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Coming out Asperger : diagnosis, disclosure and self-confidence

Coming out Asperger : diagnosis, disclosure and self-confidence

Author: Dinah Murray
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Coming Out Asperger explores the complex issues surrounding the diagnosis and disclosure of Asperger Syndrome (AS), one of the 'hidden disabilities'. How might a diagnosis affect you, your self-confidence and self-esteem? What's the best way to disclose a diagnosis? When? And how? With chapters by some of the best-known and most exciting writers in the field of AS and autism today, as well as parents and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Life skills guides
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dinah Murray
ISBN: 1843102404 9781843102403 184642450X 9781846424502
OCLC Number: 61512974
Description: 280 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: To tell or not to tell : that is the Aspie question / Liane Holliday Willey --
Diagnosis in adults / Tony Attwood --
Confidence, self-confidence and social confidence / Dinah Murray and Mike Lesser --
Psychiatry and Asperger syndrome / Tom Berney --
Being told or being told off? : reciprocity at the diagnosis interview / Michelle Dawson --
Mental health issues surrounding diagnosis, disclosure and self-confidence in the context of Asperger syndrome / David N. Andrews --
One that got away / Dinah Murray --
'Why's it all so difficult?' : sharing the diagnosis with the young person / Philip Whitaker --
Telling peers at school about Asperger syndrome : thoughts on how and why / Heta Pukki --
Disclosure at secondary school : sharing the news of Asperger syndrome with a young person's peer group / Penny Barratt --
The conversation / Jennifer Overton --
Disclosure : talking about what makes us human / Stephen Shore --
Disclosure : a parent's perspective / Jacqui Jackson --
Coming out, various / Wendy Lawson --
Diagnosis, disclosure and self-confidence in sexuality and relationships / Lynne Moxon --
Diagnosis in adulthood and community disclosure / Dora Georgiou --
Coming out autistic at work / Jane Meyerding --
Disclosing to the authorities / Dennis Debbaudt.
Responsibility: edited by Dinah Murray.
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This book explores the complexity of diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome, the drawbacks and benefits of disclosing a "hidden disability," and how this impinges on self-esteem. The contributors include  Read more...


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Whether you are a person with AS, a parent, teacher or professional who is involved with a person diagnosed with AS, this book can offer support in dealing with issues surrounding disclosure. Issues Read more...

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