anyone who even looks at a child. Every profession, teacher, TA, administrator, parent, family member and person with Asperger should read this. The information is useful and compelling. It's a daily reminder of what a ASD person deals with.
HFAgrl More than 1 year ago
I read this book several years ago and I really liked Luke's book. He has a witty sense of humor and a raw honesty that keeps the reader wanting for more. Luke is not afraid to censor himself in this book and is completely honest with his feelings. What's great about this is it is written by a young person on the autism spectrum. There needs to be more young writers (teens and young adults) on the spectrum. I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to know more about Aspergers and autism.
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