Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook of the Transition to Adulthood for Students with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
A comprehensive resource for students on the autism spectrum preparing for life after high school. Best-selling author/counselor Dr. Jed Baker offers life skills training on subjects such as non-verbal cues, body language, dealing with anger, frustration and anxiety, as well as building and maintaining friendships, roommates, and intimate relationships. He focuses on conversational and employment skills, ways to balance work/school with family demands, and problematic areas such as finances, emergencies and transportation matters. The assessment tools he provides for parents and the analysis of the laws that provide accommodations to adults with disabilities are not only critical for success in life after high school, they make the book invaluable.