In many respects, Asperger Syndrome (AS) has a more negative image than it deserves, and often this is because of the challenge it represents to other people. In this book, Brenda Boyd challenges negative perceptions of AS and shows that, in the right circumstances and with the right attitude, a diagnosis of Aspergers can be viewed as a positive experience.Exploring 300 different characteristics of AS, Boyd acknowledges the negative perceptions of these characteristics but goes on to advocate the large number of advantages to the Aspergers way of thinking for individuals with AS, those around them and society as a whole. For every negative, Boyd proves there are many more positives. From their refreshing honesty to their originality and potential to become leaders rather than followers, people with AS have many admirable personality traits. Boyd argues that, by adjusting our perceptions of what is 'normal' and embracing diversity, AS can genuinely be understood, accepted and appreciated." Appreciating Asperger Syndrome" is an insightful celebration of AS which should be read by anyone who knows or works professionally with individuals with AS, and anyone with an interest in the subject.