Filled with useful advice, easy-to-apply techniques, and insights from both the author's own experiences of Asperger's syndrome and those of his students, this book is a practical guide for helping young adults on the spectrum achieve independence and learn life-long skills of self-knowledge, self-sufficiency, and self-advocacy. With chapters on social skills, handling finances, keeping healthy, and succeeding in higher education or first employment, Dr. McManmon provides the encouragement that any young Aspie needs to make the transition from an adolescent into a happy, confident and engaged adult.
This book will be essential reading for parents, young adults with Asperger's syndrome, high-functioning autism or learning differences, and any professionals who work with them.
240 pages. 2012