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Paperback Asperger Syndrome, Adolescence, and Identity: Looking Beyond the Label Book

ISBN: 1843101262

ISBN13: 9781843101260

Asperger Syndrome, Adolescence, and Identity: Looking Beyond the Label

How do teenagers with Asperger Syndrome view themselves and their own lives? This book is based on extensive interviews with adolescents diagnosed with AS. It includes six life stories, written in collaboration with the teenagers themselves. These present an authentic and fascinating look at the lives of the teenagers and how AS has shaped their growing identities. The stories provide the basis for a discussion of common themes and issues facing teenagers...

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Expanding One's View

I think it is CRUCIAL and paramount for people to know what their "undefined differences" are that are causing them problems, e.g. social difficulties. I can think of nothing more cruel and counterproductive than to withhold diagnoses and direct requests for information from a person. It always seemed so stupid to keep vital parts of a person's life from them and does not appear to have served anyone well. There is no one answer. Adolescence is a time of identity quest and for those on the autism/Asperger's (a/A) spectrum, it is an act of kindness and honesty for them to know if they have Asperger's. It is up to the individual to decide whether or not they want to disclose that information with others. As for professionals who are in direct contact with adolescents on the spectrum, I think they are the ones who most need to look beyond the label.
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