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

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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By (author) Chantal Sicile-Kira, Foreword by PH D Temple Grandin

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  • Publisher: Perigee Books,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 268 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 20mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 21 January 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0399532366
  • ISBN 13: 9780399532368
  • Sales rank: 153,753

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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 depressionTreatments, therapies, and teaching strategiesTeaching skills to cope with puberty, self-care, and social skillsTeenage emotions, sexuality, appropriate relationships, and datingMiddle school, high school, and developing an Individual Educational ProgramPreparing for life after high school

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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.