Autism in Adults

Autism in Adults

Dr Luke Beardon


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As seen on the BBC documentary, Inside Our Autistic Minds, with Chris Packham
If you've recently been diagnosed with ASD, or think you might be, or you are close to someone with ASD, one of the things you will like most about this book is the way in which it challenges the idea of autism as a 'disorder' or 'impairment'.

Instead, Dr Luke Beardon will help you to reframe what you feel, and challenge what you know, about being on the spectrum. He explains how autism impacts on the individual, and what purpose a diagnosis might - or might not - serve. There is a lot of myth-busting, and dismantling of the stereotypes and clichés around ASD and areas like communication, social interaction and relationships. Practical tips for undiagnosed adults will help you navigate things like school, work, study, parenthood and even to understand what happens when autistic people break the law.

Above all, this book is a celebration of what it means to be autistic - of the passion, honesty, humour, lack of ego, loyalty and trustworthiness that make you, or your loved one, such an amazing person.

This is an eBook edition and can be viewed online or downloaded to the John Murray Learning app via your account. Please note you will not be able to save files to your computer.


Dr Luke Beardon:
Dr Luke Beardon has been working in the field of autism for decades, in capacities ranging from practitioner to researcher to trainer to lecturer. His work has involved helping local authorities to develop services and good practice, coordinating and developing services and training for the National Autistic Society (NAS) and being part of a research team at Nottingham University. Presently, he is senior lecturer on autism at Sheffield Hallam University. He is the recipient of several teaching and achievement awards, has made media appearances on television, radio and in national print media, and has co-edited or authored several books on autism.