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Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder): 325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies [NOOK Book]

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325 astute and practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies address the complex issues parents face during this crucial period of transition for their child with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder). The practical, bite-size suggestions focus on the vital importance of developing and nurturing an open and healthy relationship with your son or daughter. The easy-to-navigate format will suit busy parents wanting to locate advice to suit their particular needs. All the suggestions are designed to ...
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Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder): 325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies

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Overview

325 astute and practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies address the complex issues parents face during this crucial period of transition for their child with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder). The practical, bite-size suggestions focus on the vital importance of developing and nurturing an open and healthy relationship with your son or daughter. The easy-to-navigate format will suit busy parents wanting to locate advice to suit their particular needs. All the suggestions are designed to foster understanding and acceptance between family members and help the AS young person with common problem areas such as social vulnerability and peer relationships, self-esteem, anxiety and coping with change.

This will be an invaluable companion for parents, carers and family members of an adolescent or young adult with AS.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857005878
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 618,622
  • File size: 674 KB

Meet the Author

Brenda Boyd is the author of Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She holds a degree in law from Queens University, Belfast, and has previously worked as a solicitor with her own law practice. Her son Kenneth Hall is the author of Asperger Syndrome the Universe and Everything also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Following Kenneth's diagnosis at the age of nine, Brenda became increasingly involved with local autism charities. She has worked for the National Autistic Society and qualified as a Life Coach specialising in Asperger Syndrome. Today she works with her husband, singer songwriter Bap Kennedy. She has recorded an album of her own original songs and plays bass guitar in Bap's band. Brenda and Bap are co-patrons of Autism NI. Her website can be viewed at www.brendaboydkennedy.com.
Brenda Boyd holds a degree in law from Queens University, Belfast, and has previously worked as a solicitor with her own law practice. Her son Kenneth Hall is the author of Asperger Syndrome the Universe and Everything also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Following Kenneth's diagnosis at the age of nine, Brenda became increasingly involved with local autism charities. She has worked for the National Autistic Society and qualified as a Life Coach specialising in Asperger Syndrome. Today she works with her husband, singer songwriter Bap Kennedy. She has recorded an album of her own original songs and plays bass guitar in Bap’s band. Brenda and Bap are co-patrons of Autism NI. Her website can be viewed at www.brendaboydkennedy.com.
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Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Parents and Other Pivotal People. 2. Some Things Never Change. 3. Understanding Asperger Adolescence. 4. Key Insights. 5. The Best Approach. 6. Your Relationship with Your Son or Daughter. 7. Self Image. 8. Shaping Core Beliefs. 9. Communication that Works. 10. A Predictable World?. 11. The Problem with People. 12. Preparation for Adulthood. 13. When Things Go Off the Rails. Tip Finder: A List of All the Ideas, Tips and Strategies in Order as they Appear Throughout the Book.
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