Paperback: £15.99 / $25.95
2007, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-844-3, BIC 2: VFJD
Ann Boushéy's teenage son Jon was diagnosed with high-functioning autism in kindergarten. Having mastered the day-to-day challenges that parenting a young child with autism or Asperger's Syndrome pose, Talking Teenagers considers questions surrounding parenting across the spectrum during the teenage years.
Written out of her own experience, this inspirational book provides the information that will encourage other parents with teens on the autism spectrum. Covering everyday topics, from what to take on vacation and dealing with anger, to sex education and planning for the parents' own demise, Ann ends each chapter with thoughtful vignettes: "Chicken Nuggets for the Soul".
After reading this book, parents will come away with a sense of empowerment and feeling that they are not alone, while professionals will gain a valuable and compassionate insight into the world of parenting a teenager on the autism spectrum.
How To Be Yourself in a World That's Different: An Asperger Syndrome Study Guide for Adolescents
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Translated by Esther Sanders
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Illustrated by Dennis Dittrich