'Recently the phrase 'Asperger Syndrome' became part of my vocabulary. It explains all the things my psychologist could not.'
What makes the Asperger child immerse himself in such things as Doctor Who and The Incredible Hulk? In this honest and entertaining autobiographical account, Will Hadcroft links his obsessive TV series fixations to eventually being diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. He describes drawing comfort from identifying himself with heroic individuals or fictional characters, and the liberating effect of an accurate diagnosis for someone who felt 'out of place' and didn't know why.
This original and highly readable book offers a fresh insight into the experience of feeling unmutual', or misunderstood and how this can result in bullying at school and in the workplace, escalating into social phobia, paranoia and obsessive behaviour. It amply illustrates some of the more subtle expressions of the Asperger condition and provides an accessible introduction to those new to AS.
"'Recently the phrase "Asperger Syndrome" became part of my vocabulary. It explains all the things my psychologist could not.' - Will Hadcroft"
|A Day at the Office (with Asperger Syndrome)||p. 9|
|A Slight Cerebral Pause, 1970-74||p. 19|
|Steve Austin, Jaime Sommers, David Banner, Blake's Seven, the Doctor and Me (Oh, and Primary School), 1974-80||p. 25|
|Birth of an Obsession, 1980-81||p. 47|
|"I Hope It's Not Like Grange Hill", 1981-82||p. 53|
|"William's a Bit Slow", 1982-83||p. 67|
|"Why are you Weird?", 1983-86||p. 88|
|The Real World, 1986-87||p. 120|
|The Vomit of a Tormented Soul, 1988-90||p. 130|
|Simple Babylon, 1991-92||p. 153|
|Carol Catherine - The Making of Me, 1993-95||p. 171|
|Introducing Will Hadcroft, 1995-97||p. 188|
|Pursuing the Dream, 1997-2002||p. 202|
|Anne Droyd and Century Lodge: The Dream Come True||p. 223|
|The Pieces Fall into Place, 2003||p. 226|
|Diagnostic Criteria for Hadcroft Syndrome||p. 232|
|Websites Devoted to My "Specialist Subjects"||p. 234|
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Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th September 2004
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.8 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.39