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Books for Autistic Adults

Books for Autistic Adults

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  1. Asperger Syndrome and Employment

    Asperger Syndrome and Employment

    What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want

    Sarah Hendrickx

    Looking at expectations, motivations, working conditions and more, Hendrickx explores the reasons why work doesn't work for many people with Asperger Syndrome and how to resolve these issues. Featuring personal stories from those with AS, the book highlights successful scenarios and provides suggestions for employers and those in search of work. Learn More
    2008, 152pp
  2. From Anxiety to Meltdown

    From Anxiety to Meltdown

    How Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Anxiety, Experience Meltdowns, Manifest Tantrums, and How You Can Intervene Effectively

    Deborah Lipsky

    Drawing on her own experience and using examples to explain how autistic people think, the author distinguishes between meltdowns and tantrums, showing how each begins, and most importantly, how to identify triggers and prevent outbursts from happening in the first place. Practical and simple solutions to avoiding anxiety are offered throughout. Learn More
    2011, 240pp
  3. The Independent Woman's Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum

    The Independent Woman's Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum

    Robyn Steward

    This honest and personal account is filled with practical tips and strategies for living a safe and independent life as a young woman on the autistic spectrum. It covers common areas of difficulty such as friendships, relationships and sex, alcohol and drugs, money and employment, and staying safe out and about, at home and online. Learn More
    2013, 376pp
  4. Mindful Living with Asperger's Syndrome

    Mindful Living with Asperger's Syndrome

    Everyday Mindfulness Practices to Help You Tune in to the Present Moment

    Chris Mitchell

    Whether due to anxiety or the comfort of routine, people with Asperger's Syndrome often find that they go through life on autopilot. This book provides advice and step-by-step exercises for adopting a mindful way of living to overcome difficulties and become more present in the moment. Exercises include breathing, yoga stretches and meditations. Learn More
    2013, 128pp
  5. Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

    Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

    How Seeking a Diagnosis in Adulthood Can Change Your Life

    Philip Wylie

    Receiving an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis as an adult can be a difficult but liberating process. Full of useful information and personal insights, this book details the stages of late diagnosis, from self-identification to acceptance. It discusses mental health issues that can arise, supports that are available and strategies for the future. Learn More
    2014, 176pp
  6. Pretending to be Normal

    Pretending to be Normal

    Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Expanded Edition

    Liane Holliday Willey

    Updated edition of the bestselling story of a woman who, after years of self-doubt and self-denial, learned to embrace and appreciate her Asperger's syndrome traits. Liane Holliday Willey shares, with insight and warmth, the daily struggles and challenges that face many of those who have AS and charts her inspirational journey to self-acceptance. Learn More
    2014, 192pp
  7. Decoding Dating

    Decoding Dating

    A Guide to the Unwritten Social Rules of Dating for Men with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

    John Miller

    Decoding the complicated social etiquette of dating, this book is full of great advice for men with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) who want to get out on the dating scene. Offering practical guidance and words of warning, the book demystifies the more baffling aspects of dating and how to take the step from dating to a relationship. Learn More
    2014, 216pp
  8. Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships

    Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-Term Relationships

    Fully Revised and Updated with DSM-5® Criteria Second Edition

    Ashley Stanford

    Fully updated for DSM-5, the new edition of Ashley Stanford's bestselling book continues to offer invaluable relationship guidance to couples where one or both partners are on the autism spectrum. By exploring Asperger/ASD traits step-by-step, the book emphasizes the value of understanding and offers solutions that have worked for other couples. Learn More
    2014, 288pp
  9. From Here to Maternity

    From Here to Maternity

    Pregnancy and Motherhood on the Autism Spectrum

    Lana Grant

    Exploring the challenges of becoming a mother with autism, Lana Grant draws on her experience of pregnancy and motherhood before and after diagnosis to offer advice to other women and the professionals working with them. Her stories, humour and personal reactions to her experiences offer real insight into this aspect of life on the spectrum. Learn More
    2015, 200pp
  10. Older Adults and Autism Spectrum Conditions

    Older Adults and Autism Spectrum Conditions

    An Introduction and Guide

    Wenn Lawson. Foreword by Carol Povey

    Packed with practical advice, this is the first book to address the challenges facing older people with autism. With first-hand stories and drawing on the latest research, it will help to support older adults with autism through lifestyle changes as well as physical and sensory challenges post-retirement. Learn More
    2015, 208pp

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