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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, much more. Based on years of personal experience, this book is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all ...
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Been There. Done That. Try This!: An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth

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Overview

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, 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 counter-productive 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 life-long reference for anyone on the spectrum - written by Aspies for Aspies.
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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. 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.
Jeanette Purkis has a Master's degree in Fine Arts from RMIT University and works for the Australian Public Service as a policy adviser. Jeanette recently received an Excellence Award from the CEO of her department for promoting inclusion and advocating for disability. She is a frequent speaker at autism conferences and she facilitates a support group for women on the autism spectrum. Jeanette has a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome. She lives in Canberra, Australia.
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.
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Table of Contents

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