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Independent Living with Autism: Your Roadmap to Success

Independent Living with Autism: Your Roadmap to Success

by Wendela Whitcomb Marsh

Paperback

$19.95
Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on February 3, 2020

Overview

Independent Living with Autism is a guide for young adults with autism leaving the shelter of school and looking for guidance in the important tasks of adult life. It is also for the more mature adult who has long struggled with the feeling different from the rest of the world, misunderstanding social cues and being misunderstood, who is finally diagnosed with (or suspects) an autism spectrum disorder. This book will help ASD adults find practical, easy to follow guidance in the most important aspects of successful adult life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949177046
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 02/03/2020
Sales rank: 855,516
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Wendela Whitcomb Marsh, MA, BCBA, RSD, has been a special education teacher, school psychologist, autism specialist, speaker, writer, counselor, university instructor, and board-certified behavior analyst. She is the mother of two awesome individuals with autism, and was married for twenty-seven years to an amazing man with Asperger’s syndrome. People on the spectrum, and the dedicated teachers who work with them, are among her favorite people in the world. Dr. Marsh lives in Salem, Oregon with her three children.

Table of Contents

PART I: SOLUTIONS FOR NAVIGATING THE ROAD TRIP OF YOUR LIFE

Chapter One- Intro to Adulting

Chapter Two- Intro to Communication

Chapter Three- Intro to Social Navigation

Chapter Four- Intro to Sensory Challenges

Chapter Five- Intro to Interests

Chapter Six- Intro to Mannerisms

PART II: HOUSING: A PLACE OF YOUR OWN

Chapter Seven- Leaving the Nest

Chapter Eight- Living Alone

Chapter Nine- Living With Others

PART III: INDEPENDENCE: THE HOLY GRAIL OF ADULTING

Chapter Ten- Time Management

Chapter Eleven- Transportation Management

Chapter Twelve- Money Management

Chapter Thirteen- Self-Management

Chapter Fourteen- Self-Advocacy

Chapter Fifteen- Disclosure

PART IV: RECREATION: SOMETIMES IT IS ALL FUN AND GAMES

Chapter Sixteen- Clubs & Groups

Chapter Seventeen- Solitary Pursuits

Chapter Eighteen- Friendship

Chapter Nineteen- Dating and Romance

PART V: EMPLOYABILITY: BRINGING HOME THE BUCKS

Chapter Twenty- Ready to Work

Chapter Twenty-One- Interview Skills

Chapter Twenty-Two You’re Hired! Now What?

PART VI: THE BIG PICTURE: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER

Chapter Twenty-Three One Last Pep Talk