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Living on your own for the very first time can be exciting yet nerve-wrackingyou'll search for roommates, interview for jobs, manage finances, and form relationships. But adjusting to this new life can seem especially difficult when you're on the Autism Spectrum. Drawing on her experiences, Lynne Soraya, one of ThAutcast.com's Most Inspiring Autistic People and author of Psychology Today's Asperger's Diary, will provide you with valuable advice as she guides you through each step of your transition into adulthood. These real-life strategies will help you cope with the feelings brought on by this change as well as deal with common challenges, like:
- Budgeting and handling bills.
- Finding the right residence and/or roommates.
- Discovering a career path that complements your talents.
- Interacting with coworkers and clients.
- Building relationships with friends and potential partners.
With Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum, you will gain the confidence, support, and guidance you need to finally experience life on your own.
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About the Author
Lynne Soraya was chosen as one of the Top 50 Most Inspiring Autistic People for 2011 at ThAutcast.com. She writes for Psychology Today's popular Asperger's Diary blog and is a technical professional for a Fortune 500 company. Her work has also been featured in Asperger Syndrome (Perspectives on Diseases & Disorders) and on The Creativity Post, The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, and the Autism and Empathy websites.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a terrific book for young adults on the autism spectrum and for their parents and anyone who works with or cares about them as well. In a straightforward, thoughtful and very helpful style, Ms. Soraya looks at some of the problems that can interfere with someone on the spectrum's ability to live a rich and independent life, and she offers extremely useful advice about how to address these difficulties. She does a lovely job of integrating her own experiences with professional advice, and her wonderful examples of how she and others have managed both the obstacles and the adventures of life "on the spectrum" are heartwarming as well as terrific models for readers. As I read, I found myself thinking about my work as a psychotherapist with a number of young adults who struggled with these issues, some without ever having been diagnosed. I wish I had had this book to offer them. I will certainly use it in the future!