Taking Care of Myself 2: For Teenagers & Young Adults with ASD
Author(s): Mary Wrobel
Written for teenagers and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), this instructional book is also for parents, instructors, and therapists to help teens on the autism spectrum. The information is written in an easy-to-understand manner with simple how-to lists. This book is geared for use in an instructional or home setting for any teenager or young adult with ASD. Topics covered include: dressing for different events, feeling anxious in social situations, public versus private behaviors, staying healthy, anxiety, depression, and feeling suicidal, social media issues, sexual harassment, finding and keeping friends (including a boyfriend or girlfriend), safe and responsible sex, and deciding to have sex with a partner, and more.
A retired teacher and speech-language pathologist, Mary Wrobel worked with students with autism or Asperger’s syndrome for more than twenty-five years. She wrote Taking Care of Myself2 for Teenagers and Young Adults with to help teach students with autism and Asperger’s how to live safe and healthy lives. She also trained both parents and professionals in the area of puberty and its accompanying safety, cleanliness, and health issues. This is Mary Wrobel’s third publication with Future Horizons. Her book, Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism, won an IParenting Media Award.