Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome

Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence is a non-fiction book about Asperger syndrome published in 2003. The then 13-year-old author, Luke Jackson, has Asperger syndrome himself. Jackson wrote the book because he felt there was not enough useful information on the Internet about the subject.[1]

Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence
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AuthorLuke Jackson
CountryEngland
LanguageEnglish
SubjectAsperger Syndrome
GenreNon-fiction
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date
15 August 2002
Media typePaperback
Pages224
ISBN978-1-84310-098-0
Followed byCrystalline Lifetime: Fragments of Asperger Syndrome 

Jackson is the son of fellow writer Jacqui Jackson, and most of his siblings have similar difficulties.[2]

ReceptionEdit

David Worling of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry said that the book is filled with valuable information and is useful to have in a clinical library.[3]

The book received first place in Times Educational Supplement awards in 2003 for special educational needs books.[4]

Other works and sequelEdit

About the same time as Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome, Jackson wrote A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet: For Autism, Asperger Syndrome and ADHD.[5]

Jackson has written a column on the BBC's ouch!.. it's a disability thing.[6]

In 2016, Jackson wrote a sequel to Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome, Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome (ASD): A User Guide to Adulthood.[7]

Jackson has written a poetry book titled Crystalline Lifetime: Fragments of Asperger's Syndrome, (2006).[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bilingual book tackles Asperger's". BBC News. 6 June 2005.
  2. ^ Kamlyn Haynes, Jeffrey Geller (1 November 2004). "Book Reviews: Personal Accounts: Asperger Syndrome". Psychiatric Services.
  3. ^ David Worling (2005). "Freaks, Geeks, & Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence". Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 14 (3): 85. PMC 2542912.
  4. ^ Geraldine Brennan (24 October 2003). "Everyone is good at something". TES-Newspaper.
  5. ^ A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet: For Autism, Asperger Syndrome and ADHD published February, 2002 www.amazon.co.uk, accessed 21 December 2019
  6. ^ "Ouch! Columnists, back to school". bbc.co.uk. 10 November 2007. Archived from the original on 28 March 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2007.
  7. ^ Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome (ASD): A User Guide to Adulthood Paperback – 19 Jan 2017 www.amazon.co.uk, accessed 21 December 2019
  8. ^ Crystalline Lifetime: Fragments of Asperger Syndrome Paperback – 15 Jun 2006 www.amazon.co.uk, accessed 21 December 2019

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