Dealing with the everyday realities facing teens with Asperger Syndrome, this book presents a toolkit of tried-and-trusted ideas to help them work through difficulties and find the solutions that work best for them.
This book covers everything they need to know to thrive in their adolescent years, including how to hack your own internal alarm system to overcome anxiety and other difficult emotions.
It also arms teenagers with everything they need to navigate sexuality and relationships, develop a healthy self-image, deal with bullies, be smart with money and stay savvy online... In short, no issue is left unexplored.
Fun and informative, this is a must-read for teens with high-functioning autism, and for those who want to understand what adolescence is like on the spectrum.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Francis Musgrave is the author of The Asperger Children's Toolkit. He founded AS Active, a social enterprise supporting families of children with autism and Asperger Syndrome.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Introduction. Part One - Relationships. 1. Self Image. 2. Gender, Sexual Identity & Self-Expression. 3. Relationships & Sex. 4. Dealing with Bullies and Difficult People. 5. Social Media. Part Two - Wellbeing. 6. Your Brain: From Here To Maturity. 7. Anxiety: How To Hack Your Own Internal Alarm System. 8. Depression: How To Stay Buoyant When You Don't Feel Up To It. 9. Dealing with Anger & Emotions. 10. Self Medication, Substance Abuse, Alcohol and Drugs. 11. Self Harming. 12. When It All Gets Too Much. 13. Health & Comfort Food. Part Three - Interests. 14. Music, Feeling & Emotion. 15. Gaming Obsession. 16. Why Pets Are Good At Fixing Your Brain. 17. Acting, Drama and Role Play. 18. Being Smart With Money. 19. Build Your Own Pyramid of Strength. Index.