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Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley
This is a guide to Asperger’s Syndrome by a young man who was just 13-years-old at the time of writing. Luke welcomes the reader into his bustling and chaotic home (he has six siblings, several of whom are also somewhere on the autistic spectrum) and his life with Asperger’s Syndrome. We learn about his family life, school, relationships, strategies and aspirations.
Luke’s writing style is extraordinarily appealing, funny and insightful. Not only do we gain great insight into the genuine diversity, variety and colour of the autistic spectrum, but, more importantly, we do so first-hand, from a young boy with more experience and maturity than many an adult writer.