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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Freaks, Geeks and Aspergers Syndrome - Luke Jackson

Hi Everyone,

I have spent the past 2 days reading Freaks, Geeks and Aperger Syndrome- A User's Guide to Adolescence by Luke Jackson. It is a sensitive , intelligent and witty first hand account of what it is like to navigate through the world with an Aspergers mind.

It will be on my highly recommended list of books for parents to give to their children with Aspergers Syndrome and it would be a fantastic addition to a Middle Years College reading list.

The Teacher's TV video above follows up on Luke and his family three years after the book was written. I was saddened to see that due to bullying and the lack of understanding of teachers, Luke was not able to remain in the mainstream school system which makes me all the more determined to be part of the solution to that problem !

Click on the book cover to find a world wide link to purchase the book.


  1. I needed to see this video so badly, thank you! I've just finished Luke's book and wanted to see how he progressed from being that - what was it...13yrs??? :O) Very interesting for me as I'm just starting out on my journey with the AS son (6yrs). Thank you all again.

  2. You are very welcome.
    Please stay in touch : - )


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