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Title:
Autism and your teen : tips and strategies for the journey to adulthood
ISBN:
9781433830150
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Publication Information:
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2019]
Physical Description:
v, 115 pages ; 21 cm
Contents:
Seven messages for parents of teens and young adults on the spectrum -- What it looks like when autism and adolescence intersect -- Navigating the "hidden curriculum" in middle and high school -- Handling the social aspects of adolescence on the spectrum -- Finding healthcare for your teen or young adult -- Coaching your child about sex, safety, and self-care -- Adulthood and beyond -- Self-care for parents -- Appendix: parent resources -- About the author.
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Summary

Summary

If you have a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), your journey together through the teenage years to adulthood may be complicated--not to mention confusing, rewarding, and financially challenging. This book offers scientifically validated guidance to help you raise your tween, teen, or young adult on the autism spectrum. It contains supportive advice for finding good medical and psychiatric care, helping your teen learn executive functioning and social skills to navigate middle and high school, and talking to your teen about sexual development and sexual activity. You will also find helpful resources for college and transition programs, as well as ideas for taking care of yourself as you embark on this stage of your parenting adventure.


Author Notes

Blythe Grossberg, PsyD, is a learning specialist who works with children, teens, and young adults with ASD to help them function more effectively in school and achieve their potential. She is the author of Asperger's Rules, Asperger's Teens, (gold medal winner from the Mom's Choice Awards), and Asperger's and Adulthood. APA LifeTools is an imprint of the American Psychological. Association, the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and the largest association of psychologists worldwide.


Table of Contents

1 Seven Messages for Parents of Teens and Young Adults on the Spectrump. 3
2 What It Looks Like When Autism and Adolescence Intersectp. 11
3 Navigating the "Hidden Curriculum" in Middle and High Schoolp. 25
4 Handling the Social Aspects of Adolescence on the Spectrump. 41
5 Finding Health Care for Your Teen or Young Adultp. 53
6 Coaching Your Child About Sex, Safety, and Self-Carep. 65
7 Adulthood and Beyondp. 81
8 Self-Care for Parentsp. 93
Appendix: Parent Resourcesp. 101
Indexp. 105
About the Authorp. 115