Am I Autistic? A Guide to Autism & Asperger’s Self-Diagnosis for Adults: Includes the Personal Journey of a Self-Diagnosed Autistic
Am I Autistic? A Guide to Autism & Asperger’s Self-Diagnosis for Adults (Print Edition) by Lydia Andal is the ground-breaking new guide for those who think they or their partner/friend/relative or work colleague might be autistic and would like to find out more. What others are saying about Am I Autistic? A Guide to Autism & Asperger’s Self-Diagnosis for Adults. “Love the first chapter in Andal’s book which describes all the undiagnosed autistic people who have good employment. You need to read the first chapter to see how people on the spectrum are contributing greatly to society.” – Temple Grandin, author ‘The Autistic Brain’ “Acquiring a professional diagnosis of autism is a highly complex procedure and this well researched book is one of the first of its kind in informing people of an alternative – the little known area of self-diagnosis for autistic adults. Lydia explains what autism really is, how to self-diagnose as well as the pros and cons of self-diagnosis with exceptional articulation. Highly recommended” – Michael Barton, author ‘It’s Raining Cats and Dogs: An Autism Spectrum Guide to the Confusing World of Idioms, Metaphors and Everyday Expressions’ “At last someone in the UK who has written a positive book about autism. Usually Potential Plus UK is on its own in asking for greater focus on the things autistic people CAN do and not just on what they can’t. Whilst Lydia’s own journey will, by its nature, be very personal to her, it will make readers think of autism in a different way. I will make sure I pass on details of ‘Am I Autistic’ to our staff, volunteers and in particular our members, many of whom recognise traits like this in themselves when they come to us about their children” – Denise Yates, Chief Executive, Potential Plus UK charity for high learning potential (gifted and talented) children and their families Is This Book For You? This is a guide to autism for adults who think they might be autistic and would like to learn more about autism and the road to self-diagnosis and/or formal diagnosis from the view of an autistic person. This is also a guide for the family members/partners/work colleagues and friends of adults who they suspect might be autistic or a ‘bit’ autistic. This Book Is For You If: – You think you might be autistic yet are reluctant to request a formal diagnosis or have been unable to get a referral for a formal diagnosis – You have already been diagnosed as autistic/asperger’s and want to learn more about autism from the view of an autistic person – You think your partner/family member/work colleague may be autistic What’s In The Book? Am I Autistic? A Guide to Autism & Asperger’s Self-Diagnosis for Adults is a step-by-step guide to self-diagnosis and includes information on ‘What is Autism?’, ‘A Guide to Autistic Traits’ and ‘A Guide to Online Autism Tests’ to help you identify if you are autistic. The guide also includes the personal journey of a self-diagnosed autistic, information on the formal diagnosis process in the UK & US for those interested in exploring the clinical route to diagnosis and an overview of the ‘Strengths & Challenges of Autism’ for those who identify as autistic after reading the guide. Important Notice: This guide has not been written by a medical practitioner. It has been written by an autistic journalist and author who has interviewed leading UK and US autism specialists and autistic advocates in order to provide an informative and balanced view of autism. Anyone seeking medical advice on autism diagnosis should seek advice from a medical practitioner.