The Resource Sex, drugs and Asperger's syndrome (ASD) : a user guide to adulthood, Luke Jackson ; foreword by Tony Attwood

Sex, drugs and Asperger's syndrome (ASD) : a user guide to adulthood, Luke Jackson ; foreword by Tony Attwood

Label
Sex, drugs and Asperger's syndrome (ASD) : a user guide to adulthood
Title
Sex, drugs and Asperger's syndrome (ASD)
Title remainder
a user guide to adulthood
Statement of responsibility
Luke Jackson ; foreword by Tony Attwood
Title variation
Sex, drugs and Aspergers syndrome (ASD)
Title variation remainder
a user guide to adulthood
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Language
eng
Summary
Luke Jackson's unabridged and sparkling sequel to his best-selling user guide to adolescence Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome is the must-read handbook for teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum. With devastating clarity, Luke focuses on the pitfalls involved in navigating the transition to adulthood, and the challenges of adult life. He covers everything from bullying and drugs to socialising, sex, negotiating relationships, and finding and keeping your first job
Summary
Jackson presents this sequel to his Asperger's guide to adolescence, addressing topics that can be challenging for all young adults but especially those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A foreword highlights the particular hazards of drugs, alcohol, sex and relationships for a teenager with ASD, and the introduction lays the groundwork of social differences and sensory hyper- and hypo-sensitivities common to ASDs. He jumps in by outlining common and less common pitfalls of adolescence including forms of peer pressure, garden variety stress, and comorbid mental health issues such as his own experience of bipolar mood disorder and the common comorbidities of unipolar depression and anxiety, which often present differently for people with ASD. He discusses how to cope with school and work, how to respond to bullying in various contexts, and things to keep in mind for safety and enjoyment when going out for social engagements, e.g. clubs. The chapter on drugs essentially serves as a harm reduction guide for the substances most likely to be offered in party settings, with special note of how a person with ASD might react differently than a neurotypical person. The end of the book discusses relationships and maturity, beginning with sex and the boundaries and communication around it, and then broadening out to a general exploration of how we develop interests and opinions, share them with friends, and limit sharing to appropriate audiences. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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10485792
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DLC
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1988-
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Jackson, Luke
Dewey number
618.92/858832
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Attwood, Tony
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True
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  • Jackson, Luke
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Autistic youth
Target audience
adult
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a user guide to adulthood
Label
Sex, drugs and Asperger's syndrome (ASD) : a user guide to adulthood, Luke Jackson ; foreword by Tony Attwood
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Pitfalls of adolescence and beyond -- Work and education -- Bullying -- Going out and staying in -- Sex and relationships -- Growing up -- Further reading -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9781849056458
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Sex, drugs and Asperger's syndrome (ASD) : a user guide to adulthood, Luke Jackson ; foreword by Tony Attwood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Pitfalls of adolescence and beyond -- Work and education -- Bullying -- Going out and staying in -- Sex and relationships -- Growing up -- Further reading -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9781849056458
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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