Paperback: £15.99 / $24.95
2012, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-863-6, BIC 2: JNSG2
Many teenagers with Asperger's Syndrome leave school feeling unsure of how to take the next steps in their lives. Leaving the comforts of home and facing the unknown can be daunting, but with the right support and advice these young adults can adapt and enjoy their newly-acquired independence.
Filled with useful advice, easy-to-apply techniques, and insights from both the author's own experiences of Asperger's Syndrome and those of his students, this book is a practical guide for helping young adults on the spectrum achieve independence and learn life-long skills of self-knowledge, self-sufficiency, and self-advocacy. With chapters on social skills, handling finances, keeping healthy, and succeeding in higher education or first employment, Dr. McManmon provides the encouragement that any young Aspie needs to make the transition from an adolescent into a happy, confident and engaged adult.
This book will be essential reading for parents, young adults with Asperger's Syndrome, high-functioning autism or learning differences, and any professionals who work with them.
14 February 2012
"The book was a labor of love... The overriding message is that cognitive flexibility is the hallmark of a productive, happy and healthy young adult. All other growth is predicated upon being open to change and feedback and understanding who you are and accepting it."
July 10-13, 2013
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
with presentations by JKP authors:
Jennifer Cook O'Toole, presenting on 'Relentless Positivity (and a Little Bit of Coffee)'
Karla Helbert, presenting on 'Finding Your Own Way To Grieve: Supporting Those On The Spectrum In Grief and Loss'
Michael McManmon, presenting on 'I'm Ready For College But I Can't Find My Homework'
June Groden, presenting on 'The Importance Of Teaching Resilience'
Carol Gray, presenting on 'Social Stories: Breaking New Ground to Address Life's Most Challenging Topics'
Shana Nichols and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum, presenting on 'Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy To Address Emotional Well-Being In Youth With ASDs'
Don't forget to stop by the JKP booth, #110, to meet with our authors, browse a selection of our new and forthcoming titles and speak with a company representative!
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Dion E. Betts and Nancy J. Patrick
A Step-by-Step Curriculum for Early Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Lindsay Hilsen M.Ed, BCBA