Asperger's on the inside / Michelle Vines.
By: Vines, Michelle.Publisher: Katy, TX : Grey Gecko Press, 2016Copyright date: 2016Edition: First edition.Description: 299 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781938821943.Subject(s): ASPERGER SYNDROME | AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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Includes bibliographical references (page 292).
Introduction. - Letter to a fellow Aspie. - Look at me, trying to write! - Reflecting on my childhood. - The name of the book. - Delayed emotional responses. - Senior school. - Aspergers syndrome and gender identity. - AS on fashion and shopping. - What is "wrong" with me? - University. - Aspergers and memory. - Sensory overstimulation. - My first full time job. - "Safe" versus "unsafe" people. - Aspergers and empathy. - Black and white morals. - My second full time job. - Kindness and understanding on the spectrum. - Being "gifted". - My third full time job. - Aspergers and bullying. - Do Aspies lie? - Aspergers and imagination. - Neurotypical insincerity. - Being melodramatic or overly intense. - Life after full time work: my experiences in childcare. - Female versus male diagnosis. - Stimming. - Life in Melbourne. - Aspergers and being lonely. - What is Aspergers syndrome? - Moving to Houston, Texas. - Doing things and doing them "right". - Being diagnosed with Aspergers. - Areas I have difficulty with. - Life in Houston. - Misunderstanding and causing offense. - Difficulty snapping in and out of tasks. - Acting the NT part and feeling "fake". Telling your child they have Aspergers. - Telling others about my Aspergers. - The similarities between having Aspergers and being LGBT. - Meeting other Aspies. - Aspie humour. - Advice for parents. - Knowing if you are an Aspie. - What next for me? - Appendix One: The autistic brain. - Appendix Two: Questions an Aspie might answer yes to or agree with.
Asperger's on the Inside is an acutely honest and often highly entertaining memoir by Michelle Vines about life with Asperger's Syndrome. The book follows Michelle in exploring her past and takes the reader with her on her journey to receiving and accepting her diagnosis. Instead of rehashing widely available Asperger's information, Michelle focuses on discussing the thoughts, feelings and ideas that go along with being an Aspie, giving us a rare peek into what it really feels like to be a person on the spectrum. A must read for all those who enjoy deep personal stories or have a loved one on the spectrum that they wish to understand better.