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Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life

by Temple Grandin Valerie Paradiz Michael Baron Elizabeth A. Perkins Peter Gerhardt Valerie Gaus E. Sandra Byers A.J. Paron-Wildes Amanda Bakian Hilary Coon Elizabeta Mukaetova-Ladinska Saskia Baron Valerie D'Astous Pamela A. Smith Digby Tantam Terry Brugha Sylvia Heijnen R.C. Oude Voshaar Bas Van Alphen Jalynn Prince Shana Nichols Scott D. Wright Jeremy Parr Xenia Grant Bruce Parsons Angela Rodriguez Karen Glaser Stella Macdonald Hilde Geurts Robert Macbean Susan Balandin Amanda Roestorf Karen Lowton Lauren Bishop Fitzpatrick Benjamin Dicicco-Bloom Kristina Cottle Monique Hines Dermot Bowler Judy Endow Megan Farley Mick Coppock William Mcmahon Cos Michael Francesca Happé Amy Maida Wadsworth Gregory Prince Denise D. Resnik Christopher Gregg Carol Povey

Bringing together international academics and professionals who are actively researching and working in the field, this pioneering scholarly volume covers the issues faced by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) in mid and later life. Including a range of personal, academic and clinical perspectives, the book considers historical and contemporary perspectives on autism, including diagnosis, developmental outcomes and life course issues. Attention is given to medical, care and psychological issues that arise as people with ASD age, such as declining cognitive function and speech and communication issues. Family, community support, housing, advocacy, and socio-cultural considerations for older adults with ASD are also given careful consideration, and there are chapters on relationship and sexuality issues and on environmental design.

The Parents' Guide to Teaching Kids with Asperger Syndrome and Similar ASDs Real-Life Skills for Independence

by Patricia Romanowski Peter Gerhardt

The definitive resource for teaching kids with Asperger syndrome the life skills that build independence, confidence, and self-esteem. Children with autism spectrum disorders learn differently. Our kids' choices are too often limited and their paths to success restricted, not by a lack of intellectual ability but by deficits in acquiring, applying, and generalizing basic life skills. Success in school, at home, on the playground, and beyond depends on mastering countless basic living skills that most other kids just "pick up" almost by osmosis. This book shows parents how to teach these so-called easy skills to complex learners. This is the first book for parents and caregivers of kids with Asperger syndrome and similar learning profiles that features strategies based on applied behavior analysis--the most widely accepted, evidence-based, and effective teaching method for learners with ASDs--including how to: -Identify critical skills appropriate for your child's age--how to teach them and why-Implement new techniques that can replace, mimic, prompt, override, or impose missing order on your child's learning style -Design a curriculum for your child that reduces reliance on prompts (including parents) and promotes new learning, new behaviors, and independenceFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

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