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Life Behind Glass

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Wendy Lawson has an autism spectrum disorder. Considered to be intellectually disabled and "almost incapable of doing as she is told" at school, she was later misdiagnosed as schizophrenic - a label that stuck with her for more than 25 years. Her sense of self was then non-existent, but Wendy is now a mother of four with two university degrees; she is a social worker and adult educator, and operates her own business. She is also a poet and writer, sharing her understanding of autism with others to help "build a bridge ...from my world to theirs". This book is part of that bridge.

About the author:

Wendy Lawson is a mother of four who after years of misdiagnosis was finally diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in 1994. Her youngest son was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of 12. Wendy has had an eventful and at times traumatic life and has worked as a qualified counsellor, social worker and psychologist in private practise for many years. She is a PhD student with Deakin University, Warrnambool, Australia and the author of six books, including Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism, Build Your Own Life: A Self-help Guide for Individuals With Asperger’s Syndrome, Sex, Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum, ASPoetry: Illustrated Poems from an Aspie Life and Friendships: The Aspie Way, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


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