Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent's Guide to the Cognitive, Social, Physical, and Transition Needs ofTeenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent's Guide to the Cognitive, Social, Physical, and Transition Needs ofTeenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Overview

Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent's Guide to the Cognitive, Social, Physical, and Transition Needs ofTeenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Chantal Sicile-Kira

From the award-winning author of Autism Spectrum Disorders, comes Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, a complete guide to the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of preteens and teenagers with autistic disorders, ranging from the relatively mild Asperger's Syndrome to more severe ability impairment. Using clear examples, practical advice, and supportive insights, this book covers:

  • Health risks such as seizures and depression

  • Treatments, therapies, and teaching strategies

  • Teaching skills to cope with puberty, self-care, and social skills

  • Teenage emotions, sexuality, appropriate relationships, and dating

  • Middle school, high school, and developing an Individual Educational Program

  • Preparing for life after high school

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399532368
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 502,642
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Chantal Sicile-Kira, author of Autism Spectrum Disorders, is a national speaker and advocate who has been involved with autism spectrum disorders for nearly 20 years, first as a professional and then as a parent. She currently hosts a weekly radio show, "The Real World of Autism with Chantal," on Autism One Radio. Her company, Autism Making a Difference, Inc., provides workshops and training materials.

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