Synopses & Reviews
The teenage years are a time when being social is the #1 priority for kids. But for kids with Asperger's, who have acute social challenges, these years can be the most difficult, confusing time in their lives. Enter J. D. Kraus, a young man who has been there, done that! He offers practical advice to his peers so they can get the most out of middle school and high school, both academically and socially. From sensory sensitivity to awkwardness, dating to driving, he tackles it all! Parents and teachers will love seeing life through J. D.'s eyes, plus "Notes to Parents" sections offer great advice for caregivers and educators alike. Inside you'll find chapters on:
- Organization and School
- Sensory Sensitivity
- Motor Skills and Awkwardness
- Socializing and Friendships
- Dating and Relationships
- Obsessions and Creativity
- And more!
"The Aspie Teen’s Survival Guide is so personal, so engaging, and so immediate, it’s like having a big brother or mentor who’s 'been there' show you the way, to minimize your scrapes and bumps. No matter what your connection to Asperger’s or where you are in your AS journey, this is an invaluable source of validation, inspiration, and information … you can keep on using these tips the rest of your life." Rudy Simone Author of Asperger’s on the Job and Aspergirls
About the Author
J. D. Kraus was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in the fourth grade. Now a student at the University of Cincinnati, he continues to overcome challenges and embrace his differences.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What is Asperger’s Syndrome?
Chapter 2: Organization and School
Chapter 3: Transitioning
Chapter 4: Sensitive Senses
Chapter 5: Motor Skills and Awkwardness
Chapter 6: Stress & Its Associates
Chapter 7: Oh no, Driving!
Chapter 8: Learning Language
Chapter 9: Bullying
Chapter 10: Socializing and Friendships
Chapter 11: Dating and Relationships
Chapter 12: Obsessions and Creativity
Chapter 13: Final Notes