The world's Aspie mentors pass on their insights for successful living!
Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Stephen M. Shore, and many others, offer words of wisdom on coping with daily stressors such as self-esteem, employment, friendship, and love. Based on their personal experience, this book is chock full of advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that!
Each chapter ends with recommendations for overcoming the issue at hand from Asperger's Syndrome expert Dr. Tony Attwood and the book also includes evocative artwork from Aspie artists showing how they visually interpret each stressor.
Launching a mentorship movement within the autism community to help each other find success, this is an inspirational guide to life by Aspies for Aspies.
Preface. The 17 Stressors. 1. Overcoming Anxiety. 2. Overcoming Poor Self-Esteem. 3. Accepting and Working with Change. 4. Living with Meltdowns. 5. Overcoming Depression. 6. Living with Sensory Issues. 7. Making and Keeping Friends. 8. Living with Personal Management Issues. 9. Understanding and Succeeding with Intimacy, Dating, Sex and Marriage. 10. Understanding and Expressing Emotions. 11. "Faking It". 12. Getting and Keeping a Job. 13. Disclosing a Diagnosis. 14. Bullying. 15. Choosing a Career. 16. 16. Improving Empathetic Attunement. 17. Should I be Tested for Asperger's/HFA? About the Aspie Mentors. Meet the Aspie Mentors. Contributing Artists. Appendix: The Survey Questionnaire. Links and Resources.
About the Editors:
Tony Attwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, with over 30 years of experience with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. He is currently adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland.
Craig R. Evans is stepfather to a son with Asperger's Syndrome and is the founder of the online autism community Autism Hangout.
Anita Lesko was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at the age of 50 and is the author of Asperger Syndrome: When Life Hands you Lemons.