The Aspie Teen's Survival Guide: Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, from a Young Man with Asperger's Syndrome [NOOK Book]

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The teenage years are a time when being social is the #1 priority for kids. But for kids with Asperger's, who have acute social challenges, these years can be the most difficult, confusing time in their lives.

Enter J. D. Kraus, a young man who has been there, done that! He offers practical advice to his peers so they can get the most out of middle school and high school, ...
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The Aspie Teen's Survival Guide: Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, from a Young Man with Asperger's Syndrome

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Overview

The teenage years are a time when being social is the #1 priority for kids. But for kids with Asperger's, who have acute social challenges, these years can be the most difficult, confusing time in their lives.

Enter J. D. Kraus, a young man who has been there, done that! He offers practical advice to his peers so they can get the most out of middle school and high school, both academically and socially.

From sensory sensitivity to awkwardness, dating to driving, he tackles it all! Parents and teachers will love seeing life through J. D.'s eyes, plus "Notes to Parents" sections offer great advice for caregivers and educators alike.

Inside you'll find chapters on:
Organization and School
Transitioning
Sensory Sensitivity
Motor Skills and Awkwardness
Stress-Management
Bullying
Socializing and Friendships
Dating and Relationships
Obsessions and Creativity
And more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935274674
  • Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 214
  • Sales rank: 290,314
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

J. D. Kraus was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in the fourth grade. Now a student at the University of Cincinnati, he continues to overcome challenges and embrace his differences.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Rudy Simone ix

Chapter 1 What Is Asperger's Syndrome? 1

Chapter 2 Organization and School 13

Chapter 3 Transitioning 29

Chapter 4 Sensitive Senses 41

Chapter 5 Motor Skills and Awkwardness 55

Chapter 6 Stress & Its Associates 67

Chapter 7 Oh No, Driving! 91

Chapter 8 Learning Language 113

Chapter 9 Bullying 127

Chapter 10 Socializing and Friendships 151

Chapter 11 Dating and Relationships 171

Chapter 12 Obsessions and Creativity 189

Chapter 13 To Sum Up 193

Notes 195

Index 201

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