A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome by Genevieve Edmonds, E. Veronica Bliss

By Genevieve Edmonds, E. Veronica Bliss

A Self-Determined destiny with Asperger Syndrome provides an empowering, useful method of supporting individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to be successful in school, at paintings, at domestic and in lifestyles.

The authors spotlight how treating AS as a 'problem' is unproductive, and suggest an answer centred procedure which acknowledges and makes use of the strengths of individuals with AS to foster mutual admire and understanding.

Drawing on either their own event and data of counseling, the authors use anecdotes and tales to teach how individuals with AS cope in daily events. in addition they illustrate how powerful conversation and figuring out of a person's wishes and pursuits are key to enhancing lifestyle for individuals with AS. the ultimate element of the booklet contains functional worksheets and assets to assist individuals with AS to acknowledge their achievements and paintings in the direction of their objectives.

This e-book might be of curiosity to those that are tormented by AS, their households and the folk who paintings with them.

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The difficulty with research is that it doesn’t very often mirror real life. The NICE guidelines also do not give advice for people with AS who experience mental health difficulties. Much of what is available in terms of treatment is given by professionals without specific knowledge of autism, or by professionals without the ability to apply such knowledge as is available without superimposing their own values and views of acceptable behaviour onto those of the client. Consequently they may compound the different-ness, confusion, anxiety and isolation that people with AS often feel.

M: Well…well…they didn’t say anything about how I was dressed or what I ate for breakfast. Oh wait. Yes. Mum did say I should have eaten something else for breakfast. But I didn’t say anything back. V: Ah…so sometimes you can be picked on and not start an argument? What a skill. How do you do that? M: Um…I don’t know. I guess sometimes I just ignore it. So it turns out that Mike has quite a few skills and strategies he is already using, but it sounds like he has not thought much about these. Putting words to the excellent coping skills he has will make him more likely to do them again in the future.

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