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Author Gaus, Valerie L.

Title Living well on the spectrum : how to use your strengths to meet the challenges of Asperger syndrome/high-functioning autism / Valerie L. Gaus ; foreword by Stephen Shore.

Publication Info. New York : Guilford Press, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  616.8588 GAUS    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  616.8982 GAUS    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  616.858 GAU    DUE 05-30-23 Billed
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  616.85882 G274L    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 383 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary "Being "different" is old news for adults with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism (AS/HFA), whether they were diagnosed as children or only recently. Meeting a huge demand and providing indispensable practical guidance, prominent therapist Valerie Gaus shows how difference can be a strength. By mastering specific coping and problem-solving skills that "neurotypical" folks take for granted, people with AS/HFA can achieve greater success in everything from dealing with daily routines and social interactions to building a career and negotiating intimate relationships. The straight-talking, methodical writing style is expressly tailored to this audience's preferences and needs. The book is packed with questionnaires and worksheets that help readers pinpoint their areas of greatest concern and develop personalized action plans to build the life they want"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A typical day in your life : problems and solutions -- A unique brain : how thinking differences can affect your daily life -- How social differences can be vulnerabilities and strengths -- The role of your emotional differences -- How sensory and movement differences can affect your interactions with your environment -- Positive solutions : your bag of tricks -- At home -- At work -- At school -- In the Community -- Building friendships -- Dating, sex, and marriage -- Health -- Putting yourself in charge of your life and finding help when you need it.
Subject Asperger's syndrome -- Psychological aspects.
Asperger's syndrome -- Social aspects.
Asperger's syndrome -- Patients -- Life skills guides.
ISBN 9781606236345 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
1606236342 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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