The ASD Independence Workbook: Transition Skills for Teens and Young Adults with Autism

The ASD Independence Workbook: Transition Skills for Teens and Young Adults with Autism

The ASD Independence Workbook: Transition Skills for Teens and Young Adults with Autism

The ASD Independence Workbook: Transition Skills for Teens and Young Adults with Autism


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The ASD Independence Workbook offers powerful skills to help teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) successfully navigate the skills required for daily living and integration into their communities.

Teens and young adults with ASD face many unique challenges on the road to growing up. Daily interactions that we often take for granted—yet are imperative for living independently—can be particularly difficult. People with ASD require practice with simple activities and interactions in school, in the community, and on the job site. So how can you help the teen in your life gain the skills needed to successfully transition into adulthood?

This easy-to-follow and engaging workbook is designed to help young adults ages fourteen and up develop invaluable communication skills and practice with interactions they would encounter in everyday life. Teens will also find information on topics that are imperative for a successful transition into adulthood—including health and safety, self-care, and more. This unique book not only focuses on what adaptive skills are needed in the real world, but also gives teens with ASD the ability to practice these skills, either independently or with a teacher/caregiver.

Give the teen in your life the gift of independence. With this workbook, they will be one step closer to leading full, productive, and meaningful lives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684030644
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Series: Instant Help for Teens Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 270,245
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Francis Tabone, PhD, is head of the Cooke Center for Learning and Development. He has been both a teacher and administrator for the Department of Education in New York, NY, developing innovative programming for special-needs students. Tabone serves as adjunct professor of special education at several colleges and universities. He resides in New York, NY.

Judith Newman is author of To Siri With Love, a collection of illuminating stories about life with an autistic son. In addition to books and personal essays, Newman writes for magazines about entertainment, science, business, beauty, health, and popular culture. Her work has been featured in a variety of publications. Newman, her husband, and their twin sons reside in New York, NY.

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Introduction 1

Part 1 Communication Skills

Activity 1 Identifying the Topic 5

Activity 2 Knowing the Difference Between On-Topic and Off-Topic 10

Activity 3 Appropriate Conversation Starters 15

Activity 4 Asking for Help 18

Activity 5 Requesting Items 22

Activity 6 Asking Clarifying Questions 26

Activity 7 Idiomatic Speech 31

Activity 8 Entering and Exiting a Conversation 36

Activity 9 Body Language 40

Activity 10 Posture for Effective Communication 43

Part 2 Health, Hygiene, and Safety

Activity 11 Creating a Hygiene Kit 49

Activity 12 Morning Routine and Mirror Check 53

Activity 13 Wardrobe Maintenance 57

Activity 14 Healthy Eating Habits 63

Activity 15 Navigating the Community 68

Activity 16 Home Safety Checklist 73

Activity 17 In Case of Emergency 79

Activity 18 Public vs. Private Information 84

Activity 19 Record Keeping 89

Activity 20 Who Can Help? 98

Part 3 Leisure Time

Activity 21 Interest Inventory 104

Activity 22 The Differences Between Work and Hobbies 109

Activity 23 Finding Resources to Support Your Hobbies 113

Activity 24 Sharing Your Interests 116

Activity 25 Group Activities 120

Activity 26 Balancing Your Time 124

Activity 27 Using Schedules 128

Activity 28 Budgeting for Leisure 133

Activity 29 Online Safety During Leisure Activities 137

Activity 30 Planning a Leisure Activity 144

Part 4 Community Use

Activity 31 Knowing Your Community 148

Activity 32 Supportive, Social, and Other Essential Resources in your Community 152

Activity 33 Identifying Services In the Community 155

Activity 34 Don't Let Others Take Advantage of You 159

Activity 35 Running Errands 163

Activity 36 Interacting with Community Workers 166

Activity 37 What to Take with You 170

Activity 38 What to Think About Before Your Outing 173

Activity 39 Planning an Outing 177

Activity 40 Problem Solving When Things Go Wrong 181


Tabone resides in New York, NY.

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