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Item Nr: B 95734 Title: Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest: Achieving Supported Independence
Grade Lvl: T Author:
Length: 272 Prod/Pub: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Copyright: 2009 Series:
Book Type: N Biographee:
Copies: 2 Loan Period: 14 days
 
  Provides a guide for parents on how to prepare their children for adulthood, and describes in detail the kinds of services people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) need in order to live independently, away from the parental home. The author explains the importance of the cognitive abilities that enable us to regulate behavior and adapt to changing situations, known as Executive Functions, and how an individual's deficits in this area can be especially problematic in the adult world. The book provides approaches to managing Executive Function Deficits and describes an innovative therapeutic program that successfully allows adults with ASDs to live with their peers and develop meaningful adult relationships.

  Subjects:
  1902 - ARL
  1872 - ASPERGER'S SYNDROME
  1332 - AUTISM/ASD
  579 - DISABILITIES
  1915 - EXECUTIVE FUNCTION
  1465 - SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS/PERSONS
  1496 - TRANSITION (SPEC ED.)