Autistics’ Guide to Dating

Google Autistics' Guide to DatingAutistics’ Guide to Dating  by Emilia Murry Ramey and Jody John Ramey.

(XAT Ramey 2008)

This book presents strategies for overcoming social skills deficits and sensory issues, to make for relationship success. Their advice includes how to choose venues for meeting people that are free from discomfiting features; coping with typical experiences such as close proximity with a partner, eye-contact, and physical intimacy, in the light of sensory issues; and moving on to extended, committed relationships, co-habiting and continuing to date after marriage. Pp. 125.

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Family Manual: Transition to Employment and Adult Services for Youth with Developmental Disabilities in Illinois

Family Manual: Transition to Employment and Adult Services for Youth with Developmental Disabilities in Illinois

(XAT Arc 2010)

This manual was put together by The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information and Education Center and Family Voices of Illinois. Download the PDF version of this manual for free here.

Sexuality Education for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities

Sexuality Education for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities  by DiAnn Baxley and Anna Zendell.

(XAT Braxle 2005instr)

This is an instructional manual for parents or caregiver and individuals with developmental disabilities.  It is the companion to “Sexuality Across the Lifespan” (XAT Baxle 2005life).  Download the PDF for free here.

Sexuality Across the Lifespan

Sexuality Across the Lifespan  by DiAnn Baxley and Anna Zendell.

(XAT Baxle 2005life)

This is an instructional guide for parents/caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities.  Downloaded from .  Manual is also available (XAT Baxle 2005instr). You can download the PDF version of this book for free here.

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life: tools for parents

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life: tools for parents Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs

by Mary Korpi.

(XAT Korp 2008)

The first part of the book explains how families can adapt everyday routines in order to encourage the development of essential life skills the child will need as he matures. It outlines the application of person-first planning in all aspects of the child’s life. The second section is an overview of adult programs including: adult day programs, college, employment and residential and recreational opportunities. It includes critical information regarding eligibility requirements, financial support and legal concerns. Pp. 144.

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The Guide to Dating for Teenagers with Asperger Syndrome

guide-dating-for-teenagers-with-asperger-syndrome-jeannie-uhlenkamp-paperback-cover-artThe Guide to Dating for Teenagers with Asperger Syndrome   by Jeannie Uhlenkamp.

(XAT Uhlen 2009)

For a teen with Asperger Syndrome, dating can be overwhelming.. Written in a question-and-answer format, this much-needed book offers insight and practical advice on dating challenges. Each topic is followed by Discussion Questions (to get the conversation flowing between teens and parents/teachers) and a Main Idea (which succinctly wraps up the main point). Also included are special notes to define the more illusive vocabulary and concepts of today’s dating world. Pp 129.

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The Facts of Life…and More

Facts of LifeThe Facts of Life…and More  by Leslie Walker-Hirsch.

(XAT Walke 2007)

The volume enables professionals to support people with intellectual disabilities in making decisions regarding their sexuality. The first section of the book explores the relationship between special education and sexuality education. The second section discusses sexuality and intellectual disability as a cultural phenomenon. Section three addresses the risks associated with sexual activity. The final section of the book suggests and defines various types of treatment, education, counseling, and therapy. It also examines issues of consent, abuse, dysfunction, and mental health. Pp. 298.

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Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About

stuffMiddle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About by Haley Moss.

(XAT Moss 2010)

This book is a guide for girls with Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism who are entering middle school.  This book was based on Moss’ own experiences.  This book covers topics such as slang, homework help, fitting in, bullies, getting involved, social networking, body changes, and class changes, among other topics. Pp. 160.

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Asperger’s Syndrome, Vol. 2 DVD: Anger Management, Teaching Teachers, and Teenage Issues

attwoodAsperger’s Syndrome, Vol. 2 DVD: Anger Management, Teaching Teachers, and Teenage Issues  

(XAS Attwo 2003DVD)

Tony gives teachers great advice on how to effectively manage a classroom that includes students with Asperger’s. He offers tips for success and social/behavioral warning signs to watch for. He also shares helpful strategies for teaching adolescents with Asperger’s. Since social skills are so imperative at this age, this tends to be a particularly challenging age for students and, consequently, for teachers. You will l earn how to curb anger and take preventative steps to avoid conflicts. Create a positive learning environment where ALL students thrive. 3 hours.

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Ask Me About Asperger’s Syndrome

Ask Me About Asperger’s Syndrome DVDasl ,e

(XAS Asper 2007 DVD)

In this 24-minute video, various professionals and parents of elementary and junior high students, as well as Dr. Liane Willey, author of Pretending to Be Normal, describe the challenges that typically affect students with Asperger’s Syndrome and offer practical suggestions and techniques for working more effectively with these individuals. ASK ME is an acronym for Accepting, Structured, Kind & Supportive, Motivating, and Enriching — the key elements in providing an appropriate educational environment for students diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.

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More Than Little Professors

professorsMore Than Little Professors: Children with Asperger Syndrome: In Their Own Words  By Brenda Smith Myles

(XAS Mann 2008)

This collection of quotes, stories, poems, and essays from children with Asperger Syndrome, ages 2-17, offers us a glimpse into their daily lives, relationships, challenges, and victories, from their own perspective. In More Than Little Professors, parent and Asperger s specialist Lisa Barrett Mann, M.S.Ed., leads us through the children s works, explaining common characteristics of this autism spectrum disorder, and sharing her unique insight on life with these sometimes baffling, but always fascinating children and youths. Pp.206.

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Asperger Syndrome: Transition to College and Work

transitionAsperger Syndrome: Transition to College and Work

(XAS Colle 2001)

This video details the things people with Asperger Syndrome need to do to prepare for college and to find and hold a job.   57 minutes.

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Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying: Perfect Solutions for Surviving the Social World

targetsPerfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying: Perfect Solutions for Surviving the Social World by Rebekah Heinrichs and Brenda Smith Myles.

(XAS Heinr 2006)

This book takes an honest look at the different types of bullying and the actions adults must take to curb bullying, thereby helping to prevent the often lifelong effects of this insidious form of behavior on victims. Practical strategies and solutions at the school, class and individual level are presented. Pp. 204.

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Through My Eyes: a life with Asperger’s

eyesThrough My Eyes: a life with Asperger’s by Quinn Koeneman.

(XAS Koene 2006)

A 12-year-old’s introspective monologue on his life with Asperger’s Syndrome. “Through My Eyes” will enlighten readers to the challenges faced by Aspie kids, and on an individual level, the writer’s perspective on his world. Pp. 60.

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Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders

hygieneHygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders by Kelly J. Mahler.

(XAT Mahle 2009)

This book teaches hygiene skills and associated social problems in a fun way. The author uses multiple strategies to convey the message and check for understanding. Ranging from basic daily hygiene to picking, using public restrooms, topics focus on healthy and socially acceptable behaviors. Pp. 187.

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Students with Asperger Syndrome: A guide for College Personnel

Students with Asperger SyndromeStudents with Asperger Syndrome: A guide for College Personnel  by Lorraine E. Wolf, Ph.D., Lorraine E. Wolf Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D., and Ruth Bork, M.Ed .

(XAT Wolf 2009)

Students with Asperger Syndrome often have trouble with social skills and self-regulatory behaviors in college, and disability professionals are often not used to reaching out to students in this way. This provides strategies and accommodations for professionals to use to help support these students. Major chapters address legal issues and academic accommodations; co-curricular needs and accommodations; housing and resident life; faculty issues; other partners on campus such as business and academic affairs, campus police and public safety; employment issues; working with parents, and more. Checklists, forms and other tools help guide and structure the combined efforts to help students succeed. Pp. 337.

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