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Book Review: A Body Undone: Living On After Great Pain (A Memoir)

Book Review: A Body Undone: Living On After Great Pain (A Memoir)

A Body Undone: Living On After Great Pain (A Memoir) by Christina Crosby Reviewing this deeply personal account of life after impairment, Sophie Partridge finds some things with which she can identify and others which trouble her more. As a Born (a disabled person with a full-on congenital impairment), I'm often nervous approaching something written by `an … Continue reading Book Review: A Body Undone: Living On After Great Pain (A Memoir)

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