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by Clare Sainsbury

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Illuminates what it means to be a person who has Asperger syndrome by providing a window into a unique and particular world. Drawing on her own experience of schooling, and that of a network of friends and correspondents who share her way of thinking and responding, the author reminds the reader of the potential for harm which education holds for those who do not fit. The book provides insights that take the reader beyond the standard guidance on how to manage autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and challenges the way the reader might handle obsessional behaviour. The book invites the reader to celebrate the pure passion of the intellect, which such obsessions can represent, and to recognise the delight which can be experienced by children who love to collect. It reminds the reader that many of the autism mannerisms the reader might try to suppress actually help the child to think. The updated 2009 edition includes an additional introduction and extensive summary of research in the field of Asperger syndrome, both by Tony Attwood.
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"This book illuminates what it means to be a person who has Asperger's Syndrome by providing a window into a unique and particular world. Drawing on her own experience of schooling, and that of a network of friends and correspondents who share her way of thinking and responding, Clare Sainsbury reminds us of the potential for harm which education holds for those who do not fit."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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