Luke Jackson (author)
18 August 1988 |
|Period||2002 – present|
Luke Christopher Jackson (born 18 August 1988) is the author of Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence, a book penned from first-hand experience about his life with Asperger syndrome.
Jackson has three sisters and three brothers. One of his brothers, Joe, has AD/HD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), and another brother, Ben, has autism. The family were featured in a documentary on BBC2 (UK television) discussed on the BBC website.
In his book Crystalline Lifetime: Fragments of Asperger Syndrome, Jackson says he left school at 14 “after completely having had enough”, although he has “tried college” since. As of 2006, he is playing in a band.
Jackson also recorded a column for BBC Radio 4's program Home Truths.
- A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet for Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD (2001) ISBN 978-1-84310-055-3
- Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence (2002) Foreword by Tony Attwood # ISBN 1-84310-098-3 # ISBN 978-1-84310-098-0
- Crystalline Lifetime: Fragments of Asperger Syndrome (2006) ISBN 978-1-84310-443-8
- Asperger Syndrome in the Adolescent Years (2003) Edited by Liane Holliday Willey, Foreword by Luke Jackson, ISBN 978-1-84310-742-2 (aka Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence: Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between)
- Multicoloured Mayhem: Parenting the Many Shades of Adolescence, Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD (2003) by Jacqui Jackson, ISBN 1-84310-171-8
- Luke Jackson Autism Consultancy website, with personal blog and book and conference details
- Luke Jackson at website of publisher Jessica Kingsley
- Luke Jackson explains why his autism is "a gift" (BBC News)
- Luke Jackson Famous people with Asperger Syndrome