Been There. Done That. Try This!: An Aspinaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Been There. Done That. Try This!: An Aspinaut's Guide to Life on Earth


Edited by Craig Evans, Edited by Anita Lesko, Edited by Tony Attwood

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  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 19mm | 531g
  • Publication date: 21 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849059640
  • ISBN 13: 9781849059640
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, colour plates
  • Sales rank: 33,309

Product description

The world's Aspie mentors pass on their insights for successful living! Temple Grandin, Anita Lesko, Liane Holliday Willey, Jennifer O'Toole and many others, offer words of wisdom on coping with key stressors such as self-esteem, employment, friendship, and love. Based on their personal experience, this book is choc full of advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that! Illustrated with artwork from Aspie artists showing how they visually interpret each stressor, each chapter also includes step-by-step suggestions for overcoming the issue at hand from Asperger's Syndrome expert Dr. Tony Attwood. Launching a mentorship movement within the autism community to help each other find success, this is an inspirational guide to life by Aspies for Aspies.

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Author information

Tony Attwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, with over 30 years of experience with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. He is currently adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University in Queensland. He is the best-selling author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome and Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Craig R. Evans is stepfather to a son with Asperger's Syndrome and is the founder of the online autism community Autism Hangout. Anita Lesko was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at the age of 50 and is the author of Asperger Syndrome: When Life Hands you Lemons.

Table of contents

Introduction. The 17 Stressors. 1. Overcoming Anxiety. 2. Overcoming Poor Self-Esteem. 3. Overcoming Depression. 4. Living with Meltdowns. 5. Making and Keeping Friends. 6. Getting and Keeping a Job. 7. Accepting and Working with Change. 8. Understanding and Expressing Emotions. 9. Living with Sensory Issues. 10. Living with Personal Management Issues. 11. Understanding and Succeeding with Intimacy, Dating, Sex and Marriage. 12. "Faking It". 13. Disclosing a Diagnosis. 14. Bullying. 15. Choosing a Career. 16. Improving Empathetic Attunement. 17. Should I be Tested for Asperger's? About the Aspie Mentors. Meet the Aspie Mentors. The Survey Demographics. The Survey Questionnaire. Resources.