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Preparing for Life : The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
by Jed Barker and Jed Baker


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Typically, ASD high school graduates are unprepared for the transition to independence. Early, ongoing training in the social skills crucial to establishing successful adult relationships--in college, vocational school, residential living, or on the job--can help.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Typically, ASD high school graduates are unprepared for the transition to independence. Early, ongoing training in the social skills crucial to establishing successful adult relationships--in college, vocational school, residential living, or on the job--can help. He also guides readers through the legal, financial, educational, vocational, and community resources available after graduation. The essence of the book lies in the 73 -Skill Lessons- targeting:

  • nonverbal communication
  • empathy
  • anger/anxiety management
  • conversational skills
  • employment-related skills

--which can be taught by parents, teachers, or professionals. This easy-to-follow resource offers a complete toolbox of social skills and the means to attain them.

Helpful chapters include:

  • Asperger's Syndrome, autism disorders, and the need for life skills training
  • The transition process and the law
  • College, Career and Residential Options Beyond High School: What parents can do to prepare their son or daughter (by Rick Blumberg,
  • Ph.D.)
  • Assessment of social skill needs
  • Skill instruction strategies: Individual, small group, self-instruction
  • Training peers to be more accepting of students on the spectrum
  • Skill Lessons

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781932565331
  • ISBN-10: 1932565337
  • Publisher: Future Horizons
  • Publish Date: December 2005
  • Page Count: 357
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-17
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.95 pounds


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Books > Self-Help > General
Books > Family & Relationships > Children with Special Needs
Books > Psychology > Psychopathology - Autism

 
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