Tag: autism

Caring, parenting and points of pressure

Caring, parenting and points of pressure

June 6-12 is the annual celebration of Carers Week, highlighting a “campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.” But what asks Jane Renton if you have to fight even to get recognition as a carer in the first … Continue reading Caring, parenting and points of pressure

Sex, Drugs and Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD): A User Guide to Adulthood

Sex, Drugs and Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD): A User Guide to Adulthood

Penny Gotch finds shared experience in this guide to growing up with autism. Although I had heard of Luke Jackson, I had not – and still haven't – read his first book Freaks, Geeks and Asperger's Syndrome. So when I sat down with his latest I did so with no preconceived notions of Jackson and his … Continue reading Sex, Drugs and Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD): A User Guide to Adulthood

Coaching people with Asperger’s Syndrome by Bill Goodyear

Coaching people with Asperger’s Syndrome by Bill Goodyear

Coaching People with Asperger’s Syndrome (Karnac, £20.99) is a specialist book disguised as a general manual by an author who has taught autistics all his life. Regrettably, there are no pictures and the book is sometimes patronising and confusing but it can be helpful in other ways. Page 21 highlights a pitfall for many AS … Continue reading Coaching people with Asperger’s Syndrome by Bill Goodyear