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Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum

Chantal Sicile-Kira
288 pages

ISBN 978-0399532368

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, author Chantal Sicile-Kira 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

"This book provides invaluable help and guidance to both parents and professionals. It is highly recommended." -Bernard Rimland, Ph.D., director of Autism Research Institute, founder of Autism Society of America

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