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

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ISBN-10: 0399532366

ISBN-13: 9780399532368

Edition: 2006

Authors: Chantal Sicile-Kira, Temple Grandin

List price: $15.95
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Chantal Sicile-Kirais an autism advocate and award-winning author of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, and Autism Life Skills. Sicile-Kira lives in California with her family, who has been featured in the MTV documentary "True Life" series and the Newsweek cover stor "Growing Up with Autism".

Temple Grandin was born August 29, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a bestselling author, doctor and professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, and leader of both the animal welfare and autism advocacy movements. Grandin was diagnosed with autism in 1950. She was immediately placed in a structured nursery, had speech therapy, and had a nanny spend hours playing turn-based games with her. At the age of four, she began talking and her progress continued. In 1970, Grandin received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire. She received her master's degree in animal science from Arizona State University in 1975, and in 1989,…    

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Author's Note
Introduction
Autism Spectrum Disorders and How They Affect Adolescents
Family Life: The Teenager at Home
What Every Teenager Needs to Know About Puberty and Hygiene, Grooming and Dressing, and Sexuality
The Middle and High School Years
Transition Planning: Preparing for Life After High School
Therapies, Treatments, and Strategies to Help Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
Closing Comments
Bibliography
Index
About the Author