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Asperger Syndrome in Adulthood
His research and publications focus on understanding the clinical and psychosocial needs of individuals with developmental disabilities, ASDs, and their families. He has published chapters and articles in the areas of ASDs and developmental disabilities and edited a Canadian volume on Asperger Syndrome.
He teaches graduate-level practice and program evaluation courses at the University of Toronto and speaks throughout North America. Stoddart consults to organizations for individuals with ASDs and developmental disabilities in the areas of program development and evaluation, and is a Consultant to Autism Society Canada. Burke first specialized in Autism Spectrum Disorders ASDs in the early s, and since then, has continued to work with children and adults who have ASDs and developmental disabilities.
In , she began working with children, youth and adults with Asperger Syndrome and other mild forms of ASDs. She has been previously employed by several agencies providing clinical services to individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and the agencies that support them.
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In her private practice, her primary activity is assessment of and consultation to individuals who have ASDs and in particular, Asperger Syndrome. As well as clinical work, she has carried out research and published extensively on the area of ASDs and developmental disabilities in adults. Robert King, MD, has worked, for over two decades, with multiple interdisciplinary teams, largely in rural underserved regions of Ontario, in supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders and mental health concerns.
King graduated with honors from the University of Toronto Medical School in He has since worked primarily in rural underserved areas of Ontario assisting in the development of innovative program designs, with a biopsychosocial perspective.
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Advertisement Hide. Download PDF. Stoddart, Lillian Burke, Robert King. Book Review First Online: 17 November Volkmar 1 Email author 1. Personalised recommendations. Essential reading for families and individuals affected by Asperger's Syndrome as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in contact with people with Asperger's Syndrome, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition.
Tony Attwood is one of the greatest resources in the Asperger world and this is said to be the Asperger's Syndrome bible so make sure you keep it on you shelf, even if you don't read it cover to cover.
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It has loads of great information. It presents a very readable but highly authoritative account based on Attwood's extensive clinical experience and a wealth of case studies, research and personal accounts Essential reading for parents and families as well as others coming into contact with individuals with AS -- Debate This is a comprehensive and thorough discussion of Asperger's. Atwood excels at making this text not only an easy read, but also a valuable reference.
The book is full of knowledge and true life stories of those affected by Aspergers. It has a very practical approach and will appeal to young people with Aspergers Syndrome, parents, carers and professionals alike.
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Understanding is helped by personal insights and practical strageties for those with AS and for carers too. For readers who do not have a lot of time there is a quick reference index to go straight to the aspect you want to know about first. Newcomers to the subject will find the glossary invaluable. If it whets your appetite there are 22 pages of refernces for further study and a section on further resources.
The Key points and strategies section at the end of each chapter in invaluable for finding that key piece of information you need without having to read the whole chapter. There is also a very useful frequently asked questions chapter and a section with useful resources for anyone wishing to find furter information on a particular aspect of AS, as well as literature and educational tools.
Does exactly what it state on the tin! It will also serve as a comfort for those people who have either been diagnosed with AS or have an inkling that they might be on the spectrum as it details not only the symptoms but also coping mechanisms. Personally speaking, this was a comfort to me because I fell that I am on the spectrum somewhere and it's enough for me, now, to understand that The language is never too technical, and has quotations from Hans Asperger who first diagnosed the condition as well as excerpts from Aspies themselves - which add another dimension to the book.
As a first step into the world of Aspergers Sundrome this is a perfect start. It has a whole list of resources at the back for people, should they wish to take their reading further, including a list of websites as well. An informative read, I can not recommend this book highly enough. Chances are it's answered in this comprehensive guide by Australian Tony Attwood.
Attwood has been studying, writing about and speaking about AS for many years, and has gained a reputation for being knowledgable, approachable, and practical in his advice and thoughts.
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