Aspergers and Adulthood: A Guide to Working, Loving, and Living With Aspergers Syndrome

Aspergers and Adulthood: A Guide to Working, Loving, and Living With Aspergers Syndrome

by Blythe Grossberg, PsyD Author

Geared towards autistic "new adults" (people who are just getting out on their own), this book has clear, straightforward rules and advice for navigating work (particularly choosing a field and finding a job), relationships (including socializing, friendships, and dating), moving into an apartment, and taking care of your own basic needs including co-existing conditions. The author is a learning specialist who teaches life skills to autistic teens. This short book is aimed at teaching basic skills to people who are aging out of youth services and programs. Sections include a listing of types of workplaces that tend to be good fits with autistic workers; how to find suitable roommates, "being cool," when to disclose your diagnosis, and how to find more help when you need it.