Autism, Adolescence, & Adulthood

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Raising teenage children can be challenging for any parent. The most exciting moments are intertwined with huge mental, emotional, and physical changes that can make life quite complex. And the challenge of loving and living with an adolescent, teen, or adult with special needs poses a unique set of those challenges. This easy-to-read guide-book is designed to give parents and caregivers of teenage autistic youth hope and a wealth of sound, usable information and insights that will help them guide their children ...
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Overview

Raising teenage children can be challenging for any parent. The most exciting moments are intertwined with huge mental, emotional, and physical changes that can make life quite complex. And the challenge of loving and living with an adolescent, teen, or adult with special needs poses a unique set of those challenges. This easy-to-read guide-book is designed to give parents and caregivers of teenage autistic youth hope and a wealth of sound, usable information and insights that will help them guide their children to adequate adult independence. It will also help them find the motivation, dedication, and persistence they need along the journey.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935245445
  • Publisher: Higherlife Development Service
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Pages: 132

Meet the Author

Co-founder and chief operating officer of Applied Behavior Center in Oviedo, FL, Bobbi Barber has over a decade of experience dedicated to serving children, adolescents, and adults with autism and related developmental disabilities. With a Masters in Mental Health Counseling and Behavior Analyst Board Certification, Bobbi has a unique set of skills and the hands-on experience that enable her to have the passion, desire, and creativity to equip parents and caregivers for a hopeful future.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Path to Purpose

Chapter 1 Finding Purpose 7

Chapter 2 Discovering Who We Are and What We Are Capable Of 15

Part 2 The Path to Planning

Chapter 3 Behavior What? 21

Chapter 4 Skills and Starting Points 37

Chapter 5 Keeping the Good Stuff Going and Stopping the Rest 55

Chapter 6 What's Standing in Your Way? 59

Part 3 The Path to Peace of Mind

Chapter 7 Creating a Plan for the Future 65

Chapter 8 Long-Term Managed Care 67

Conclusion—You Can Do It! 69

Appendix 73

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