Living Well on the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism

Author(s) : Valerie L. Gaus

Living Well on the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism

Book Details

  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Published : 2011
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 344
  • Category :
    Autism and Aspergers
  • Catalogue No : 31933
  • ISBN 13 : 9781606236345
  • ISBN 10 : 1606236342

Also by Valerie L. Gaus

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Being different is old news for adults with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism (AS/HFA), whether they were diagnosed as children or only recently. Meeting a huge demand and providing indispensable practical guidance, prominent therapist Valerie Gaus shows how difference can be a strength. By mastering specific coping and problem-solving skills that neurotypical folks take for granted, people with AS/HFA can achieve greater success in everything from dealing with daily routines and social interactions to building a career and negotiating intimate relationships. The straight-talking, methodical writing style is expressly tailored to this audiences preferences and needs. The book is packed with questionnaires and worksheets that help readers pinpoint their areas of greatest concern and develop personalized action plans to build the life they want. This book will be important reading for adults with AS/HFA and their family members; also of interest to mental health professionals and students.

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