by Valerie L Gaus
Navigating the "neurotypical" world with Asperger syndrome or
high-functioning autism (AS/HFA) can be extremely stressful. But by
understanding the specific ways your brain works differently--and how to
tap into your personal strengths--you can greatly enhance your
well-being. In this wise and practical book, experienced therapist
Valerie L. Gaus helps you identify goals that will make your life better
and take concrete steps to achieve them. Grounded in psychological
science, the techniques in this book help you:
*Learn the unspoken rules of social situations.
*Improve your communication skills.
*Get organized at home and at work.
*Manage anxiety and depression.
*Strengthen your relationships with family and friends.
*Live more successfully on your own or with others.
A wealth of stories, questionnaires, worksheets, and
concrete examples help you find personalized solutions to problems you
are likely to encounter. You can download and print additional copies of
the worksheets for repeated use. Of special note, the Introduction was
updated in 2017 with the latest information on how autism spectrum
disorder is defined in DSM-5. Finally, a compassionate, knowledgeable,
positive guide to living well on the spectrum.