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The Asperger Social Guide
How to Relate to Anyone in any Social Situation as an Adult with Asperger's Syndrome


August 2006 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"This is a book that our social skills groups and some of our schools could use. Social skills are a big problem area for people with AS, so quality help is always needed."
-Cathy Mercer, National Autistic Society

The imposition of "social skills" teaching is sometimes seen as stemming from a negative attitude to social difference. Participation in activities might be resisted by the Asperger's Syndrome (AS) community, so the choice to learn and adopt neuro-typical behavior is best offered as an option and in a sensitive, respectful way.

A self-help manual, this book is written by two AS adults offering others the benefits of their experiences. It is suitable for private study by AS individuals and can also be used in higher education settings for support and personal development courses.


 
Asperger's Syndrome and Relating to People
 
Communication and Ways of Relating
 
Friendships
 
Family Relationships
 
Work
 
Relating at University
 
Relating to People in Specific Situations
 
Ways Forward and Further Support

‘The Asperger Social Guide is a pocket sized travel guide for adults with Asperger’s syndrome exploring the social world. Genevieve and Dean have written a practical handbook based on their personal experiences. They know what people with Asperger’s syndrome need to know and write in a clear and engaging style. I endorse their explanations, tips and strategies and will be recommending The Asperger Social Guide to my adult clients and those who support them’ –

Professor Tony Attwood

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