on 7 July 2004
Scouring the ranks of Aspie books, it is sometimes difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff before committing oneself to buy. This book is one of the more useful of its kind for both parents and professionals involved with Adolescent Aspies. It contains numerous practical bits of advice and tips on how to make life easier for the young Aspie, his or her family, teachers and friends. It investigates many potentially difficult areas such as diet, sexuality, school inclusion, home tuition, relationships, psychotherapy and medication strategies - as well as offering several personal insights into the lives of a number of youngsters with this syndrome. Each chapter covers a specific area of interest, making it quite easy to dip into on matters of particular concern. It is written in a refreshingly down-to-earth, approachable style by experts in their fields and (joy of joys) does not have an exclusively American bias. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in finding out more about what it means to have Asperger's in Adolescence.