Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome (ASD): A User Guide to Adulthoodby Luke Jackson Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Luke Jackson's unabridged and sparkling sequel to his best-selling user guide to adolescence Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome is the must-read handbook for teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum. With devastating clarity, Luke focuses on the pitfalls involved in navigating the transition to adulthood, and the challenges of adult life. He covers everything from bullying and drugs to socialising, sex, negotiating relationships, and finding and keeping your first job.
Foreword. Tony Attwood.
2. Pitfalls of Adolescence and Beyond.
3. Work and Education.
5. Going Out and Staying In.
6. Drugs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
7. Sex and Relationships.
8. Growing Up.
9. Another Final and Positive Note.
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'Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome is one of my favorite books this year. Luke Jackson provides the reader with an in-depth understanding of many relevant issues regarding both Asperger's Syndrome as well as autism in general. This includes employment, bullying, sexuality, relationships, and much more. The autism community and society as a whole will benefit greatly from these much needed discussions.'
- Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D., Executive Director, Autism Research Institute (autism.com), San Diego, California
'With wisdom beyond his years and the mastery of an expressionist artist, Luke guides the reader through the rocky shoals of successful transition from adolescence to adulthood as a person on the autism spectrum. A straightforward, honest must read for anyone seeking greater understanding of the coming of age of the human soul, autistic or otherwise.'
- Stephen Mark Shore, Ed.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University
Luke Jackson is 26 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. He is the best-selling author of Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome, also published by JKP.