Realizing the College Dream With Autism or Asperger Syndrome: A Parent’s Guide to Student Success

collegeRealizing the College Dream With Autism or Asperger Syndrome: A Parent’s Guide to Student Success  by Ann Palmer.

(XAT Palme 2006)

This book focuses on how parents can help their child attend college. The author provides advice and suggestions on how to prepare the student for the transition form home to a new environment and new educational challenges. Pp. 176.

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Asperger’s Difference

Asperger’s DifferenceAsperger’s Difference  (DVD) by Center for Spectrum Services.

(XAS Asper 2009)

Asperger’s Difference is a thirty minute documentary following a middle school, high school, and college student living with AS. This documentary is aimed at other students with AS and acknowledges that although many of these students will face challenges they also possess unique and valuable talents. Asperger’s Difference also helps students decide who and how they tell about having Asperger’s Syndrome.

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Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

guideAsperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Tony Attwood (1998).

(XAS Attwo 1998)

This book explains Asperger’s Syndrome and the unusual characteristics of those who have it. The book suggests strategies to help someone with Asperger’s Syndrome reduce the unusual behaviors and become less conspicuous. Pp. 224.

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Asperger Syndrome: An Owner’s Manual 2 For older Adolescents and Adults

An Owner's Manual 2Asperger Syndrome: An Owner’s Manual 2 For older Adolescents and Adults by E. Heller Korin.

(XAS Korin 2007)

This interactive workbook deals with issues that older adolescents and adults face such as relationships, marriage, independent living, employment, self-care, etc. The author uses the nonagram, a nine-pointed star symbolizing achievement and completeness to visually guide readers through each major section of the book This resource is designed to inform and support individuals with AS as they come to grips with their strengths and challenges and plan for a successful adulthood within the neurotypical world. Pp. 120.

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Pretending to Be Normal

Pretending to Be NormalPretending to Be Normal  by Liane Holliday Willey.

(XAD Wille 1999)

Provides comprehensive guidance for those with AS on how and who to tell about their AS, how to survive college, what employment options might be suitable and so on. Pp. 173.

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Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

Succeeding in College with Asperger SyndromeSucceeding in College with Asperger Syndrome by John Harpur, Maria Lawlor, and Michael Fitzgerald.

(XAT Harpu 2004)

This book is written for those with Asperger’s in an informal, chatty style for those who are going to college and also those who will be helping these students along the way. Pp. 271.

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Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger SyndromeFreaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome  by Luke Jackson and Tony Attwood.

(XAT Jacks 2002)

This story is written by a 13 year old who has Asperger’s Syndrome. He writes about his life and gives guidance on topics such as bullying, friendships, dating, problems in school and morality. Pp. 217.

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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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