Adults on the Autism Spectrum : Leave the Nest: Achieving Supported Independence (Paperback)

Author: Perry, Nancy

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Children on the Autism Spectrum often grow up to find they are unable to cope effectively with the challenges of adult life. This book shows that, with the appropriate lifelong care from parents and caregivers, it is possible for those with neurodevelopmental disabilities to achieve supported independence and live fulfilling adult lives. Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest provides a guide for parents on how to prepare their children for adulthood, and describes in detail the kinds of services people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) need in order to live independently, away from the parental home. The author explains the importance of the cognitive abilities that enable us to regulate behavior and adapt to changing situations, known as Executive Functions, and how an individual''s deficits in this area can be especially problematic in the adult world.

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Publisher Jessica Kingsley Pub
Mfg Part# 9781843109044
SKU 208126693
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1843109042
Release Date 10/1/2008
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