Independent living with autism : your roadmap to success / Wendela Whitcomb MarshPublisher: Arlington, TX : Future Horizons, Inc., 2020Copyright date: 2020Description: 341 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781949177046.Subject(s): AUTISM | YOUNG ADULTS | ADULTS | LIFE SKILLS | INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS | COMMUNICATION SKILLS | SENSORY ISSUES | TIME MANAGEMENT | MONEY MANAGEMENT | LEISURE SKILLS | RELATIONSHIPS | DATING | EMPLOYMENT
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-341).
PART I: SOLUTIONS -- Navigating the road trip of your life -- 1. Intro to adulting (unfolding the road map) -- 2. Intro to communication (he said, she said) -- 3. Intro to social navigation (avoiding the road blocks -- 4. Intro to sensory challenges -- 5. Intro to interests and behavior patterns -- 6. Intro to mannerisms -- PART II HOUSING -- A place of your own -- 7. Leaving the nest -- 8. Living alone -- 9. Living with others -- PART III INDEPENDENCE -- 10. Time management -- 11. Transportation management -- 12. Money management -- 13. Self management -- 14. Self advocacy -- 15. Disclosure -- PART IV RECREATION -- 16. Clubs and groups -- 17. Solitary pursuits -- 18. Friendship -- 19. Dating and romance -- PART V EMPLOYMENT -- 20. Ready to work -- 21. Interview skills -- 22. You're hired! -- PART V1 THE BIG PICTURE --One last pep talk -- ATLAS -- A collection of maps to show the way.
"Independent Living with Autism is a guide for young adults with autism leaving the shelter of school and looking for guidance in the important tasks of adult life. It is also for the more mature adult who has long struggled with the feeling different from the rest of the world, misunderstanding social cues and being misunderstood, who is finally diagnosed with (or suspects) an autism spectrum disorder. This book will help ASD adults find practical, easy to follow guidance in the most important aspects of successful adult life."-- Amazon.com.