A Full Life With Autism

A Full Life With Autism

From Learning to Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence

Book - 2012 | 1st ed
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"In the next five years, hundreds of thousands of children with autism spectrum disorder will reach adulthood. And while diagnosis and treatment for children has improved dramatically in recent years, no one is answering the question that plagues so many parents: What happens to my child when I am no longer able to care for or assist him? In this ground-breaking book, autism expert Chantal Sicile-Kira and her son Jeremy take on the challenge of planning for the full lifespan."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents: Transitioning our young adult, transitioning ourselves
Creating lifelong community and personal supports
Life skills for a life span
Social relationships : friendships, shared interests, and enjoyment
Love and intimacy : relationships, romance, partnerships, and marriage
Living arrangements : housing and home skills
Support staff : needed qualities, skills, and beliefs
The adult learning environment : college and adult education
Employment : earning a living
Closing comment : finding our way together to create positive outcomes
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 616.85882 S PBK
Characteristics: xxv, 228 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Sicile-Kira, Jeremy
ISBN: 9780230112469
0230112463

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JCLLisaJ Mar 21, 2013

Each year more young adults are leaving their school years behind and entering adulthood where there is often a lack of options and services. The author and her son provide candid insight into living a full life on the autism spectrum.

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