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Social Rules for Kids- The Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed

by Susan Diamond, MA

Reviewed by Angela Krout, Parent/MAAP Library Resource Manager
This is a ‘must have’ book for every individual with an autism disorder. It gives the top 100 ‘rules’ for social situations from talking and listening to manners. These all important skills are great for middle and high school students and well as an adult trying to navigate their social world.  
It is broken down in an easy to use format with one rule per page, what the speaker could say, how to respond and a ‘remember’ section at the bottom of the page.
This book could also be helpful in role playing different situations.  I would recommend this book to all parents, caretakers and individuals on the spectrum.

Made for Good Purpose

by Michael McManmon, Ph.D.

Many teenagers with Asperger’s Syndrome leave school feeling unsure of how to take the next steps in their lives. Leaving the comforts of home and facing the unknown can be daunting, but with the right support and advice these young adults can adapt and enjoy their newly-acquired independence. Filled with useful advice, easy-to-apply techniques, and personal anecdotes from both the author’s own experiences of Asperger’s Syndrome and those of his students, this book is a practical guide for helping young adults on the spectrum achieve independence and learn life-long skills of self-knowledge, self-sufficiency, and self-advocacy. With chapters on social skills, handling finances, keeping healthy, and succeeding in higher education or first employment, Dr. McManmon provides the encouragement that any young Aspie needs to make the transition from an adolescent into a happy, confident and engaged adult. This book will be essential reading for parents, young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism or learning differences, and any professionals who work with them. (Reviewed by Amazon)
Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1st edition; JAN 2012

Employment for Individuals With Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability: Stories and Strategies

by Yvona Fast


Succeeding in College With Asperger Syndrome

by John Harpur, Maria Lawlor, Michael Fitzgerald


Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying–Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social World

by Rebekah Heinrichs, Brenda Smith Myles (Foreword)


Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence: Living with the Ups, The Downs and Things in Between

by Liane Holliday Willey

 Contributors: Richards Howlin, Tony Attwood, Isabelle Henault, Steven Gutstein, Marc Willey, Liane Holliday Willey, Dennis Debbaudt, Rebecca Moeys, Jacqui Jackson, DeAnn Foley, Lise Pyles, Stephen Shore, and Mike Stanton. Foreword Luke Jackson

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence

by Luke Jackson, Tony Attwood


Right Address … Wrong Planet: Children with Asperger Syndrome Becoming Adults

by Gena Barnhill


Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success

by Brenda Smith Myles, Diane Adreon


Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbooks : A Workbook for Adults with Asperger Syndrome

by Roger N. Meyer


Aspergers on the Job

by Rudy Simone foreword by Dr. Temple Grandin

Up to 85% of the Asperger’s population are without full-time employment, though many have above-average intelligence.

Rudy Simone, an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome and an accomplished author, consultant, and musician, created this insightful resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, and to help people with Asperger’s find and keep gainful employment.

Rudy’s candid advice is based on her personal experiences and the experiences of over 50 adults with Asperger’s from all over the world, in addition to their employers and numerous experts in the field.

Detailed lists of "what the employee can do" and "to employers and advocates" provide balanced guidelines for success, while Rudy’s "Interview Tips" and "Personal Job Map" tools will help Aspergians, young or old, find their employment niche.

There is more to a job than what the tasks are. From social blunders, to sensory issues, to bullying by coworkers, Simone presents solutions to difficult challenges. Readers will be enriched, enlightened, and ready to work—together!

” target=”_blank”>Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success

by Barbara Bissonnette, Forward Motion Coaching

The Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide is designed to be a handy reference that readers can refer to again and again for guidance on specific job-related topics. The pragmatic recommendations will benefit individuals who are entering the workforce, as well as those who struggle to maintain employment, or who want to improve their performance and advance their careers.

Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum

by Chantal Sicile-Kira

Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum is a complete guide to the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of preteens and teenagers with autistic disorders, ranging from the relatively mild Asperger’s Syndrome to more severe ability impairment. 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 relationships, and dating
– Middle school, high school, and developing an Individual Educational Program
– Preparing for life after high school

” target=”_blank”>Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health: A Curriculum for Teaching Adolescents/Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Challenges

by Catherine Davies and Melissa Dubie, M.A.

This comprehensive and well-researched curriculum fills a long-felt need in the autism community–a frank, up-to-date resource on sexuality tailored to the unique characteristics of high-functioning adolescents and adults on the spectrum. Based on years of experience teaching sexual health and extensive familiarity with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, the authors present "all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask/teach", taking into the consideration the learning styles inherent in autism. The curriculum comes complete with lessons, activities, handouts, resources, and more. The accompanying CD contains all the handouts for easy duplication and individualization.

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