Written for teenagers and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), this instructional book is also for parents, instructors, and therapists to help teens on the autism spectrum. The information is written in an easy-to-understand manner with simple how-to lists. This book is geared for use in an instructional or home setting for any teenager or young adult with ASD. Topics covered include: dressing for different events, feeling anxious in social situations, public versus private behaviors, staying healthy, anxiety, depression, and feeling suicidal, social media issues, sexual harassment, finding and keeping friends (including a boyfriend or girlfriend), safe and responsible sex, and deciding to have sex with a partner, and more.
About the Author
A retired teacher and Speech-Language Pathologist, Mary Wrobel worked with students with autism or Asperger's syndrome for more than twenty-five years. She wrote Taking Care of Myself: A Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism/Asperger s to help teach students with disabilities how to live safe and healthy lives. She also trained both parents and professionals in the area of puberty and its accompanying safety, cleanliness, and health issues."