AWKWARD: The Social Dos and Don'ts of Being a Young Adult breaks down family, friends, work, and community social situations to help provide tips on socially acceptable behavior in everyday situations. Each situation includes examples of dos and doníts that related to different perspectives and learning styles. The "do" section is intended to teach specific actions that can be performed to help a situation go well, and the "don't" section is intended to help teach people which actions to avoid in order to prevent awkward or unpleasant interactions.
About the Authors:
Carlos Torres is an author, coach, and therapist of kids and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He creates curriculum and designs groups for adolescents and young adults with autism, as well as coaches special needs sports teams. With a background in special education, he now works full-time designing skills programs and behavioral interventions for an in-home autism treatment program. He lives in Wisconsin.
Katie Saint is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and licensed professional therapist. She presents locally and internationally on topics related to Autism, mental health, and Applied Behavior Analysis, and has a private mental health counseling practice. She is also the Director of Training at an autism treatment program, and has designed college courses as well as published books and articles related to mental health. She lives in Wisconsin.