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Parents' Practical Guide to Resilience for Preteens and Teenagers on the Autism Spectrum

by Jeanette Purkis and Emma Goodall Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
05/2018
ISBN:
9781785922756
Format:
Pbk 200 pages
Price:
AU$29.99 NZ$33.03
Product Status: In Stock Now
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This book empowers parents of autistic young people aged 11 to 20 to help them promote resilience in their child. Full of suggestions and simple activities, this easy-to-use resource will help guide parents on how to build the foundations of resilience and independence for situations such as negotiating sexuality and relationships, entering employment or living away from home.


 


It includes information about the main developmental stages for preteens and teens on the autism spectrum, and will take parents through life events and milestones at different ages and identify where difficulties and barriers to resilience may arise and how to address them.

Chapter 1. Resilience and Autistic Preteens, Teenagers and Young Adults. Chapter 2. Resilience and Autistic children aged 11-15 Years. Chapter 3. Autistic Children aged 11-15: Strategies and Activities around Building Resilience. Chapter 4. Common Characteristics of Autistic Young People aged 16-20 Years. Chapter 5. Young Autistic Adults ages 16-20: Strategies and Activities around Building Resilience. Chapter 6. Failing Successfully.

'This book offers parents a range of practical strategies to meet the challenge of re-orienting their children towards self-confidence, optimism and hope.'


- Vicki Bitsika, AM, PhD, MAPS, Professor of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Director for the Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bond University
Jeanette Purkis is an autistic and non-binary advocate, speaker and mentor. Jeanette is the author of five books on elements of autism and is a regular blogger. Jeanette presented for TEDx Canberra in 2013 on the topic of autism and resilience and has been a keynote speaker at a number of events including the 2017 Asia Pacific Autism Conference and both the 2018 and the 2017 Autism@Work conferences.


Jeanette has worked in the Australian Public Service since 2007. They have facilitated a support group for autistic women in Canberra since 2011 and host a regular online radio program called Jeanette’s Autism Show.


Jeanette is highly visible in the autism community. They were named the 2016 ACT Volunteer of the Year. Jeanette was also a finalist in the 2017 ACT Woman of the Year award. Jeanette has received several awards for leadership. Jeanette featured in the ABC documentary Alone in a Crowded Room.


 


 


Emma Goodall, PhD, is a Senior Autism Advisor in South Australia and an executive committee member of the Australian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR) as well as an executive committee member for the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand (ASAN Aus/NZ). Emma has volunteered for an HIV support service, was married and divorced by the age of 22 and has a range of friends across all genders and with a variety of sexualities. As an educator, she understands the damage that bad information can cause in relation to being able to live happily and enjoy one's sexuality. Emma lives in Adelaide, South Australia, with her partner.