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Adolescents on the autism spectrum

SICILE-KIRA, Chantal

2007    269 Pages    (Vermillion)

ISBN 13: 9780091912963   

Adolescence can be a difficult time for everyone, but for parents of teens on the autism spectrum it's particularly nerve-wracking. Parents must learn to protect their children from the dangers of an environment that is not always understanding of their disease while also providing them with the skills and support they need to live as independent a life as possible. ‘Adolescents on the autism spectrum’ offers strategies for helping children, whatever their ability level, through [...]

Adolescence can be a difficult time for everyone, but for parents of teens on the autism spectrum it's particularly nerve-wracking. Parents must learn to protect their children from the dangers of an environment that is not always understanding of their disease while also providing them with the skills and support they need to live as independent a life as possible. ‘Adolescents on the autism spectrum’ offers strategies for helping children, whatever their ability level, through the changes of the teenage years and prepares them for adulthood. Using clear examples, practical advice, and supportive insights, it covers how to help teenagers understand puberty and hygiene; the specific health risks of adolescence such as seizures and depression; preparing for life after secondary school; and teenage emotions, sexuality, appropriate relationships and dating. [less]

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Asperger social guide: how to relate with confidence to anyone in any social situation as an adult with Asperger's syndrome, The

EDMONDS, Genevieve and WORTON, Dean

2006    111 Pages    (Paul Chapman Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781412920247   

‘The Asperger social guide’ is self-help manual for adults with Asperger syndrome exploring the social world. Based on their personal experiences, they know what people with Asperger syndrome need to know and write in a clear and engaging style.

‘The Asperger social guide’ is self-help manual for adults with Asperger syndrome exploring the social world. Based on their personal experiences, they know what people with Asperger syndrome need to know and write in a clear and engaging style. [less]

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Asperger syndrome and employment (Adults speak out about Asperger syndrome series)

EDMONDS, Genevieve and BEARDON, Luke [eds.]

2008    176 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781843106487   

Employment is an important part of a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life but less than 20 per cent of people with Asperger syndrome (AS) are in work at any one time. The adults with AS in this book explore the issues surrounding employment, providing advice and insights for others with AS, as well as their employers and colleagues. Drawing on personal experience and lessons learned, ‘Asperger syndrome and employment’ looks at: the transition from education to employment; the importance of [...]

Employment is an important part of a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life but less than 20 per cent of people with Asperger syndrome (AS) are in work at any one time. The adults with AS in this book explore the issues surrounding employment, providing advice and insights for others with AS, as well as their employers and colleagues. Drawing on personal experience and lessons learned, ‘Asperger syndrome and employment’ looks at: the transition from education to employment; the importance of matching skills to career choices; practical coping strategies for employees with AS in the workplace; advice for employers, including the need to make 'reasonable adjustments' to avoid discrimination; and, ways in which employment services ought to work for people with AS. This is essential reading for adults with AS, their family and friends, employment services and career advisers, and companies needing to know how, in practical terms, to accommodate employees with AS. [less]

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Been there. Done that. Try this!: an Aspie's guide to life on Earth (Eds.)

ATTWOOD, Tony, EVANS, Craig R. and LESKO, Anita

2014    335 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781849059640   

The world's Aspie mentors pass on their insights for successful living! Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Stephen M. Shore, and many others, offer words of wisdom on coping with daily stressors such as self-esteem, employment, friendship, and love. Based on their personal experience, this book is chock full of advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that! Each chapter ends with recommendations for overcoming the issue at hand from Asperger syndrome expert Dr [...]

The world's Aspie mentors pass on their insights for successful living! Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Stephen M. Shore, and many others, offer words of wisdom on coping with daily stressors such as self-esteem, employment, friendship, and love. Based on their personal experience, this book is chock full of advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that! Each chapter ends with recommendations for overcoming the issue at hand from Asperger syndrome expert Dr. Tony Attwood and the book also includes evocative artwork from Aspie artists showing how they visually interpret each stressor. Launching a mentorship movement within the autism community to help each other find success, this is an inspirational guide to life by Aspies for Aspies. [less]

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From like to love for young people with Asperger's syndrome (autism spectrum disorder): learning how to express and enjoy affection with family and friends

ATTWOOD, Tony and GARNETT, Michelle

2013    176 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781849054362   

If your child rarely shows you that he or she loves you, it can be profoundly distressing. This is the experience of many parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and most fear that it reflects the truth. In fact the truth has generally more to do with the difficulty that young people with an ASD have in communicating like or love for someone physically and verbally. They may not know how to go about expressing themselves in these ways, or understand that family members and [...]

If your child rarely shows you that he or she loves you, it can be profoundly distressing. This is the experience of many parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and most fear that it reflects the truth. In fact the truth has generally more to do with the difficulty that young people with an ASD have in communicating like or love for someone physically and verbally. They may not know how to go about expressing themselves in these ways, or understand that family members and friends can find the absence of demonstrative affection upsetting. This book, by world leading experts Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett, addresses this issue in practical terms. They provide carefully designed activities for parents to work through with their children to help them to understand and express affection. Their child will learn to identify his or her own and others' comfort and enjoyment range for gestures, actions and words of affection and the different ways to express feelings for someone, appropriate to each relationship and situation. The activities are simple, straightforward, and very carefully structured, so that they can be undertaken at the pace that works for the individual family. The book also guides the adult through the challenges faced by the child, leading to greater understanding and confidence in their relationship with their child, and increased ability to nurture the child's ability to form engaged relationships and friendships with others. Readers of Tony Attwood's previous books will recognise his warm, positive and empowering approach. The book will be a transformative resource for parents and family worried about their child's emotional life. [less]

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Growing up on the spectrum: a guide to life, love, and learning for teens and young adults with autism and Asperger's

KOEGEL, Lynn Kern and LaZEBNIK, Claire

2009    390 Pages    (Penguin)

ISBN 13: 9780143116660   

At the renowned Koegel Autism Research Center in Santa Barbara, Lynn Koegel regularly helps parents tackle these issues every day. Like the acclaimed Overcoming Autism, Growing up on the spectrum integrates Koegel’s strategies and interventions with the questions and concerns of Claire La Zebnik, a writer and the parent of a teenager with autism. Additional pieces by LaZebnik’s sixteen-year old son Andrew offer a unique first-person perspective.

At the renowned Koegel Autism Research Center in Santa Barbara, Lynn Koegel regularly helps parents tackle these issues every day. Like the acclaimed Overcoming Autism, Growing up on the spectrum integrates Koegel’s strategies and interventions with the questions and concerns of Claire La Zebnik, a writer and the parent of a teenager with autism. Additional pieces by LaZebnik’s sixteen-year old son Andrew offer a unique first-person perspective. [less]

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I think I might be autistic: a guide to autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and self-discovery for adults

KIM, Cynthia

2013    110 Pages    (Narrow Gauge)

ISBN 13: 9780989597111   

What if instead of being weird, shy, geeky or introverted, your brain is wired differently? For adults with undiagnosed autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there is often an “aha!” moment – when you realise that ASD just might be the explanation for why you’ve always felt so different. This book addresses the many questions which follow. What do the symptoms of ASD look like in adults? Is getting a diagnosis worth it? What does an assessment consist of and how can you prepare for it? Cynthia [...]

What if instead of being weird, shy, geeky or introverted, your brain is wired differently? For adults with undiagnosed autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there is often an “aha!” moment – when you realise that ASD just might be the explanation for why you’ve always felt so different. This book addresses the many questions which follow. What do the symptoms of ASD look like in adults? Is getting a diagnosis worth it? What does an assessment consist of and how can you prepare for it? Cynthia Kim shares the information, insights, tips, suggestions and resources she gathered as part of her own journey from “aha!” to finally being diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in her forties. This concise guide also addresses important aspects of living with ASD as a late-diagnosed adult, including coping with the emotional impact of discovering that you’re autistic and deciding who to share your diagnosis with and how. [less]

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Sex, drugs and Asperger's syndrome (ASD): a user guide to adulthood

JACKSON, Luke

2016    204 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781849056458   

Luke Jackson's unabridged and sparkling sequel to his best-selling user guide to adolescence Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome is the must-read handbook for teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum. With devastating clarity, Luke focuses on the pitfalls involved in navigating the transition to adulthood, and the challenges of adult life. He covers everything from bullying and drugs to socialising, sex, negotiating relationships, and finding and keeping your first job.

Luke Jackson's unabridged and sparkling sequel to his best-selling user guide to adolescence Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome is the must-read handbook for teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum. With devastating clarity, Luke focuses on the pitfalls involved in navigating the transition to adulthood, and the challenges of adult life. He covers everything from bullying and drugs to socialising, sex, negotiating relationships, and finding and keeping your first job. [less]

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Social and life skills menu: a skill building workbook for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, The

BARBER, Karra M.

2011    333 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781849058612   

During adolescence social development and social status among peers is of crucial importance. For teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) social interaction does not come naturally and often needs to be carefully learned. This workbook provides guided strategies to help those with ASD engage and connect with other people at home, school, work, social gatherings and in the community. Using a restaurant menu as a template, this book guides readers through each step of a conversation with [...]

During adolescence social development and social status among peers is of crucial importance. For teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) social interaction does not come naturally and often needs to be carefully learned. This workbook provides guided strategies to help those with ASD engage and connect with other people at home, school, work, social gatherings and in the community. Using a restaurant menu as a template, this book guides readers through each step of a conversation with starter statements to initiate conversation, main course topics to convey the purpose of the interaction, and treats that bring the exchange to a close. Packed with questionnaires, discussion logs and hypothetical social scenarios, this workbook encourages students to think through their responses and consider the consequences of what they say and how others might react. By practicing these easy techniques and completing a series of everyday social tasks, students can improve self-awareness, increase self-confidence and build on their daily life skills. This book will be a life-changing tool for all teenagers and young adults with social cognitive disorders, as well as their parents and the teachers and other professionals who work with them. [less]

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Social skills for teenagers and adults with Asperger syndrome: a practical guide to day-to-day life

PATRICK, Nancy J.

2008    208 Pages    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781843108764   

This resource provides practical strategies for helping teenagers and adults with Asperger syndrome to navigate social skills, friendships and relationships at home and in the community. The author offers advice and useful strategies for tackling day-to-day problems such as visits to the dentist or the doctor, searching for a job, sorting out personal finances, going on vacation, and dealing with public transport, as well as more intimate topics such as dating and acquiring and maintaining [...]

This resource provides practical strategies for helping teenagers and adults with Asperger syndrome to navigate social skills, friendships and relationships at home and in the community. The author offers advice and useful strategies for tackling day-to-day problems such as visits to the dentist or the doctor, searching for a job, sorting out personal finances, going on vacation, and dealing with public transport, as well as more intimate topics such as dating and acquiring and maintaining friendships. The chapters are structured around real-life scenarios and the challenges they present, followed by step-by-step solutions and suggestions. A final section provides a set of practical self-help tools, which encourage the reader to note down answers to the questions posed and record personal reflections. This accessible guide will be essential reading for teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome and their families, teachers, therapists, counsellors, carers, social and health work professionals. [less]

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