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The Hidden World of Asperger Syndrome

  • Authors
  • Lawrence¬†Osborne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Pages 1-35
  3. Pages 37-83
  4. Pages 85-110
  5. Pages 111-125
  6. Pages 127-150
  7. Pages 151-175
  8. Pages 177-204
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 205-224

About this book

Introduction

Asperger's has never been clearly defined, bordering autism on one side and high intelligence and verbal eccentricity on the other. The disease is a kind of cultural lightning rod. First, it's a condition onto which we project the very real and well-founded fears of social isolation inherent in mental illness. But also attached to it is a kind of admiration and envy and (among those who suffer from Asperger's) a kind of elitism, a sense of being one of the elect, in a world mainly peopled by neurotypicals.

Keywords

Biographie Rehabilitation Syndrom Syndrome autism diagnosis intelligence

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