The Social Survival Guide for Teens on the Autism Spectrum: How to Make Friends and Navigate Your Emotions (Paperback)
Connect with friends and care for your emotions--for teens on the spectrum
Social situations can feel mysterious or tricky to navigate--and if you are on the autism spectrum, they can feel overwhelming. The Social Survival Guide for Teens on the Autism Spectrum unlocks socialization secrets and helps you understand your feelings. Autism books for kids don't always address teenagers' needs, but the practical tips and step-by-step guides in this handbook are perfect for ages 12-16.
Learn how to handle situations like managing anxiety, starting a conversation, understanding sarcasm, and dealing with conflict. Build stronger social skills and take care of your emotional health at the same time. This guide can help you feel more confident--and more connected to people you care about.
Build new social interaction skills with:
- Friend fundamentals--Understand what makes a good friend, and learn about informal conversation, nonverbal communication, online etiquette, and more.
- Social essentials--Discover strategies for joining a group activity, staying flexible, saying no when you need to, and other topics essential to autism books for kids.
- Insight into you--You are your friend, too Learn to recognize and express emotions, boost your mood with positive self-talk, and more.
Feel more confident and build valued friendships with this helpful handbook.
About the Author
Lindsey Sterling, PhD, earned her BS in psychobiology from UCLA and her MS/PhD in child clinical psychology from the University of Washington. She has served as clinical faculty at UCLA, Claremont Mckenna College, and CSU Long Beach, and as staff psychologist at the UCLA Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental Clinic. Dr. Sterling continues to support teens and young adults on the autism spectrum through her private practices in Southern California.