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The Reason I Jump – Guest Review

Book Review of   “The Reason I Jump” By Naoki Higashida, Introduced by David Mitchell Translated by Keiko Mitchell, David C. Mitchell Publisher: Sceptre This is Naokis first book, written when he was 13 years old. I almost didn’t read

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Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 – Guest Review

Book Review of   “Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8” By Naoki Higashida, Introduced by David Mitchell Translated by David Mitchel and K A Yoshida Publisher: Sceptre; Unabridged edition edition (11 July 2017) First of all I have to

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Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults – Dream’s Perspective

Dream’s Thoughts on   “Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults” by Dr. Luke Beardon Published by Sheldon Press When Linda asked me if I could share my perspective, I happily agreed to review Luke’s latest book. Full disclosure: When I

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LA Cabina – Review

“La cabina” The Telephone Box (1972) La cabina (original title) 35min | Short Comedy, Horror | TV Short 13 December 1972 ‘LA Cabina’ is a 1972 Spanish Dark Comedy and Horror film about a man who gets stuck in a

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An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis – Review

Book Review of   “An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis” A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Gillan Drew Jessica Kingsley Publishers This book is interesting from the very beginning as Gillan gives a brief and honest summary of what

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The Autistic Brain – Review

Book Review of   “The Autistic Brain” – (Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed) By Dr. Temple Grandin & Richard Panek This book is a good combination of science and wisdom about living a good and productive life ‘on the

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In a Different Key – Review

Book Review of   “In a Different Key” by John Donvan and Caren Zucker   I really enjoyed this lengthy book which I would describe as complementary to ‘Neurotribes’ by Steve Silberman. It is very much a USA centred perspective

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Body Language by James Borg – Review

Book Review of   “Body Language” How to Read Others, Detect Deceit, and Convey the Right Message by James Borg Published by Skyhorse Publishing   To give some idea about the importance of body language in daily communication between neurotypicals

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Pretending to be Normal – Review

Book Review of “Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome” (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Expanded Edition by Liane Holliday Willey, Foreword by Tony Attwood Jessica Kingsley Publishers Whilst I had hoped to borrow this book from the PDSG, I am

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Body Language by Glenn Wilson – Review

Book Review of “Introducing Body Language” A Practical Guide by Glenn Wilson Publishers: Icon Books Ltd. Unfortunately I found this author’s approach to body language quite lightweight. On the positive side it is easy to read and on occasion quite

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Inside Out – A Family Review

A Family Review of the Film “Inside Out” Ashton I liked it when they got back to headquarters but I didn’t like it when Bing Bong faded away. I liked when sadness made Joy drag her around the library. I

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The Nine Degrees of Autism – Review

Book Review of “The Nine Degrees of Autism” A Developmental Model for the Alignment and Reconciliation of Hidden Neurological Conditions Edited by Philip Wylie, Wenn Lawson, Luke Beardon Publisher – Routledge ISBN-10: 113888717X This is a collection of essays by

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Temple Grandin (2010) – Review

“TEMPLE GRANDIN (2010)” Temple Grandin is probably the world’s most famous autistic person. The film takes you through the extraordinary challenges Temple and her mother faced. She didn’t begin to speak until she was 4 years old. Her mother was

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“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” – Review

Book Review of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (1 April 2004) ISBN-10: 0099450259 Christopher is a 15 year old maths genius who sets about solving the mystery of a

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Aspies on Mental Health – Review

Book Review of “Aspies on Mental Health” Speaking for Ourselves Edited by Luke Beardon and Dean Worton Jessica Kingsley Publishers ISBN: 978-1-84905-152-1 To the unknowing/neurotypical we Aspies may appear “odd” or “quirky”, but most of us fight daily battles (to

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Do Lemons Have Feathers? – Book Review

Book Review of “Do Lemons Have Feathers? More to Autism Than Meets The Eye” by David J Burns Jessica Kingsley Publishers I am not a fast reader and can easily be overwhelmed by a book, but not this one. David

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Zootropolis (2016) – Review

“ZOOTROPOLIS” Zootropolis was much better than what I thought! It was very funny, very amusing and I would highly recommend it as a family film and something to go and watch. Throughout the movie, it builds up a lot of

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Steve Silberman: “Neurotribes” (2016) – Review

Book Review of “Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently” by Steve Silberman Published by Allen and Unwin ISBN 9781760113643 I came to the subject of autism aged 53, around 26th November

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on Monday 6th November
at Liverpool One 6.30pm
The Next Axia ASDis 13th December 2017
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