As someone with Asperger Syndrome, Wendy Lawson knows all about the social difficulties that accompany the condition. Here she guides others on the autism spectrum through the confusing map of life, tackling the building bricks of social existence one by one. With insight and practical suggestions she looks at issues such as the concept of 'self' and 'other,' the difficulty of 'putting on a face' and how to deal with unwelcome changes, helping all those on the higher-functioning end of the autism spectrum, and those close to them, to get the best out of a world that is often perplexing.
About the Author Wendy Lawson overcame a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia to become a social worker and adult educator. Author of Life Behind Glass and Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, she lives in Victoria, Australia.