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Successful Social Articles into Adulthood: Growing Up with Social Stories (TM) - Growing Up with Social Stories (TM) (Paperback)
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Successful Social Articles into Adulthood: Growing Up with Social Stories ™ - Growing Up with Social Stories ™ (Paperback)

Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 21/08/2018
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The first book that explains how to use Social Stories ™ to support younger adults with autism focuses on some of the most common issues that arise as they enter the adult world. Siobhan Timmins explores the thinking that can lead to particularly problematic situations, and shows how to construct effective stories that can enlarge understanding and reshape thinking to help young adults with autism approach the work in a confident and constructive way. The stories engage with the various stages of applying for a job, adjusting to a work environment, maintaining physical and mental health, and staying safe. Along with the sample stories are explanations of how to create your own story to develop further understanding and draw connections between each story and the issues they explore. From practical skills such as dressing for an interview, to identifying emotions and recognising symptoms of depression, this book takes Social Stories ™ a major step further and adapts them to the realities of adult life.

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781785921384
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 229 x 158 x 14 mm

Social Stories provide the elusive social information and guidance needed by those who have autism. This new resource will facilitate the application of Social Stories to the many issues experienced by adults with autism, from employment to managing emotions. The stories will create and consolidate achievements and facilitate successful navigation of the social and emotional landscape. -- Tony Attwood PhD, Clinical Psychologist and author of 'The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome'
This is an indispensable resource for anyone supporting young people and adults with autism. It applies the well-established strategies of Social Stories, which have been proven to be highly effective for a broad range of issues through childhood, and applies it to the most pertinent challenges adulthood. This book will guide readers through how to explain abstract and complex concepts related to employment, and maintaining physical and mental health from the perspective of people with ASD. Dr Siobhan Timmins fills a void in the literature by writing this unique book. I cannot recommend it more highly. -- Marianna Murin, Principal Clinical Psychologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, author and ASD & LD Module Lead for CYP IAPT at Anna Freud Centre and UCL
Totally absorbed from start to finish and covers many articles that me and my family have experienced or are dealing with. Particularly, the workplace scenarios were very helpful and I could relate many of my sons experiences and gain support and confidence from. Furthermore, how teaching them the importance of maintaining their physical and mental health needs, helps and encourages them to carry on learning and growing. As a parent whose son was diagnosed at the age 20 and is trying to understand the complexities of the Autism spectrum, this book will help me enormously to support my son through life challenges that are to come. -- Debra White, parent
I found this book absolutely fascinating. It really made me think just how much social information you need in all the different aspects of life. What's great too is that it's not just a book of Social Articles - it's a book about why they are needed. Covering vital adult topics such as job-hunting, the workplace, maintaining health and learning about life stories, the book works well for readers of different neurotypes, as well as those supporting autistic people across the spectrum. -- Lorraine MacAlister, Author of 'Toilet Training and the Autism Spectrum' and Autism Training Consultant

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