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Luke Beardon

JKP publications by Luke Beardon

  1.  30 Years of Social Change

    30 Years of Social Change

    Ed. Stephen Jones

    Marking Jessica Kingsley Publishers' 30th anniversary of publishing books that make a difference, this collection of articles gives insight into social change achieved during the last 30 years. With contributors looking at both the positive and negatives aspects of their field, it offers a unique look into a diverse array of disciplines. Learn More
    Oct 2017, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.51in / 216mm x 140mm, 216pp, £7.99
    ISBN: 9781785924309
    Oct 2017, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, £7.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-798-5
  2.  Sensing the City

    Sensing the City

    An Autistic Perspective

    Sandra Beale-Ellis, Foreword by Luke Beardon

    Visiting a city can be an exciting and overwhelming experience, especially when you have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This enlightening book provides a first-hand sensory perspective of what experiencing a city is like for someone with ASD and offers advice on how to cope in a city when you have sensory issues. Learn More
    2017, 176pp
  3.  Love, Partnership, or Singleton on the Autism Spectrum

    Love, Partnership, or Singleton on the Autism Spectrum

    Edited by Luke Beardon, PhD and Dean Worton

    Providing an immensely personal perspective on relationships on the autism spectrum, 26 contributors share what they have learned so far. With a diverse range of viewpoints, this is an intimate report on how people have made relationships work, how they have failed and how they have chosen to be on their own. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.51in / 216mm x 140mm, 272pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 9781785922060
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 272pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-484-7
  4.  Bittersweet on the Autism Spectrum

    Bittersweet on the Autism Spectrum

    Edited by Luke Beardon, PhD and Dean Worton

    Autism doesn't have to hold you back. In this empowering book, 28 authors with autism share how they overcame obstacles to enjoy life to the full, via transformative moments, newfound passions and downright determination. The inspiring message is that in spite of challenges and hardships, autism can accompany, or even galvanise, life's best bits. Learn More
    2017, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.51in / 216mm x 140mm, 272pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 9781785922077
    2017, Ebook, ePUB, 272pp, £12.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-485-4
  5.  Sensory Issues for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Sensory Issues for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Diarmuid Heffernan

    This practical guide explains to adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) how they can begin to overcome their sensory issues. The book explains how the senses work and how to create a personalised plan for coping with sensory difficulties that affect routines and relationships, whether at home, work, in educational settings or in public spaces. Learn More
    2016, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 192pp, £11.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-661-8
    2016, Ebook, ePUB, 192pp, £11.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-212-6
  6.  Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

    Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

    How Seeking a Diagnosis in Adulthood Can Change Your Life

    Philip Wylie

    Receiving an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis as an adult can be a difficult but liberating process. Full of useful information and personal insights, this book details the stages of late diagnosis, from self-identification to acceptance. It discusses mental health issues that can arise, supports that are available and strategies for the future. Learn More
    2014, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 176pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-433-1
    2014, Ebook, ePUB, 176pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-778-0
  7.  Autism and Flexischooling

    Autism and Flexischooling

    A Shared Classroom and Homeschooling Approach

    Clare Lawrence

    The book explains this successful alternative to full time school or full time home education for students with ASD. It includes evaluating whether the option is right for your child, organising the arrangement effectively with the school and ensuring that curriculum and examination goals are met, with examples from primary and secondary level. Learn More
    2012, Paperback / softback, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 144pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-279-5
    2012, Ebook, ePUB, 144pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-582-3
  8.  Aspies on Mental Health

    Aspies on Mental Health

    Speaking for Ourselves

    Edited by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton

    Touching on everything from difficulties at work and college to coping with low self-confidence, self-harm, alcohol, misdiagnosis, sectioning, counselling, medication and battles with mental health services, the book provides a window into how people with AS experience mental health issues, and what can be done to help. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 192pp, £15.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-152-1
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 192pp, £15.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-287-7
  9.  Asperger Syndrome and Employment

    Asperger Syndrome and Employment

    Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome

    Edited by Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon

    Employment is an important part of a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life but less than 20 per cent of people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are in work at any one time. The adults with AS in this book explore the issues surrounding employment, providing advice and insights for others with AS, as well as their employers and colleagues. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 176pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-648-7
    2008, Ebook, ePUB, 176pp, £13.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-770-1
  10.  Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships

    Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships

    Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome

    Edited by Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon

    Social interaction among neurotypical people is complex and in many ways illogical. To the person with Asperger Syndrome it is also woefully unintuitive. In this book, adults with AS discuss social relationships, offer support for others with AS and provide necessary insights into AS perspectives for those working and interacting with them. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 176pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-647-0
    2008, Ebook, ePUB, 176pp, £14.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-777-0