Learning the Hidden Curriculum

Learning the Hidden Curriculum hiddenby Judy Endow MSW
(XAD Endow 2012)
The framework presented in this book enables readers to learn to create their own social rules and, as a result, live freer, more successful lives. The fact that the book is written by an autistic person who has learned by trial and error makes it all the more valuable.

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Business for Aspies

41L2ZJ+4xTL[1]Business for Aspies by Ashley Stanford

(XAD Stanf 2011)

This book explains exactly how those with Asperger Syndrome can get their talents recognized and become successful and indispensable employees.

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Managing with Asperger Syndrome

Managing with Asperger Syndrome Managing with Asperger Syndromeby Malcolm Johnson

(XAD Johns 2005)

The author draws on his personal experiences to explain how elements such as the working environment, managing staff, group dynamics and office politics can have a profound influence on work performance. He provides useful examples and guidance on adapting to the workplace and coping with the pressures and demands of professional roles.

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Dear Diana…Diana’s Guide to Independent Living

Dear Diana…Diana’s Guide to Independent Living Dear Dianaby Diana Bilezikian

(XAT Bilez 2014)

This book is a helpful collection of advice and support for how to live an independent and meaningful life. Hints and suggestions are grouped under the major headings of Life, Consumer, and Financial Skills; Communication and Interpersonal Skills; Self-Care and Domestic Living; Getting Around; Stress Management; Taking Charge, Managing Priorities, and Solving Problems; and Safety and Emergencies.

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Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

labelYour Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome  by Jerry Newport.

(XAD Newpo 2001)

Newport, an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome, has an enthusiasm for life. He encourages teens and other adults on the spectrum to really love themselves, live life to the fullest, and not be afraid to try new things. Advice is included on things like public transport and jobs. Pp. 317.

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What Men with Asperger Syndrom Want to Know about Women, Dating, and Relationships

what menWhat Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know about Women, Dating, and Relationships  by Maxine Aston.

(XAD Aston 2012)

This book provides answers to men with Asperger Syndrome’s most frequently asked questions about women, dating, and relationships. Pp.208.

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Life with a Partner or Spouse with Asperger Syndrome

over the edgeLife with a Partner or Spouse with Asperger Syndrome: Going Over the Edge  by Kathy J. Marshack, PhD.

(XAD Marsh 2009)

This book contains practical steps to saving you and your relationship. Pp. 176.

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Asperger’s on the Job

Asperger’s on the JobAsperger’s on the Job  by Rudy Simone.

(XAD Simon 2010)

Rudy Simone, an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome and an accomplished author, consultant, and musician, created this insightful resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, and to help people with Asperger’s find and keep gainful employment. Pp. 200.

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Loving the Tasmanian Devil

Loving the Tasmanian DevilLoving the Tasmanian Devil by Maureen McCarthy Bartlet.

(XAD Bartl 2011)

In this book, the author shares the ups, the downs, the growth, and the regression in their particular AS-NT journey, the author hopes that others on a similar path may find humor, recognition, and ways to view the unique life of loving an Aspergian from a new angle. Pp. 314.

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Social Thinking at Work

Social Thinking at WorkSocial Thinking at Work  by Michelle Garcia Winner.

(XAD Winner 2011)

This book helps families and professionals who support a child with ASD learn how to promote generalization of social skills to everyday experiences. Pp. 157.

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Living the Smart Life

smart lifeLiving the Smart Life  by Ablelink Technologies.

This DVD provides a glimpse of life as it will be when technological endeavors are driven by person-centered perspective.

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Normal People Scare Me

normal peopleNormal People Scare Me

(XAD Norma 2006)

In the film, Cross offers a quirky and refreshing interview style as he asks questions including: “Do you like being autistic?”; “What do you want to be when you grow up?”; and Have you been teased? Interviews with over 65 individuals offer powerful, poignant insight to the joys and sorrows behind the faces and mysteries of autism. An excellent tool for in-service, education and awareness, the film has been used in universities, colleges, school districts, private and public organizations and corporations to shed a new perspective on autism as can only be expressed by those who experience it.

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Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities

self employmentMaking Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities  by Cary Griffin and David Hammis.

(XAD Griffi 2003)

This book focuses on how to identify and utilize the critical business supports necessary for the development of self-employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Specific topics covered include the role of community rehabilitation  personnel and vocational rehabilitation counselors and methods for using programs such as Plans for Achieving Self Support and Ticket to Work. Pp. 288.

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Love, Sex, and Long-Term Relationships: What people with Asperger Syndrome Really, Really Want

loveLove, Sex, and Long-Term Relationships: What people with Asperger Syndrome Really, Really Want  by Sarah Hendricks.

( XAD Hendr 2008)

For the first time people with AS discuss their desires, needs and preferences in their own words. AS attitudes to issues such as gender, sexual identity and infidelity are included, as well as positive advice for developing relationships and exploring options and choices for sexual pleasure. Pp. 144.

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Autism-Asperger’s and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond

pubertyAutism-Asperger’s and Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond  by Jerry Newport and Mary Newport.

(XAD Newpo 2002)

This is a personal look at the sexual challenges of those diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. The authors were both diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome as adults. They spent much of their lives trying to be “normal” and never quite fitting in. Yet they beat the odds by becoming one of the few married couples with autism that have not only found love, but kept it alive. Pp. 205.

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How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger SyndromeHow to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome ) by Gail Hawkins.

(XAD Hawki 2004

This book guides readers through the entire process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team, identifying and addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate position. Including practical tips on topics such as finding potential employers and creating a dazzling resume or CV, this book also offers sensitive advice on assessing when somebody is ready for work, and how, when and where to disclose a disability to an employer. Pp. 240.

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