Book Review: Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults by Dr. Luke Beardon

Great review! Reblogging for visibility. I ordered my copy already – encourage my readers to do the same.

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“Never believe anything you read about autism” this is how this brilliant little volume begins, and this sentence attracted me straight away.  I am tired of reading books and articles along the lines of “All autistic people are this.””You can’t be autistic because you can do that.” “If you have a diagnosis, you will react to this in such-and-such a way.”, because more often than not, they don’t describe me. The first chapter may be off-putting to those who seek definitive answers about autism – but the fact is, there are no definitive answers. No one theory fits all autistic people. I am pleased that Dr Beardon debunks the myth of “mild” and “severe” autism. Of the autistic people I know, if would be hard to classify them into these terms. To an observer now, one might say I have “mild” autism, but if you saw how I was as…

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults by Dr. Luke Beardon

  1. Excellent book, not too long and a good one I think to pass on to family to help them with understanding and acceptance following diagnosis as the language is much less “disability” and more “different” than most others I’ve read.

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