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Asperger's Syndrome and Jail

A Survival Guide

Will Attwood



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Jessica Kingsley Publishers
21 September 2018
Will Attwood was finishing a three-year sentence in prison when he was formally diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome for the first time. After his diagnosis he recognised just how much it had been affecting his life behind bars.

This book is a practical advice guide for people with autism who have been sentenced to time in prison. Will shares his first-hand knowledge of what to expect and how to behave within the penal system. He sheds light on topics that are important for people with autism, answering questions such as: How should you act with inmates and guards? How do you avoid trouble? What about a prison's environmental stimuli may cause you anxiety?

His thoughtful, measured writing debunks rumours about daily life in prison, and the useful tips and observations he offers will help anyone with autism prepare for the realities of spending time incarcerated, and be enormously helpful to those working with offenders on the autism spectrum.
By:   Will Attwood
Imprint:   Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 164mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   374g
ISBN:   9781785923715
ISBN 10:   1785923714
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   21 September 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Will Attwood was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome during a three-year sentence in prison, and has written this book to help people with Asperger's cope with prison, and to provide better understanding for the professionals who work with them.

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