What's the best self-help book for Aspies recommended?

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jonathandoors
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04 Jan 2007, 1:53 pm

What's the best self-help book for Aspies recommended? Hopefully one for adults, one that addresses and offers advice on how to better be intergrated in NT world and use your own strengths to be happy and socially satisfied?

Most books on Aspies seem to be about children. To kick off the discussion, I've been reading

Asperger's Answer Book: The Top 300 Questions Parents Ask (Answer Book) (Paperback)
by Susan Ashley

http://www.amazon.com/Aspergers-Answer- ... F8&s=books

but it mostly focuses on children, and many Aspie traits I had as a child, such as an obsession with dinosaurs and computers, I've outgrown.



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04 Jan 2007, 6:06 pm

Most of the stuff is supplyed by the Gov, and charitys, normaly books can't help the one's that are needed to be focused on as it takes a group of people to do the subject in question... but most of them can be helped by self help things think everything is on this site for adults - kids - parents yada yada...



http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1033

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly. ... p+material

America http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer

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Can The National Autistic Society advise me on the availability of specialist services in my country or my legal rights in asking for such help?



As a national, rather than international organisation, The National Autistic Society does not have the resources to collect detailed information on the availability of specialist services for people with autistic spectrum disorders in other parts of the world or peoples legal rights in asking for such help (Indeed it is a very hard job just keeping up to date with such issues with regard to the situation in Britain) However, we hold a list of all the other national autistic societies that we know of in other parts of the world who may be able to provide this kind of information and will be happy to let people know whether there is one operating in their country.

Can I obtain general information on autistic spectrum disorders from The National Autistic Society?


Yes, we are very happy to supply people in any part of the world with literature to explain more about autistic spectrum disorders.

If you would like to receive further information please visit the Enquiry Service area of the site. Alternatively, those directly effected by the condition such as parents or people who are themselves autistic could contact the Autism Helpline directly. Interested professionals should contact our Information Centre. Although we cannot advise on the availability of specialist services for people with autistic spectrum disorders in other parts of the world or their legal rights in asking for such help we will do our best to answer any more general questions on autism and methods of helping people with the condition.

Our Publications Catalogue contains details of a wide range of useful titles that can be ordered directly from us. Some people may also find it useful to join the NAS which will entitle them to receive our journal Communication, a useful means of keeping in touch with what is going on in the world of autism.

Note: if you send us an enquiry by email could you please include your surface mail address. In order to answer many of the questions put to us we need to send literature (not everything at our disposal is available on line) so including your surface mail address will save us the trouble of having to mail you back to ask for this and therefore speed up the time in which we can respond to your enquiry.

If you require further information please contact the NAS Autism Helpline
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06 Jan 2007, 12:09 pm

The only one I can think of right off is "Solutions for Adults with Asperger Syndrome" by Lovett. That one is obviously geared towards adults only. There is also one by Brian King "What to do When You're Totally Screwed". I haven't gotten that one yet but I want to. He also has his own website, he's wonderful.



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06 Jan 2007, 12:23 pm

I'll look into it. Have you read it and if so what do you think?



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06 Jan 2007, 12:26 pm

A really good book I found helpful is called 'Born On A Blue Day' by Daniel Tammett. Although he is a savant autustic he has aspergers syndrome aswell and he offers advice on.....well, how hard life can be for aspies sometime! It's well worth a check out. I think Daniel is 27.