Foreword. Introduction. Part One - Relationships. 1. Self Image. 2. Gender, Sexual Identity & Self-Expression. 3. Relationships & Sex. 4. Dealing with Bullies and Difficult People. 5. Social Media. Part Two - Wellbeing. 6. Your Brain: From Here To Maturity. 7. Anxiety: How To Hack Your Own Internal Alarm System. 8. Depression: How To Stay Buoyant When You Don't Feel Up To It. 9. Dealing with Anger & Emotions. 10. Self Medication, Substance Abuse, Alcohol and Drugs. 11. Self Harming. 12. When It All Gets Too Much. 13. Health & Comfort Food. Part Three - Interests. 14. Music, Feeling & Emotion. 15. Gaming Obsession. 16. Why Pets Are Good At Fixing Your Brain. 17. Acting, Drama and Role Play. 18. Being Smart With Money. 19. Build Your Own Pyramid of Strength. Index.
Tried-and-trusted ideas to help teens with Asperger's tackle difficulties and thrive.
Francis Musgrave is the author of The Asperger Children's Toolkit. He founded AS Active, a social enterprise supporting families of children with autism and Asperger Syndrome.
I personally love the fact that the toolkit covers so many really
up to date and relevant areas ... The Asperger Teen's
Toolkit will most certainly help so many young people navigate
the complexities of adolescence and will also benefit parents,
carers and teaching staff. -- Dr Christopher Morrell DclinPsy, MSc,
BSc, AFBPsS, Chartered Clinical Psychologist
At last, accessible and helpful advice specifically for teens (not only those with Asperger's, but other neurodevelopmental difficulties as well). Assisting communication, it is a tool that could strengthen relationships within families as it gives a clear framework for whole family involvement, [with] well organised, practical, easy-to-implement strategies. A great resource not only for young people, but also parents/carers and professionals alike. -- Sue Jinks, Paediatric occupational therapist specialising in neurodevelopmental difficulties and autism
A truly inspiring and reassuring book ... Francis has provided an honest but thoughtful approach to tackling the ever adapting path through teenage years into young adulthood. It's the perfect book for not only ASD teens but also for parents wanting to lovingly guide them on this journey. -- Kristian Clarke, qualified youth worker and mother of two beautiful daughters with ASD, ADHD and OCD
Written in teen-savvy language and with a focus on empowering the individual, with explanatory illustrations and stand-alone sections on sexuality, power in relationships, gender, gaming and social media, this is an invaluable up-to-the-minute resource for any teen with Asperger's syndrome. -- Kate E. Reynolds, autism mother and trainer, and author of Sexuality and Severe Autism, the Sexuality and Safety with Tom and Ellie series, and What to Do about Smearing.