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How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's

Narrated by: Leigh Ashman
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
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In the real world, people on the autism spectrum need the same kinds of day-to-day skills everyone else needs to be functional! It's true. No matter how high-functioning children with autism or Asperger's may be or may become, they function better as adults if they've had the chance to learn basic skills, from being on time to good personal hygiene. But many reach adulthood without those skills. Enter Jennifer McIlwee Myers, aspie at large. Coauthor of the groundbreaking book Asperger's and Girls, Jennifer's personal experience with Asperger's syndrome and having a brother with autism makes her perspective doubly insightful. Jennifer can show you how to:

  • Create opportunities for children to learn in natural settings and situations
  • Teach vital skills such as everyday domestic tasks, choosing appropriate attire, and being polite
  • Help individuals on the spectrum develop good habits that will help them be more fit and healthy Improve time management skills such as punctuality and task-switching
  • And much more!

Jennifer's straightforward and humorous delivery will keep you eagerly turning the page for her next creative solution!

©2010 Jennifer McIlwee Myers (P)2016 Future Horizons

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  • TwinMom
  • 10-10-2017

Inspiring!

I loved this book. It is inspiring and giving hope. The author has a good sense of humor and the narrator is great. Listening to the book was intersting and natural as if following a story. And I already applied some of the ideas to my family where one of the children is diagnosed with ASD.

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  • Cathy Wauczinski
  • 01-11-2017

Amazing book

I would recommend this book to every parent or professional or teacher that works with children whether they have an ASD or not preschool through adulthood this book has great ideas. It is written in a way that is easily heard her writing style is enjoyable and has brought me great joy. As I listen to it and has provided me with Ideas even after being in the field for 30 years

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  • shannon
  • 01-11-2018

Clear simple honest and insightful

Clear simple honest and insightful about sums it up. It was so refreshing to hear meaningful and helpful information about Aspergers and autism presented from the heart in an actionable format from someone that has walked a mile in those shoes... Well Done!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-2018

Thank you

This is so far the most useful and interesting book I have read so far. i have a 2 years old son who is on the spectrum. I can now understand him better. Looking forward to listening to this book again.

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  • Nayendi Rodriguez
  • 28-04-2017

insightful and enlightening

This book provided me with the energy, motivation, inspiration and confidence to open up the miracle gates for others.

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  • Freyja Kristinsdottir
  • 08-05-2020

Finally a manual on my daughter!!!

Finally I have a manual for my daughter. Very interesting and good info. I feel like I understand my daughter better now and I have some advise on how to teach her lifeskills. She is 11 years old and doesn't have her diagnosis yet but after reading this book I'm convinced she has Asperger, because everything fits her so well. This book is a gamechanger for me :)

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  • Steve Fabris
  • 22-02-2020

Excellent Resource

I work in schools & I'm always looking for a passable book to help people understand the students we work with- they are difficult to find. Nothing brings as many questions from parents or staff as much as autism because there are very few set rules or answers This book is friendly, enjoyable, and a great resource. Much more than information- insightful. I will be happily recommending it to anyone who will listen.

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  • JR
  • 11-01-2020

Practical and easy to understand

This book starts out with a warning that it is written in conversation language, which I found made it easy to relate to, learn from, and generally enjoy. It’s a great book and I’m thankful to have found it.

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  • Catholisa41
  • 24-02-2020

hear her life experiences and helpful ideas

very relaxing voice like a story teller. she let us in on her real life in Orange County California.

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  • Angel
  • 13-11-2019

Superb

Drew me in from the very beginning. From the soothing clear voice of the narrator to the exceptionally clear guidance from Jennifer, I cannot describe how well written this is. The fact that it's written by someone who has Aspergers means that you're not taking advice from someone who has just studied it, but someone who has LIVED it. She covered every single angle of social skills and every possible difficulty that may arise from trying to teach those skills to your child. Even the smallest detail was thought of. I have the attention span of a gnat but managed to listen to her every word. This book should not be limited to just parents or care givers, every single person should read this book in order to understand people with either condition. This should be at the very least, a standard read for EVERY SINGLE teacher in this world! I felt like giving a round of applause at the end of it. Thank you Jennifer!

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  • Rachael
  • 18-08-2018

improved my family.

This book helped me so much. My 7 year old daughter has aspergers. This book gave me the tools to help and understand her a whole lot more. So much of the book reminded me of my daughter. My daughter is now taking part in household chores and happy with her achievements. She can tidy her room (better than she used to and with a whole lot of promoting) but understanding what I mean when I say tidy your room. We have a step by step guide for her that seems to have really helped her. This book has helped improve my family and my relationship with my daughter. Thank you!

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  • Mandy M
  • 13-08-2018

Great Book

Brilliant book. First 2 chapters repetitive and don't give any information but bear with it as the book has many 'light bulb' moments. Useful for anyone working with or caring for people with ASD.

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