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Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

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Typically, ASD high school graduates are unprepared for the transition to independence. Early, ongoing training in the social skills crucial to establishing successful adult relationships—in college, vocational school, residential living, or on the job—can help. He also guides readers through the legal, financial, educational, vocational, and community resources available...more
Paperback, 357 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Future Horizons
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Kia
I borrowed this book from the ECAC lending library. This is a good book to read if your child is at least 14 since it deals with the subjects such as, College yes or no, living situations after age 18 - group homes, assisted living etc, and applying for SSI and medicaid for your child. Its a little dated since there are some protections in terms of health insurance etc your child gets past age 18 but the information as to what to do is still relevant.

The book has several exercises for how to de...more
Dawn
This is an excellent if you want a book on social skills which has precise guidelines and scripts on what to do in most situations, from what to say on the phone to what to do with potential friends. It has a large section for caregivers too, but the main focus of the book are the young adult readers...for the most part, the "what to do when your child has..." sections are kept to minimum. The sections do have instructions for teachers, though.
I liked this book very much and would recommend it.
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