*NOTE: Since this list was created, we have added a few more books to the list, so there are now more than 10.
#1 Middle School – The Stuff Nobody Tells You About
Aimed at young teens, this resource tackles the issues that girls this age care about: fitting in, making friends, wearing the right clothes, succeeding academically and more. The book's "for teens, by teens" approach makes it an easy, fun read while giving readers practical tips that they can use in their everyday lives.
Dating is difficult for everyone, but it can be especially overwhelming tor teens with high-functioning autism, who struggle with social issues. Written in a question-and-answer format, this much-needed resource offers insight into and practical advice on dating challenges. Special education teacher, Jeannie Uhlenkamp, tackles some of the specific issues facing teens in a logical progression, from how to know if someone likes you and how to ask someone out, to actually dating someone and breaking up. Each topic in The Guide to Dating for Teenagers With Asperger Syndrome is followed by discussion questions (to get conversation flowing between teens and parents/teachers) and a main idea (to succinctly wrap up the main point).
Being a teenager is an experience simultaneously shared by teens and their parents. In Asperger Download A Guide to Help Teenage Males With Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life’s Challenges, Damian Santomauro and his mother, Josie, share the hidden curriculum of being a male teenager – unwritten social rules are spelled out. Damian was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 5. Now as a college graduate with a PhD, he shares his experiences with teens who are experiencing what he lived through. Appropriate for teenage males ages 11-16.
National Parenting Publications Award Winner!
Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual is an interactive workbook designed for young people grades 5 through 8 for use with guidance from a helping teacher or parent. Written for adolescents, Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual describes high-functioning autism and how it can affect daily life. With the help of an adult, the child completes a series of activities related to learning style, sensory issues, emotions, relationships, and more, culminating in a written plan for each major area of his life.
The one-of-a-kind resource outlines the unstated rules that guide relationships in an online environment. The authors address Internet safety, romantic relationships, online vs. in-person interactions and more, with a particular focus on adolescents and young adults with communication and social skills challenges.
Expect a Miracle: Understanding and Living With Autism is powerful and motivating. This story inspires you to do whatever you can to live the life you want- no matter what others expect or think. Told from the unique separate viewpoints of a young man with high-functioning autism (David), and his mother (Sandy), you will be pulled into this story and filled with admiration and respect for both individuals.
Part memoir, part inspirational guide, Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed is a groundbreaking book that offers readers the ability to see life through the eyes of a young man with autism. Written by Tyler McNamer at the age of 17, Tyler not only details his challenges, but he also offers hope and encouragement to others who face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Whether you’re an educator, a family member of someone with autism, or simply looking for inspiration, you’ll appreciate the opportunity to step inside this remarkable young man’s mind. As Tyler explains, I’ve been called a retard, dumb, and disabled. I’ve been bullied, picked on, and made fun of. They put me in special classes and told me that I should not expect to reach my goals. Yet rather than view his diagnosis negatively, Tyler considers his unique viewpoint a gift. It is with this perspective that he wrote Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed.
An honest approach for teaching about personal boundaries and potential legal consequences of unacceptable behaviors. Building on the 5-point scale, Kari has written a workbook for adolescents and young adults called A 5 Is Against the Law! The book takes a narrower look at challenging behavior with a particular focus on behaviors that can spell trouble for youth who have difficulty understanding and maintaining social boundaries.
A companion to the bestseller The Spectrum Girl's Survival Guide, this essential toolkit workbook for teen autistic girls gives you the coping strategies needed to overcome the challenges that may be holding you back. Using clinically proven techniques like mindfulness, acceptance, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), autistic teenager Siena Castellon shares her experiences, strategies, and tools to help you thrive at home, at school, and beyond. This friendly 275 page, full-color workbook is filled with autism-focused practical advice and interactive exercises on managing social anxiety, sensory overloads, making and maintaining friendships, and much more.