Appreciating Asperger Syndrome: Looking at the Upside - with 300 Positive Points

# Read ! Appreciating Asperger Syndrome: Looking at the Upside - with 300 Positive Points by Brenda Boyd ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB. Appreciating Asperger Syndrome: Looking at the Upside - with 300 Positive Points People with Asperger Syndrome have many characteristics that are frequently seen in a negative light. This book shows that by adjusting our perceptions of what is normal and embracing diversity, AS can not only be understood and accepted, but appreciated. Brenda Boyd shows that for every characteristic of AS that can be looked at negatively, there are several positive aspects that can be drawn on and developed. Discussing AS in general terms, she talks through the reasons why people with AS ap

Appreciating Asperger Syndrome: Looking at the Upside - with 300 Positive Points

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Rating : 4.85 (913 Votes)
Asin : B00336FPOY
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Number of Pages : 148 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-03-25
Language : English

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-- SciTech Book News . -- COTSS PLD Newsletter Here Boyd provides exercises and advice for those with Asperger's to see the positive in their condition and to find coping methods for liviving in a world that doesn't understand the reason behind their social gaffes. The book made me smile, reflect and, yes, appreciate AS. A really enjoyable and useful book by a passionate and expressive author with a great deal of knowledge for us to learn from. -- College of Occupational Therapists Newsletter, Speicalist Section: People with Learning Disabilities Basically this is an excellent book to allow us to look at ourselves, those we know, those w

300 positives I agree that the first half of this book contains mostly a review of basic "what is asperger syndrome." I selected this book, hoping for a postive viewpoint to share with school staff. The 300 positive points are nice (even though they are each related to a downside), and I wish they were available separately, for maybe $8 instead, or maybe as a pdf download? Then I could afford to give copies to everyone who works with aspies.Interestingly, the audience of this book is people with Asperger Syndrome thems. A Must To Strengthen Your Understanding on Asperger Syndrome edrm I bet Brenda's Appreciating Asperger Syndrome(AAS) is reader-friendly and practical like her previous book, Parenting a Child with AS(PCAS). The difference is as follows; AAS is written for not only kids with AS but also adult Aspies and those who deal with Aspies, whereas PCAS is mainly for parents with AS kids. I found the book easy to read and no complicated structure exists. Besides, I realized something in common between ASS and Dr. Tony Attwood's latest book, the Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrom. A re-hash of the obvious I was seriously disappointed with this book. The first half of the book is a re-hash of stuff more Aspies already know. The title of the book is HIGHLY misleading (IMHO), Here's why: the 300 positive points? each is a response to a NEGATIVE statement. I find that severely off-putting. I was looking for something written by an Aspie who does not want to be 'cured' or changed. I didn't feel that this book was affirmative--or not enough so. It should be marketed as a 'beginner's book' for those wishing to kn

People with Asperger Syndrome have many characteristics that are frequently seen in a negative light. This book shows that by adjusting our perceptions of what is 'normal' and embracing diversity, AS can not only be understood and accepted, but appreciated. Brenda Boyd shows that for every characteristic of AS that can be looked at negatively, there are several positive aspects that can be drawn on and developed. Discussing AS in general terms, she talks through the reasons why people with AS approach life in the way they do, and what an enormous contribution they make to the world. She then explores different characteristics of AS; while she acknowledges the negative perception so many people have of these characteristics, she points out the large number of advantages to the Aspergers way of thinking for individuals with AS, those around them and society as a whole. Appreciating Asperger Syndrome is a celebration of AS which should be read by individuals with AS, family members, and anyone who knows or works professionally with individuals with AS.. For every negative, Boyd proves there are many more positives. From their refreshing honesty to their originality and potential to become leaders rather than followers, people with AS have many adm

Brenda Boyd is the author of Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. . She holds a degree in law from Queens University, Belfast, and previously worked as a solicitor with her own law practice. She lives in Northern Ireland with her husband, singer songwriter Bap Kennedy, and her son Kenneth Hall, who is the author of Asperger Syndrome, the Universe an

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