ASSN Parents & Carers Christmas Party and Book Launch for The Hidden Diffability: Discovering Aspergers
Please join us for our final ASSN function of the year. All welcome.
Dr Richard Eisenmajer, clinical psychologist, Director of the ASD Clinic and Patron of ASSN Victoria will officially launch Lyndel Kennedy's new book, The Hidden Diffability: Discovering Aspergers.
This much-needed Australian resource illuminates the journey families face when a loved one has Asperger Syndrome, from the turbulence of diagnosis to finding the right support, therapies and funding. Lyndel Kennedy has combined 15 in-depth interviews with personal and professional experience and extensive research in the first of a trilogy telling Australian stories of Asperger Syndrome. Easy to read and informative, it covers:
- Identifying the first signs
- Getting and sharing the diagnosis
- Current therapies and interventions
- Funding and support
- The positives of being an 'Aspie'
- Recommended reading and resources
- An extensive glossary
- Full diagnostic criteria including the new DSM 5
Dr Richard Eisenmajer has a long history of working with clients on the autism spectrum, and is an entertaining and informative speaker. His DVD Imagine Having Asperger Syndrome – A First Consultation is popular with parents, educators, health professionals and individuals with AS.
Lyndel Kennedy is a writer, researcher, editor and mother of three, including a teenager with Aspergers. She volunteers for ASSN Vic as parent support group facilitator and website curator.
Speeches will be kept short to allow time to relax and socialise with Richard, Lyndel and other members of the local Aspergers community. Lyndel’s book is available as a paperback or Kindle eBook at www.hiddendiffability.com, Amazon and specialist bookstores. Signed copies will be available for purchase.
DATE: Wednesday, 12th December 2012
TIME: 7.00—9.00 pm, including refreshments and finger food
VENUE: MS Society Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Road, Blackburn (Parking is available at the rear - enter off Solwood Lane). Melway 47 J10
COST: ■ free