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Been there, done that--try this! : an Aspie's guide to life on earth / edited by Tony Attwood, Craig R. Evans, and Anita Lesko.

By: Attwoord, Tony
Contributor(s): Attwood, Tony | Evans, Craig R | Lesko, Anita
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014Description: 335 pages ; 23 cmISBN: 9781849059640 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Adulthood | Books by autistic authors | Essay collections | Asperger’s syndrome | Adult diagnosis | Mental health | Romantic relationships and sexuality | Mental health | Self-esteem | Employment | Friendship
Contents:
Preface -- The 17 stressors -- Overcoming anxiety -- Overcoming poor self-esteem -- Accepting and working with change -- Living with meltdowns -- Overcoming depression -- Living with sensory issues -- Making and keeping friends -- Living with personal management issues -- Understanding and succeeding with intimacy, dating, sex and marriage -- Understanding and expressing emotions -- "Faking it" -- Getting and keeping a job -- Disclosing a diagnosis -- Bullying -- Choosing a career -- Improving empathetic attunement -- Should I be tested for Asperger's/HFA? -- About the Aspie mentors -- Meet the Aspie mentors -- Contributing artists -- Appendix : the survey questionnaire -- Links and resources.
Summary: The world’s Aspie mentors pass on their insights for successful living! Temple Grandin, Anita Lesko, Liane Holliday Willey, Jennifer O’Toole and many others offer words of wisdom on coping with key stressors such as self-esteem, employment, friendship, and love. Based on their personal experience, this book is chock full of advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that! Illustrated with artwork from Aspie artists showing how they visually interpret each stressor, each chapter also includes step-by-step suggestions for overcoming the issue at hand from Asperger’s Syndrome expert Dr. Tony Attwood.
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Preface -- The 17 stressors -- Overcoming anxiety -- Overcoming poor self-esteem -- Accepting and working with change -- Living with meltdowns -- Overcoming depression -- Living with sensory issues -- Making and keeping friends -- Living with personal management issues -- Understanding and succeeding with intimacy, dating, sex and marriage -- Understanding and expressing emotions -- "Faking it" -- Getting and keeping a job -- Disclosing a diagnosis -- Bullying -- Choosing a career -- Improving empathetic attunement -- Should I be tested for Asperger's/HFA? -- About the Aspie mentors -- Meet the Aspie mentors -- Contributing artists -- Appendix : the survey questionnaire -- Links and resources.

The world’s Aspie mentors pass on their insights for successful living! Temple Grandin, Anita Lesko, Liane Holliday Willey, Jennifer O’Toole and many others offer words of wisdom on coping with key stressors such as self-esteem, employment, friendship, and love. Based on their personal experience, this book is chock full of advice from Aspie mentors who have all been there and done that! Illustrated with artwork from Aspie artists showing how they visually interpret each stressor, each chapter also includes step-by-step suggestions for overcoming the issue at hand from Asperger’s Syndrome expert Dr. Tony Attwood.