If you only buy one book to improve your life this year, make it this one.
Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Stephen M. Shore, and many other Aspie mentors offer their personal guidance on coping with the daily stressors that Aspies have identified as being the most significant, in order of urgency: anxiety, self-esteem, change, meltdowns, depression, friendship, love, and much more. Based on years of personal experience, this book is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that!
World expert Dr. Tony Attwood rounds up each chapter with professional analysis and extensive recommendations. He includes essential information on destructive strategies that may look attractive, but that have counterproductive effects.
Including full color artwork from Aspie artists showing visually how they interpret each stressor, this is THE inspirational guide to life for young adults, the newly diagnosed, and as a lifelong reference for anyone on the spectrum--written by Aspies for Aspies.
"A truly marvelous book filled with practical help and solutions. This will be of great value to individuals with Asperger's and their family members!"--Fred R. Volkmar, MD, Irving B. Harris Professor, Director of Child Study Center at Yale University School of Medicine, Chief of Child Psychiatry at Yale New Haven Hospital, and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
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 Professor at Griffith University in Queensland.
Craig R. Evans is stepfather to a son with Asperger's syndrome and is the founder of the online autism community, Autism Hangout. He lives in Rosemount, Minnesota.
Anita Lesko received an MSc in anesthesia from Columbia University and works full time as an anesthesiologist. She was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at the age of 50 and she runs an Asperger's support group in her community. She is the author of Asperger Syndrome: When Life Hands you Lemons. She lives in Pensacola, Florida.
"Clear, concise, well-structured, and an easy read, Been There. Done That. Try This! is an accessible compendium of wisdom from Aspie forebears and the dedicated bridgekeepers who have empowered them. Non-preachy, warm, often funny, the host of positive role models offer up a vast range of healthy choices for a new generation. This collection addresses all the major issues facing Aspies today and is the long-awaited instruction manual gifting future generations of Aspies with the ideas, strategies, and understanding that will empower them in their own diverse journeys."--Donna Williams, author, artist, autism consultant, and public speaker
"The voices speaking in Been There. Done That. Try This! are the salve to heal the wounds of the aching soul, ending isolation while shining the light of introspective understanding to people with autism, by people with autism. It's lovely to see our voices as the experts while others who care so greatly for us serve the authors in a consultative role - as it should be."--Dena L. Gassner, MSW, Program Director of Center for Understanding, Board Member of GRASP, and Advisory Board Member of Autism Society of America
352 pages. 2014
352 pages. 2014