Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent's Guide to the Cognitive, Social, Physical and Transition Needs of Teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Penguin, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 268 pages
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From the award-winning author of Autism Spectrum Disorders, comes Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, a complete guide to the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of preteens and teenagers with autistic disorders, ranging from the relatively mild Asperger's Syndrome to more severe ability impairment. Using clear examples, practical advice, and supportive insights, this book covers:

  • Health risks such as seizures and depression
  • Treatments, therapies, and teaching strategies
  • Teaching skills to cope with puberty, self-care, and social skills
  • Teenage emotions, sexuality, appropriate relationships, and dating
  • Middle school, high school, and developing an Individual Educational Program
  • Preparing for life after high school
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Autism Spectrum Disorders and How They Affect Adolescents
5
Family Life The Teenager at Home
47
What Every Teenager Needs to Know About Puberty and Hygiene Grooming and Dressing and Sexuality
81
The Middle and High School Years
113
Transition Planning Preparing for Life After High School
155
Therapies Treatments and Strategies to Help Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
189
Closing Comments
239
Bibliography
243
Index
257
About the Author
269
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About the author (2006)

Chantal Sicile-Kira, author of Autism Spectrum Disorders, is a national speaker and advocate who has been involved with autism spectrum disorders for nearly 20 years, first as a professional and then as a parent. She currently hosts a weekly radio show, "The Real World of Autism with Chantal," on Autism One Radio. Her company, Autism Making a Difference, Inc., provides workshops and training materials.

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