1. Applying for a job. 2. Preparing for an interview. 3. How to be a good colleague at work. 4. Looking after my physical health. 5. Looking after my mental health. 6. Staying safe in my home.
Groundbreaking book on writing effective Social Stories (TM) to help younger adults with autism enter the adult world with confidence
Dr Siobhan Timmins worked as a paediatrician until her son was diagnosed with autism. Siobhan is now an approved Satellite Trainer in Social Stories (TM) and an Associated Specialist at a special school in Essex.
Social Stories provide the elusive social information and guidance
needed by those who have autism. This new resource will facilitate
the application of Social Stories to the many issues experienced by
adults with autism, from employment to managing emotions. The
stories will create and consolidate achievements and facilitate
successful navigation of the social and emotional landscape. --
Tony Attwood PhD, Clinical Psychologist and author of 'The Complete
Guide to Asperger's Syndrome'
This is an indispensable resource for anyone supporting young people and adults with autism. It applies the well-established strategies of Social Stories, which have been proven to be highly effective for a broad range of issues through childhood, and applies it to the most pertinent challenges adulthood. This book will guide readers through how to explain abstract and complex concepts related to employment, and maintaining physical and mental health from the perspective of people with ASD. Dr Siobhan Timmins fills a void in the literature by writing this unique book. I cannot recommend it more highly. -- Marianna Murin, Principal Clinical Psychologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, author and ASD & LD Module Lead for CYP IAPT at Anna Freud Centre and UCL
Totally absorbed from start to finish and covers many articles that me and my family have experienced or are dealing with. Particularly, the workplace scenarios were very helpful and I could relate many of my sons experiences and gain support and confidence from. Furthermore, how teaching them the importance of maintaining their physical and mental health needs, helps and encourages them to carry on learning and growing. As a parent whose son was diagnosed at the age 20 and is trying to understand the complexities of the Autism spectrum, this book will help me enormously to support my son through life challenges that are to come. -- Debra White, parent
I found this book absolutely fascinating. It really made me think just how much social information you need in all the different aspects of life. What's great too is that it's not just a book of Social Articles - it's a book about why they are needed. Covering vital adult topics such as job-hunting, the workplace, maintaining health and learning about life stories, the book works well for readers of different neurotypes, as well as those supporting autistic people across the spectrum. -- Lorraine MacAlister, Author of 'Toilet Training and the Autism Spectrum' and Autism Training Consultant