Author(s): Debbie Denenburg (Contribution by); Charlene Devnet (Contribution by); Temple Grandin (Contribution by); Ruth Elaine Joyner Hane (Contribution by); Paul Isaacs (Contribution by); Karen Krejcha (Contribution by); Henny Kupferstein (Contribution by); John Makin (Contribution by); Larry Moody (Contribution by); Lisa Morgan (Contribution by); Craig R. Evans (Editor); Lars Perner (Contribution by); Jeanette Purkis (Contribution by); Mary Robison (Contribution by); Steve Selpal (Contribution by); Stephen M. Shore (Contribution by); Richard Stirling Maguire (Contribution by); Patrick V. Suglia (Contribution by); Liane Holliday Willey (Contribution by); Alexis Wineman (Contribution by); Anita Lesko (Editor); Tony Attwood (Editor); Qazi Fazli Azeem (Contribution by); Garry Burge (Contribution by); James Buzon (Contribution by); Bob Castleman (Contribution by); Mitchell Christian (Contribution by)
If you only buy one book to improve your life this year, make it this one.
Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Stephen M. Shore, and many other Aspie mentors, offer their personal guidance on coping with the daily stressors that Aspies have identified as being the most significant, in order of urgency - anxiety, self-esteem, change, meltdowns, depression, friendship, love, and much, much more. Based on years of personal experience, this book is packed with advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that!
World expert Dr. Tony Attwood rounds up each chapter with professional analysis and extensive recommendations. He includes essential information on destructive strategies that may look attractive, but that have counter-productive effects.
Including full color artwork from Aspie artists showing visually how they interpret each stressor, this is THE inspirational guide to life for young adults, the newly diagnosed, and as a life-long reference for anyone on the spectrum - written by Aspies for Aspies.
Tony Attwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, with over 30 years of experience with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. He is currently adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University in Queensland. He is the best-selling author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome and Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Craig R. Evans is stepfather to a son with Asperger's Syndrome and is the founder of the online autism community Autism Hangout. Anita Lesko was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at the age of 50 and is the author of Asperger Syndrome: When Life Hands you Lemons.
Introduction. The 17 Stressors. 1. Overcoming Anxiety. 2. Overcoming Poor Self-Esteem. 3. Overcoming Depression. 4. Living with Meltdowns. 5. Making and Keeping Friends. 6. Getting and Keeping a Job. 7. Accepting and Working with Change. 8. Understanding and Expressing Emotions. 9. Living with Sensory Issues. 10. Living with Personal Management Issues. 11. Understanding and Succeeding with Intimacy, Dating, Sex and Marriage. 12. "Faking It". 13. Disclosing a Diagnosis. 14. Bullying. 15. Choosing a Career. 16. Improving Empathetic Attunement. 17. Should I be Tested for Asperger's? About the Aspie Mentors. Meet the Aspie Mentors. The Survey Demographics. The Survey Questionnaire. Resources.