Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent's Guide to the Cognitive, Social, Physical, and Transition Needs of Teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chantal Sicile-Kira      288 pages/ 2006

From the award-winning author of Autism Spectrum Disorders, comes Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, a complete guide to the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of preteens and teenagers with autistic disorders, ranging from the relatively mild Asperger Syndrome to more severe ability impairments. Using clear examples, practical advice, and supportive insights, this book covers:

Health risks such as seizures and depression.

Treatments, therapies, and teaching strategies.

Teaching skills to cope with puberty, self-care and social skills.

Teenage emotions, sexuality, appropriate relatonships and dating.

Middle school, high school and developing an Individual Education Program.

Preparing for life after high school.