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Experiences of Adults Following an Autism Diagnosis

Authors: Hens, Kristien, Langenberg, Raymond

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  • Explores adult experiences of autism diagnosis
  • Discusses the positive and negative effects being diagnosed with autism can have on a persons life
  • Based on several in depth case studies of adults diagnosed with autism
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This book explores adult experiences of autism diagnosis. Focusing on the experiences of 21 interviewees, the structure of the book mirrors the seven stages undergone upon diagnosis, and raises important questions about modern society and the self, amidst this life-changing news. Analysing a broad range of empirical interview data including adults who had experiences of other diagnoses, and adults who seemed to function normally before their autism diagnosis, the authors use these stories to examine how autism diagnosis can be extremely important and helpful, but also generate a great deal of negativity.
Illuminating a range of testimonies that have previously been kept in the shadows, this book will not only appeal to students and scholars of autism in adults, but also to practitioners as well as adults who have been diagnosed with autism.

About the authors

Kristien Hens is Lecturer in Ethics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and also holds a research position at KU Leuven, Belgium. Her research interests centre around the ethics of psychiatric diagnosis, the models of biology in ethics, and ethics of genetics.

Raymond Langenberg is a trainer and management consultant for Diversity BVBA, of which he is also a co-owner. He is also a researcher for the independent think-tank Campus Gelbergen, where his research focuses on experiencing, surviving and living with diagnostic processes.



Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-97972-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experiences of Adults Following an Autism Diagnosis
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97973-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97973-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97972-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 155
Number of Illustrations
7 illustrations in colour
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