Taking care of myself2 : for teenagers and young adults with ASD.
By: Wrobel, Mary.Publisher: Arlington, TX : Future Horizons Inc., 2017Description: xii, 179 pages : 28 cm illustrations.Content type: text Media type: unmediated ISBN: 9781941765302.Subject(s): AUTISM | ADOLESCENTS | YOUNG ADULTS | PERSONAL HYGIENE | HEALTHY LIVING | RELATIONSHIPS | PERSONAL SAFETY | SEXUALITY
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1. Hygiene and grooming. - 2. Staying healthy. - 3. Public behaviour. - 4. Relationships. - 5. Personal safety. - 6. Sex and sexual relationships.
Taking Care of Myself2 is written specifically for teenagers and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It is an instructional book to be used by parents, instructors, therapists, and individuals on the autism spectrum. Most of the information is written concisely, however, simple how-to lists are included. Teenagers and young adults with ASD typically want what everyone in their age group wants. Being able to fit in, being as independent as possible, and developing relationships, including friendships, as well as loving, intimate relationships, are important to individuals with ASD. Fitting in involves looking and acting appropriately, typical of their age peers and feeling comfortable in public and social situations. Topics such as, dressing for different events, feeling anxious in social situations, and public versus private behaviors are included in this book. Being independent means understanding and managing their health and personal safety, to the best of their ability. This includes important topics such as staying healthy, anxiety, depression, feeling suicidal, social media, sexual harassment and even rape." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE