Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest: Achieving Supported Indepe

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JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERSISBN: 9781843109044

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Imprint: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
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Nancy Perry
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272

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A Message to Parents.; Acknowledgements.; Preface.; Introduction - Real Lives.; Part I: Understanding the Autism Spectrum Disabilities.; 1. What are Neurodevelopmental Disabilities?; 2. Families Living with Disability.; Part II: Understanding Executive Functions.; 3. Initiation, or Getting Started.; 4. Concrete Thinking and Response to Novelty.; 5. Planning, Sequencing and Organizing.; 6. Attention and Concentration.; 7. Regulation of Emotions.; 8. A Glance at Memory.; 9. Judgment, Self-Awareness and Self Monitoring.; Part III: Reaching Adulthood.; 10. Preparing for Adulthood.; 11. Living with Parents.; 12. Living in a Group Home.; Part IV: A Model Program of Supported Independence.; 13. The Value of Living with Peers.; 14. The Structure and Goals of the Program.; 15. The Clinical Methods of the Program.; 16. Counseling.; 17. Specific Methods Employed at CAL.; 18. Teamwork Between Parents and Caregivers.; Appendix I: A New Idea - A Variation on the Model of Group Home Living.; Appendix II: Resources.; References.; Index.

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