Life and Love
Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults
Written for adults on the spectrum and those involved - parents, spouses, friends - 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.
MEET THE AUTHOR
MS, MEd, CRC,
was diagnosed with autism at the age of 31. As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Zaks provides job development, career support, adult life skills training and family education to individuals on the spectrum and their loved ones. Author of numerous articles and the book, Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults,
Zaks infuses presentations, professional development workshops, and writings with multiple perspectives. Zaks teaches courses on autism at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland; serves on the boards of several local and national autism organizations, and was appointed to the Maryland Commission on Autism.