Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence
Practical Solutions for School Success
Autism Society Award Winner!
Help your child/student transition to middle/high school and experience success at school!
The middle school years and the transitions to middle and high school pose challenges for all students. But for students with high-functioning autism the transition can be traumatic, leading to a downward emotional spiral and even depression. This comprehensive book starts with an overview of those characteristics of autism that make adolescence particularly challenging and difficult. The centerpiece of the book is a look at evidence-based strategies and supports for a successful school experience for students with ASD at the middle and secondary levels. The book includes a transition checklist that will help ensure that all aspects of the transition process are addressed.
MEET THE AUTHORS
Brenda Smith Myles, PhD, a consultant with the Ziggurat Group and AAPC President, is the recipient of the Autism Society of America's Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, and the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award. Brenda has made over 1500 presentations all over the world and written more than 250 articles and books on ASD. In addition, she served as the co-chair of the National ASD Teacher Standards Committee; and collaborated with the National Professional Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders, National Autism Center, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services who identified evidenced-based practices for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research (SCORE) and ASTEP Asperger Syndrome Training and Education Program. Further, in the latest survey conducted by the University of Texas, she was acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world.
Diane Adreon, Ed.D, is the Associate Director of the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. In addition, Diane has a private autism consulting practice and is the author of Simple Strategies that Work, Special Considerations for Students with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Guide for School Administrators, and the award-winning, Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence. Diane has presented nationally and internationally on high-functioning autism serves on the editorial boards of Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities and Intervention in School Clinic.