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Been There. Done That. Try This! An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth

by Tony Attwood, Craig R Evans and Anita Lesko Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
02/2014
ISBN:
9781849059640
Format:
Pbk 352 pages
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The world's Aspie mentors pass on their insights for successful living! Temple Grandin, Anita Lesko, Liane Holliday Willey, Jennifer O'Toole and many others, offer words of wisdom on coping with key stressors such as self-esteem, employment, friendship, and love. Based on their personal experience, this book is chock full of advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that!  Illustrated with artwork from Aspie artists showing how they visually interpret each stressor, each chapter also includes step-by-step suggestions for overcoming the issue at hand from Asperger's Syndrome expert Dr. Tony Attwood.  Launching a mentorship movement within the autism community to help each other find success, this is an inspirational guide to life by Aspies for Aspies.

Introduction. The 17 Stressors. 1. Overcoming Anxiety. 2. Overcoming Poor Self-Esteem. 3. Overcoming Depression. 4. Living with
Meltdowns. 5. Making and Keeping Friends. 6. Getting and Keeping a Job. 7. Accepting and Working with Change. 8. Understanding and Expressing
Emotions. 9. Living with Sensory Issues. 10. Living with Personal Management Issues. 11. Understanding and Succeeding with Intimacy, Dating, Sex and
Marriage. 12. "Faking It". 13. Disclosing a Diagnosis. 14. Bullying. 15. Choosing a Career. 16. Improving Empathetic Attunement. 17. Should I be Tested
for Asperger's? About the Aspie Mentors. Meet the Aspie Mentors. The Survey Demographics. The Survey Questionnaire. Resources.

I was impressed by the range and depth of the material making this a great resource for clinicians, as well as for adults with ASD and their friends, partners and relatives... The contributors are a brilliant, insightful group of people who provide rich, unique ideas on how to navigate the tricky waters of life, despite having a highly complex, little-understood neurological condition. I was blown away by this book and just couldn't put it down! Every adult with what used to be called Asperger Syndrome of High-Functioning Autism (AS/HFA) should include this on their reading list!
Tony Attwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, with over 30 years of experience with individuals with
autism spectrum disorders. He is currently adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University in Queensland. He is the best-selling
author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome and Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Craig R.
Evans is stepfather to a son with Asperger's Syndrome and is the founder of the online autism community Autism Hangout. Anita
Lesko was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at the age of 50 and is the author of Asperger Syndrome: When Life Hands you
Lemons.