asperger syndrome

Feb 6, 2015

What began as an exercise to work through daunting experiences would eventually become this powerful collection of essays about understanding Asperger Syndrome. Finding Kansas captures Aaron Likens' introspective journey from awkward early teens to roller-coaster 20s and onward to an empowering future.


To Aaron, Kansas represents a place where he is safe and confident. (Believe it or not, he's not from Kansas.) He was diagnosed with Aspeger's as a young man, so writing became a way for him to tease out how the disorder had played a role in his early behaviors and interactions. He analyzes

The Asperkids Launch Pad

By Jennifer Cook O'Toole
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Rated by Lisa J.
Apr 11, 2014

O’Toole, award winning author of Asperkids and The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules, a social worker, teacher, mother of three Asperkids and an Aspie herself, has developed a “how-to” guide for parents of children with Asperger Syndrome (AS) on how to best structure their home life to support their AS kids.  O’Toole’s instructional manual demonstrates the importance of structuring the home life and everyday tasks (or chores) around the house so that children with AS can feel confident, successful and comfortable thus reducing their stress and building self-esteem.  This visual

Apr 11, 2014

Bissonnette, certified career development coach for adults with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and author of Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide has created a handbook to guide adults with AS through the job search process to successful employment.  Her step by step guide walks the job searcher through researching different careers, networking, interviewing and new employment do’s and don’ts.  Focusing on tasks that are difficult for those with AS, Bissonnette breaks each step down into manageable tasks and gives hints, tips and encouragement for success.  Scripts to use for interviews

Nov 6, 2014

Imagine, at the age of 30, discovering you're not typical — or rather, not neurotypical. What could have been a scary diagnosis turned out to be very empowering for David Finch. His personal story of coping with Asperger Syndrome and saving his marriage paints a picture of hard-earned possibility. Finch may be at the milder end of the Asperger/autism spectrum, but for a neurotypical like myself, I learned a lot about the life of someone whose brain works very differently from my own. At the same time, I also saw aspects of myself in his behaviors, a reminder that common ground can still be

Dec 9, 2012

The authors, all with extensive experience in working with individuals with ASD, interviewed over 100 couples in which one partner has ASD and the other is non-spectrum (NS) in an effort to provide insight and guidance to those NS partners in creating a successful relationship for both parties.  While most of the advice in  The Partner's Guide to Asperger Syndrome is directed at the NS spouse, there are also tips for parents, friends, and professionals on how to support the couple in maintaining a positive relationship that works for both parties.  Each chapter ends with a list of "lessons

The Rosie Project

By Graeme Simsion
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Rated by Margaret O.
Sep 10, 2016

Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, approaches his search for a wife in the same way he approaches everything else in his life—with scientific precision. The survey he’s developed is crafted specifically to weed out what he considers undesirable traits. Why is it then that Rosie, a woman who exhibits every one of those undesirable traits, is the one woman he can’t seem to forget? The Rosie Project is a feel good-book that will make you realize that although Don’s Asperger Syndrome may have led him to an unusual approach to finding a wife, we’re all looking for the same thing in our