Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults
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- Publication Date:
- July 11, 2006
- Print Length:
- 367 pages
Written by an adult on the spectrum for adults on the spectrum and those involved - parents, spouses, friends - Life and Love Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults offers solid information on living a fulfilling and productive life full of love! This book is divided into two sections: life and love. In the life section, the author describes and suggests concrete ways to deal with some of the issues and problems faced by those on the autism spectrum. Examples include how to accommodate sensory issues, maintain a home, and manage a career. In the love section, instead of focusing on one topic, the author includes a broad spectrum of suggestions for different types of relationships and weaves these together with the core concept of self-esteem. Foreword by Temple Grandin, PhD.
What better way to hear ideas than from a peer? Zosia Zaks is an adult with Asperger Syndrome. Her book uses task analysis to proactively tackle the many day-to-day activities of life: from planning a visit to the grocery store, to the more complicated and potentially worrisome concerns involving relationships, doctor visits, and asking for help. Her kind and organized style helps to lessen anxiety and assist readers in gaining independence. For those on the spectrum, independence can be fraught with anxiety, but Zosia's book, enhanced by bold and effective pull-outs, can help independent life come closer to reality. --Pat Schissel, CSW, president, AHA/AS/PDD, parent of an adult with Asperger Syndrome, and adjunct faculty, Long Island University, C.W. Post
Through the lens of autism Zosia packs her book with practical solutions for successfully getting through routines and tasks of life at home, the community, and employment. Charting new ground, she also forges ahead with insights and life experience-based suggestions for meeting the challenges of all types of relationships, including roommates, co-workers, friends, family, and intimate others. In the process, Zosia shows us all - whether autistic or not - how to live and love as better human beings. --Stephen Shore, author of BEYOND THE WALL, editor and contributor of ASK AND TELL, board member of the Autism Society of America, executive director of Autism Spectrum Disorder Consulting