Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder): How Seeking a Diagnosis in Adulthood Can Change Your Life

Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder): How Seeking a Diagnosis in Adulthood Can Change Your Life Author Philip Wylie
ISBN-10 1849054339
ISBN-13 9781849054331
Year 2014-08-21
Pages 176
Language English
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Download Link Click Here


As awareness and understanding of Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder increases more adults are identifying themselves as being on the spectrum and seeking formal diagnosis This book discusses the process the pros and cons and the after effects of receiving an autism diagnosis in adulthood Outlining the likely stages of the journey to diagnosis this book looks at what the individual may go through as they become aware of their Asperger characteristics and as they seek pre assessment and diagnosis as well as common reactions upon receiving a diagnosis from depression and anger to relief and self acceptance Combining practical guidance with advice frompersonal experience and interviews and correspondence with specialists in the field the book discusses if and when to disclose to family friends and employers how to seek appropriate support services and how to use the self knowledge gained through diagnosis to live well in the future

Other Version: