Coming Out Asperger: Diagnosis, Disclosure and Self-Confidence

Coming Out Asperger Diagnosis Disclosure and Self Confidence Coming Out Asperger explores the complexity of diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome the drawbacks and benefits of disclosing a diagnosis of a hidden disability and how this impinges on self esteem The co

  • Title: Coming Out Asperger: Diagnosis, Disclosure and Self-Confidence
  • Author: Dinah Murray
  • ISBN: 9781843102403
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • Coming Out Asperger: Diagnosis, Disclosure and Self-Confidence

    Coming Out Asperger explores the complexity of diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome, the drawbacks and benefits of disclosing a diagnosis of a hidden disability, and how this impinges on self esteem The contributors include some of the best known and most exciting writers in the field of Asperger Syndrome AS today, and include individuals on the autism spectrum, parents anComing Out Asperger explores the complexity of diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome, the drawbacks and benefits of disclosing a diagnosis of a hidden disability, and how this impinges on self esteem The contributors include some of the best known and most exciting writers in the field of Asperger Syndrome AS today, and include individuals on the autism spectrum, parents and professionals The broad range of the chapters, which draw on anecdotal, professional and research based evidence, make this book a comprehensive and highly original consideration of the implications of an AS diagnosis.The ever difficult question of who to tell and when once a diagnosis has been confirmed is discussed in great depth Liane Holliday Willey and Stephen Shore examine the dynamics of disclosure, its risks and the possible effect on self confidence Jacqui Jackson looks at how a diagnosis impacts upon family life Tony Attwood provides a clinician s view of diagnosing adults, and Lynne Moxon, Wendy Lawson, Dora Georgiou and Jane Meyerding discuss adult issues surrounding disclosure, including how to deal with relationships and sexuality, and disclosure in the workplace, as well as social and disability issues.A unique and fascinating insight into the important issue of diagnosis disclosure, this book is an essential guide for people with AS, parents, teachers, professionals and all those who have ever felt confused about revealing a personal issue.

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    One thought on “Coming Out Asperger: Diagnosis, Disclosure and Self-Confidence

    1. Andrea Hickman Walker

      This is one of those academic style books, that has a variety of papers/articles, though it doesn't seem to be aimed at an academic audience. Being fairly academic myself, I appreciate the format because it enables me to get a variety of opinions and perspectives on this issue.Of course, the majority of viewpoints seem to be starting from the worst-possible outcome as a result of disclosure and there doesn't seem to be terribly much attention paid to the middle-ground. I think that the ones who [...]

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