If you have been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, it will often help to bring meaning to the way your life has unfolded until now. Often just the process of understanding the condition we have can help to improve the quality of life. While a label is not a cure, it is something we can explain to friends and family in a way that they can understand.
There are several good blog posts on this site describing what is Aspergers Syndrome. However if you are looking for a greater understanding of the condition, there are a number of good books and resources we recommend.
The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome by Tony Attwood
This is an absolute must for any adult AS sufferer trying to understand their condition. An encylopedia of all things Aspergers’s combining a wide range of facts, research papers and Tonys own clinical experience. Tony’s 30 years experience of working with people shine through in the publishing of this book.
Solutions for Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome: Maximizing the Benefits, Minimizing the Drawbacks to Achieve Success by Julian Lovett
An easy to read book, It captures the main issues of an adult living with Aspergers Syndrome. Giving words of encouragement and real life examples, it goes into great details about how to understand and deal with many of the challenges in life such as dealing with relationships.
Aspergers Syndrome and Anxiety – A guide to successful Stress Management by Nick Dublin
It is very common for people with AS to suffer from Anxiety in a way that is unmanageable, this book gives helpful tips and solutions on how to deal with this level of anxiety. He brings in modern research on stress management techniques for individuals with Aspergers.
Aspergers Syndrome and Long Term Relationships by Ashley Stanford
This is more a book for the partners of Aspies but a very good one at that. Using her own experience of having a partner with Aspergers, Ashley provides answers to many of the issues of relationships that come with AS.
Other Free Aspergers Syndrome Resources For Adults
If you are looking for free aspergers syndrome resources, then we recommend the following websites
http://www.aspergerfoundation.org.uk/ - Aspergers Foundation – Information and research on Aspergers
http://www.aspiesforfreedom.com/ - Forum for Aspergers Syndrome
http://www.wrongplanet.net/ – An online community and forum for Autism and Aspergers