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Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between

Edited by Liane Holliday Willey
Foreword by Luke Jackson

Paperback: £13.99 / $21.95

2003, Royal, 336pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-742-2, BIC 2: JMC VFJD

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Childhood and adult experiences of individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are becoming increasingly well documented, yet the crucial formative teenage years have, so far, been neglected. Adolescence is a difficult time for any teenager, but when you have Asperger Syndrome this already emotionally complex time of life becomes all the more challenging. Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with AS themselves, this book tackles issues that are pertinent to all teenagers, such as sexuality, depression and friendship, as well as discussing topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS. This book aims to make the transition from child to adult as smooth as possible, and is an essential survival guide to adolescence.

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In response to Suzanne Wright’s “Call for Action in DC,” from Author and Autism Adovcate Liane Holliday Willey, EdD.

14 November 2013

In response to Suzanne Wright’s Autism Speaks Call for Action Op-ed I know full well the emotional, physical and financial cost that lurks front and center, as well as behind the scenes of autism. My father, daughter, cousin’s children and cousin’s cousin’s children have some form of autism. So do I. Not one of us,...

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomatoe. So What? by Liane Holliday Willey

5 April 2013

Best-selling JKP author Liane Holliday Willey (Pretending to be Normal, Safety Skills for Asperger Women, and others) is credited with coining the term ‘Aspie’ to describe individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome. Here, Dr. Holliday Willey weighs in on the semantics debate within the autism community over the term. I am a psycholinguistics professor. I like to...

‘Exhaling Beauty’ – JKP authors host a special evening to celebrate females on the autism spectrum

4 October 2010

Several months ago, JKP authors Shana Nichols, Rudy Simone and me – Liane Holliday Willey - decided it would be lovely to host a special evening for females on the autism spectrum to meet and greet, relax and refresh, and most importantly, celebrate the loveliness of life, despite the tangled wires too many of us have...

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