A Guide to Successfully Prepare Spectrum Kids for Adulthood
ISBN13 : 9781949177749
Author(s) : Dr Temple Grandin
Publisher : Future Horizons, 2022
SKU : 5562BK
Parents, teachers, therapists, and anyone who cares about a child or teen on the autism spectrum need this essential roadmap to prepare our youth for being successful adults in today’s world.
Since the first edition of The Loving Push, the prevalence rate of children diagnosed as autistic has only continued to rise. Greater numbers of children are transitioning into adulthood with a spectrum label than ever before.
Best-selling author, autism advocate, and animal science professor Dr. Temple Grandin joins psychologist and autism specialist Dr. Debra Moore in spelling out which steps you can take to restore your child’s hope and motivation―and what you must avoid. Eight life stories told by people on the autism spectrum, including chapters on subjects like how to get kids off their computers, how to build on their strengths and get back to caring about their lives, and how to find a path to a successful, meaningful life make this a “must read book!”
The greatest gifts we can give a child are those that help them grow into their best self. Parents and professionals alike strive to guide young people in developing a sense of self-worth and functioning in line with their highest capabilities. No matter what specific challenges a child may face, success is reaching the level of independence and engagement in the world they are realistically capable of achieving is the top priority.
Dr Temple Grandin is one of the world's most accomplished and well known adults with autism. Diagnosed with autism as a child, she went on to complete her PhD in animal science from the University of Illinois and is now a professor at Colorado State University. She is the author of six books, including the bestsellers Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism, and The Way I See It.
Dr. Grandin is a past member of the board of directors of the Autism Society of America. She lectures to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. on her experiences with autism, and her work has been covered in the New York Times and People. Most recently she was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of the year. The HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards.
Debra Moore, Ph.D., is a psychologist who has worked extensively with children, teens, and adults with high functioning autism (HFA) and Asperger's. In addition to providing direct clinical services, she wrote newspaper and magazine columns for over 20 years. Most recently, she contributed to The Nine Degrees of Autism, which outlines a positive developmental model of the process and stages adults experience when they realize they are on the spectrum.