Paperback: £14.99 / $26.95
2008, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-604-3, BIC 2: JM VFJD
For those with autism, understanding 'normal' can be a difficult task. For those without autism, the perception of 'normal' can lead to unrealistic expectations of self and others. This book explores how individuals and society understand 'normal', in order to help demystify and make accessible a full range of human experience.
Wendy Lawson outlines the theory behind the current thinking and beliefs of Western society that have led to the building of a culture that fails to be inclusive. She describes what a wider concept of 'normal' means and how to access it, whether it's in social interaction, friendships, feelings, thoughts and desires or various other aspects of 'normality'. Practical advice is offered on a range of situations, including how to find your role within the family, how to integrate `difference' into everyday society, and how to converse and connect with others.
Accessible and relevant to people both on and off the autism spectrum, this book offers a fresh look at what it means to be `normal'.
2 April 2012
Happy World Autism Awareness Month (WAAM) to all of our readers! In this special post, JKP authors share their personal plans for the month ahead, what they’ll be doing to raise awareness, and what their hopes are for the future. Susan Moreno Susan Moreno is the Founder and president of MAAP Services, Inc. and co-author of...
15 July 2008
"I think we need to demonstrate to society that we are of value, just the way we are. That we don't need to change and be more like typical people to be worthwhile. Our value is in being human, and in being different."
11th June 2013 from 08.45 to 16.15
Marriot Hotel Manchester
Join us at the NAS conference on Autism and Relationships, Puberty, Sex and Sexuality.
We will be attending this conference run by the National Autistic Society on 11th June in Manchester, UK. Come along to visit our book stand and hear our authors Wendy Lawson and Phoebe Caldwell speak.
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Why do I have to?: A Book for Children Who Find Themselves Frustrated by Everyday Rules
Illustrated by Luisa Montaini-Klovdahl
Friendships: The Aspie Way
Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome
Illustrated by Jonathon Powell
Life & Learning with Autistic Spectrum Diffability