Taking Care of Myself2: for Teenagers and Young Adults with ASD

Taking Care of Myself2: for Teenagers and Young Adults with ASD

by Mary Wrobel


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Written for teenagers and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), this instructional book is also for parents, instructors, and therapists to help teens on the autism spectrum. The information is written in an easy-to-understand manner with simple how-to lists. This book is geared for use in an instructional or home setting for any teenager or young adult with ASD. Topics covered include: dressing for different events, feeling anxious in social situations, public versus private behaviors, staying healthy, anxiety, depression, and feeling suicidal, social media issues, sexual harassment, finding and keeping friends (including a boyfriend or girlfriend), safe and responsible sex, and deciding to have sex with a partner, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941765302
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 02/08/2017
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 1,237,377
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

A retired teacher and speech-language pathologist, Mary Wrobel worked with students with autism or Asperger's syndrome for more than twenty-five years. She wrote Taking Care of Myself2 for Teenagers and Young Adults to help teach students with autism and Asperger's how to live safe and healthy lives. She also trained both parents and professionals in the area of puberty and its accompanying safety, cleanliness, and health issues. This is Mary Wrobel's third publication with Future Horizons. Her book, Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism, won an IParenting Media Award.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Everyday Grooming
3. Deciding Whether to Shave
4. Looking Your Best
5. We Dress for Different Events

1. Introduction
2. Getting and Staying Healthy
3. Eating Right
4. Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth
5. Dealing with Sickness
6. Dealing with Pain
7. Check Your Body for Changes
8. When Should You See a Doctor?
9. Dealing with Allergies
10. Feeling Anxious
11. Dealing with Depression
12. Drug and/Alcohol Abuse and Addiction
13. If You Feel Suicidal
14. Staying in a Hospital

1. Introduction
2. Be Polite, Not Rude
3. No Personal Behavior in Public
4. Public Bathrooms and Urinal Rules
5. Rules of Private Property
6. Stalking Is Not Allowed
7. Staying Calm in Public Places
8. Feeling Anxious in Social Situations
9. Traveling - Busses, Trains, and Airplanes
10. If a Police Officer Stops You
11. If There Is an Emergency

1. Introduction
2. Who Is a Friend?
3. Meeting New People
4. Finding and Keeping Friends
5. Having a Best Friend
6. Having a Roommate
7. Employers and Co-workers
8. Dealing with People Who Don't Like You
9. Finding a Girlfriend
10. Finding a Boyfriend
11. Having a Loving Relationship

1. Introduction
2. Strangers on the Phone or at the Door
3. The Internet and Social Media
4. Dealing with Verbal and Emotional Abuse
5. Dealing with Bullies
6. If Someone Hurts You
7. If You Are Mugged
8. Appropriate and Inappropriate Touching
9. Sexual Harassment
10. Rape Is a Terrible Crime
11. How Rape Happens

1. Introduction
2. What Is Sex?
3. The Rules of Sexual Activity
4. Having Sex Is a Choice
5. Consequences of Unprotected Sex
6. Can You Get AIDS?
7. Safe and Responsible Sex
8. Masturbation Is Private
9. Deciding to Have Sex with a Partner
10. When You Are in a Sexual Relationship

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