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

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

by J. D. Kraus
     
 

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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

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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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The Aspie Teen’s Survival Guide is so personal, so engaging, and so immediate, it’s like having a big brother or mentor who’s 'been there' show you the way, to minimize your scrapes and bumps.
 
No matter what your connection to Asperger’s or where you are in your AS journey, this is an invaluable source of validation, inspiration, and information … you can keep on using these tips the rest of your life."
 
Rudy Simone
Author of Asperger’s on the Job and Aspergirls

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935274674
Publisher:
Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
214
Sales rank:
652,754
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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