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Life at the edge and beyond : living with ADHD and Asperger syndrome
Greenman, Jan
Adult Nonfiction RJ506.H9 G74 2010

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ContentsPage
Acknowledgementsp. 9
Forewordp. 11
Introductionp. 13
Part I - 1991 to 2004p. 17
1 - A Very Good Place to Start: The Beginning: Luke's birthp. 19
2 - The Nightmare Begins: Luke's illnessp. 23
3 - Going for Broke: Vaccinations, MMR and eczemap. 32
4 - Savour the Moment: Luke's frantic behaviour, Abbi's birthp. 38
5 - Consequence, Cause and Effect: Luke's disasters, his lack of connectionp. 45
6 - Labelling of Luke: ADHD: Dr Murray and Luke's first labelp. 54
7 - Turn on the Light: Language Taken Literally: Language, literal and subtlep. 60
8 - Black and White: Extremes, sensitivities and pain: Ritalin and melatoninp. 70
9 - Labelling of Luke: Asperger Syndrome: Luke diagnoses himself with his second labelp. 78
10 - Siblings: Abbi's Chapter: Hammerhead Sunday and the fight to get helpp. 84
11 - Friend or Foe?: Helpful hints and support groupsp. 93
12 - Professionals: Just the Few: Consultants and Luke's third labelp. 104
13 - Sad, Mad but Not Bad: Eating, obsessive habits and temperp. 112
14 - Call Me Nigel: Luke's obsessionsp. 121
15 - Education, War and Peace: Luke's struggles and the fight to get him educatedp. 132
Part II - 2004p. 145
16 - The End...of Life at The Edge: The end of our family lifep. 147
Part III - 2005 to 2007p. 153
17 - Beyond The Edge: We become a family again, a different onep. 155
Part IV - 2007 to 2009p. 161
18 - Life at The Edge Becomes a Book!: Self-publishing, social services and meetingsp. 163
19 - Nigel Mansell, Pinstripes and Parliament: Luke meets his hero and works with our MPp. 170
20 - Dubai: Customs and Contraband: Luke's first and (hopefully) last attempt at smugglingp. 176
21 - Luke Tips over the Edge of Reason: Luke is expelled from school and attempts suicidep. 181
22 - Trust, Trystan and Public Speaking: Trystan Williams makes a public speaker out of Lukep. 189
23 - Keith Lemon Has the Last Word, Literally: Humour and its importance in our lives as Luke becomes a manp. 197


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