Stuff You Need To Know

A Guide for Young Adults with Autism

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Pub Date Jan 15 2019 | Archive Date Feb 11 2019

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This innovative workbook will help give lower-functioning adults with autism the knowledge they need to live safe, happy, and independent lives.

Stuff You Need to Know is a guide to help young adults with autism learn the most basic skills to achieve independence. Finding suitable materials for adults with autism can be difficult. Most books are written for a younger age group, and those written for older individuals often contain too much text—which can be visual overload.

This resource is created and designed for lower-functioning adults, written by a mom and proven to have helped hundreds of young adults even before publication. This guide helps teach the basics of:

• Healthy habits
• Good hygiene
• Technology
• Cooking
• Emergencies
• Time and money
And much, much more!

This innovative workbook will help give lower-functioning adults with autism the knowledge they need to live safe, happy, and independent lives.

Stuff You Need to Know is a guide to help young...

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ISBN 9781941765913
PRICE $16.95 (USD)

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This book is absolutely needed by my students on the spectrum. So much of what's available is geared at younger students, and the older ones are just forgotten, but they need these basic instructions. The book presents each topic in bite-sized pieces, and introduces them in the context of a conversation. It's a real person who is walking through life and helping them to understand what needs to be done and why (such as washing clothes or going to the doctor). The book has good graphics, easy-to-read text, and is easy to reference, should they need to go back and re-read something. Students can get answers to the questions that they didn't even know they had!

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Excellent! A must read for young people on the spectrum.
A little suggestion the examples are very American, needs adaptation for Europe.
Review is scheduled for publication date.

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This is a very informative book. I read for both personal and professional reasons. If you are a parent of an autistic child or even an adult who wishes to learn more, I’m sure many of these things you have discovered already. That being said, if you have just received a diagnosis or are not familiar with autism this is a great book to read.
This book also includes a how-to guide on life basics such as health, cooking, laundry, and emergencies for those on the Autism Spectrum.

Autism is a complex syndrome that varies from person to person. No two people have the exact same profile. But, as the author reminds us, every person shares the same dreams, wants, and need for understanding. Evan as adults they are often reduced to their deficits because each day is a struggle to find a way to fit in.
However, family members and friends often forget that the person with autism still deserves and needs to be loved and respected for what they CAN do because ultimately what they can do is going to carry them through life.

Thank you netgalley and the publishers for giving me the chance to read this book in exchange for my honest review.

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I loved this! As someone who this book directly speak to, I was wary going in on being told "stuff" by people who may not live with it day in/day out. That's not the case at all. Very well written and shows a clear understanding on the subject.

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