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Launching Your Autistic Youth to Successful Adulthood

Launching Your Autistic Youth to Successful Adulthood

Everything You Need to Know About Promoting Independence and Planning for the Future

Katharina Manassis

Quick Overview

This book addresses the concerns parents of autistic teenagers may have as their child transitions to adult life. It explores specific aspects of adult life such as independence, employment and social life, and offers practical solutions for common transition-related challenges such as finding suitable living arrangements and financial planning.
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Paperback / softback
2020, 8.98in x 5.91in / 228mm x 150mm, 240pp
ISBN: 9781787753457
AU$39.99

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Description

The transition from high school to adulthood is one of the most challenging times for young people on the autism spectrum. What will happen when all their familiar teachers, educational assistants and friends disappear after graduation? Who will replace them in the adult world? How will they manage this drastic change?

Drawing on her experiences as the mother of a child on the autism spectrum and a child psychiatrist, Katharina Manassis shares common transition-related challenges and offers real solutions for each. The book helps parents and teens plan for every stage of the journey.

The book includes discussion of what a successful transition means and how to set realistic goals. It explores specific aspects of the transition such as employment, independence and social life, and looks at how to address long-term concerns such as living arrangements and financial support.

Reviews

'A wonderful guide to support youth with ASD in perhaps the most important transition in their life; into emerging adulthood. Full of practical ideas and words of wisdom.'
- Dr. Peter Szatmari, Chief, Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative, The Hospital for Sick Children, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health & University of Toronto

'An absolute "must read" not only for parents and families but for physicians and professionals as well who work with Autistic Youth. Dr Manassis offers a book that is easy to read as well as comprehensive and based on the latest research with multiple references. She addresses the challenging realities of the transition to adulthood in ASD offering pragmatic solutions that inspire and motivate the reader. I wholeheartedly recommend it!'
- Lila Amirali MD, MMgmt(IMHL), FRCPC, FAPA, Psychiatrist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Authors

By (author): Katharina Manassis