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Finding a Different Kind of Normal: Misadventures with Asperger Syndrome
 

Finding a Different Kind of Normal: Misadventures with Asperger Syndrome (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

Foreword by Williams, Donna
By Purkis, Yenn

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Jeanette Purkis spent her early life reacting violently against her feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about her 'difference' from other people. She was unaware until well into adulthood that everything she found difficult, including her lack of success in forming rel...ationships, could be a result of having Asperger Syndrome. Used to being a misfit from a very young age, Jeanette found that being a member of a group in which she had a label - Jeanette the communist; Jeanette, enemy of the state; Jeanette the convict; Jeanette the drug addict - gave her a sense of order she could depend on, particularly in prison, where each day had a set routine and the inmates accepted her because of her rebel attitude. Finally diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of 20, the author only began to accept her diagnosis some years later when she felt for the first time that she might learn to cope with being herself. Jeanette's remarkable life and her journey towards finding a different kind of normal is compelling and inspiring reading for people with autism spectrum disorders, and those living or working with them.
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ISBN 9781843104162
Released NZ 15 Jan 2006
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781843104162
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Released 15 Jan 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) Foreword by Williams, Donna
By Purkis, Yenn
Category Biography & Autobiography: General
Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
Coping With Disability
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 158mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 9mm
Dewey Code 616.85880092
Weight 322g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Patients, Asperger's syndrome, Purkis, Jeannette
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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