Preparing for Life

The complete guide for transitioning to adulthood for those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

ISBN13 : 9781932565331

Author(s) : Dr. Jed Baker

Publisher : Future Horizons, 2006

SKU : 3057BK

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Typically, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) high school graduates are unprepared for the transition to independence. Ongoing training in the social skills crucial to establishing successful adult relationships-in college, vocational school, residential living, or on the job-can help.

Author of the best-selling Social Skills Picture Book, Dr. Jed Baker guides readers through the legal, financial, educational, vocational, and community resources available to graduates who suffer from ASD after graduation.

This easy-to-follow resource offers a complete toolbox of social skills and the means to attain them.

The value of the book lies in the 73 "Skill Lessons" targeting nonverbal communication, empathy, anger/anxiety management, conversational skills, and employment-related skills-which can be taught by parents, teachers, or professionals.

"It is my philosophy that the skills in this book and others do not represent a model of social correctness. They are, however, ideas of how to behave that may help students reach their own goals. . . . The message is, don't alter the uniqueness that makes you special in so many great ways-just add to what you can do." - Dr. Jed Baker

Having earned his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Albany, Dr. Jed Baker is a behavioural consultant for several New Jersey school districts. Dr Baker also presents lectures all over the world on social skills training, and is on the board of directors of the Asperger's Syndrome Education Network, Inc. (ASPEN).