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Autism and Asperger’s Conditions – A Practical Guide for Nurses
Author: Christopher Barber
Publisher: Quay Books
This book is a guide for nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for people with autism and Asperger syndrome. It is easy to dip in and out of, the chapters are laid out clearly and the text is well referenced. The book provides practical information on the difference between mental illness and autism, with guidance on how to care for adults and children with autism and Asperger conditions. There is an interesting chapter on the benefits of a diagnosis for a child and how to move forward with schooling and external support. There is also useful guidance for adolescents as they experience puberty, relationships and their sexuality, as well as coping with the relationship issues associated with their diagnosis. People with autism and Asperger syndrome sometimes find themselves involved with the police, either as a victim or offender. There is practical guidance on how to support a person with autism giving witness statements, police interviews and making court appearances. I recommend this book to everyone who wants a better understanding of this condition.
Reviewer: Mollie Hearn
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