Job Related Social Skills

Job Related Social SkillsJob Related Social Skills  by Marjorie Montague, Ph.D., and Kathryn A. Lunch, Ph.D.

(XAT Monta 1991)

This curriculum of 18 essential social skills for getting—and keeping– jobs is designed for special needs students. It includes scripts, role plays,overhead backlines, student materials, assessment materials, and activities. Pp. 350.

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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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Solutions for Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome

solutionsSolutions for Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome: Maximizing the Benefits,Minimizing the Drawbacks to Achieve Success  by Juanita Lovett.

(XAD Lovet 2005)

Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome have potential strengths such as intense concentration and high intelligence, but they also have potential weaknesses like poor social skills and anger. Lovett shares information about Asperger’s including tips to build on strengths and work around weaknesses in a neurotypical world. Pp. 288.

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Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook

employmentAsperger Syndrome Employment Workbook: An Employment Workbook for Adults With Asperger Syndromeby Roger N. Meyer and Tony Attwood.

(XAD Meyer 2001)

This practical manual will enable people diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism to deepen their self-understanding and appreciate their value as working individuals. Through step-by-step self-assessment, the reader is encouraged to engage actively in a self-paced exploration of their employment history, and ultimately to identify the work best suited to their personal needs, talents and strengths. Pp. 319.

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Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults

lifeLife and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults  by Zosia Zaks and Temple Grandin.

(XAD Zaks 2006)

Written for adults with autism, this book describes and suggests concrete ways to deal with challenges that may arise in areas of both daily life and love, covering everything from grocery shopping to getting along better with family members. Pp. 367.

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Adults with Autism: A Guide to Theory and Practice

guideAdults with Autism: A Guide to Theory and Practice by Hugh Morgan and Geraldine Peacock.

(XAD Morga 1996)

This book examines services for adults with autism from a practical perspective, looking at international service models. There is a focus on the inflexibility in behavior and thought that characterize autism and how that relates to issues such as transitions and bereavement. Pp. 312.

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Joys and Sorrows of Living with Adult Autism

joysJoys and Sorrows of Living with Adult Autism  by Big Bertha Evans.

(XAD Evans 2007)

The author chronicles what she has learned about her husband’s autism in a casual manner, with a Christian point of view. The writer hopes to compel others to treat people with autism more compassionately, especially health care professionals such as nurses. Pp. 107.

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Aspergers in Love: Couple Relationships and Family Affairs

in loveAspergers in Love: Couple Relationships and Family Affairs  by Maxine C. Aston.

(XAD Aston 2003)

Comparing and contrasting both AS and non-AS partners’ viewpoints, this book frankly examines the fundamental aspects of relationships that are often complicated by Aspergers. Pp. 224.

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Survival Strategies for People on the Autism Spectrum

survivalSurvival Strategies for People on the Autism Spectrum by Marc Fleisher.

(XAD Fleis 2005)

This work helps readers improve their quality of life and overcome many everyday challenges, be it through the acquisition of independent living skills, developing a more varied and fulfilling social life, or mastering a course in higher education and broadening one’s opportunities for the future. Pp. 195.

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The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome

the other halfThe Other Half of Asperger Syndrome  by Maxine C. Aston.

(XAD Aston 2001)

This is a guide to living in an intimate relationship with a partner who has Asperger Syndrome. Pp. 88.

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Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Disability

employementEmployment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Disability by Yvona Fast and others.

(XAD Fast 2004)

This is a book which guides people with NLD or AS successfully through the employment field. There is information for employers, agencies, and career counselors which includes an analysis of typical strengths and how to use their strengths positively in a workplace. Pp. 272.

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Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships

relationshipsAsperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships by Ashley Stanford.

(XAD Stanf 2003)

The author examines how AS behaviors may be interpreted without a solid awareness of the condition. Her book provides a wealth of solutions and offers comforting understanding to the increasing number of similar couples. Pp. 272.

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Developing Talents

talentsDeveloping Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism by Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy.

(XAD Grand 2004)

This is a useful book for individuals with AS or HFA, and especially valuable to parents and others who aspire to be helpers. Pp. 153.

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Loving Mr. Spock

Mr. SpockLoving Mr. Spock by Barbara Jacobs.

(XAD Jacob 2003)

This book is about falling in love with someone who has Asperger’s. It is a mystery and adventure story that is fact, not fiction, and similar stories are being experienced everywhere. This is a great insight handbook that provides invaluable practical advice. Pp. 337.

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