Lunchbox/Soapbox: Jo Case: Asperger’s Syndrome: Identity or Illness?

Lunchbox/Soapbox: Jo Case: Asperger's Syndrome: Identity or Illness?

Articles and commentaries on Asperger’s Syndrome are rife with references to the ‘condition’, ‘sufferers’ and ‘disability’. But many people who live with an Asperger’s diagnosis – for themselves or their families – experience it as a difference, not a disability.

Jo Case, author of Boomer and Me: A Memoir of Motherhood, and Asperger’s tackles some myths head-on, and tries to untangle the knotty issues around Asperger’s, drawing on personal experience.

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Portrait of Jo Case

Jo Case

Jo Case is the Program Manager at Melbourne Writers Festival. Before this, she was the Wheeler Centre’s senior writer/editor. Her first book, Boomer and Me: A memoir of motherhood, and Asperger’s is published by Hardie Grant in Australia and the UK.

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