A full life with autism : from learning to forming relationships to achieving independence / Chantal Sicile-Kira and Jeremy Sicile-Kira.
- Description: xxv, 228 p. ; 21 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- ISBN: 9780230112469 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0230112463 (pbk.)
- 8 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 9 total copies.
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|Beverly Main||Adult Nonfiction||RC 553 .A88 S5665 2012 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Danvers||Adult Nonfiction||RC 553 A88 S5665 2012 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Gloucester||Adult Nonfiction||616.85882/Sicile-Kira (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Lynnfield||Adult Nonfiction||RC 533 .A88 S5665 2012 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Marblehead||Adult Nonfiction||616.85882 SICILE 2012 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Peabody Main||Adult Nonfiction||NEW RC 553 .A88 S5665 2012 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Salem||Adult Non-Fiction||616.8588/SICILE-KIRA (Text to phone)||Checked out||05/22/2013|
|Saugus||Adult Nonfiction||616.858 Sicile-Kira (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Wakefield||Adult Nonfiction (2nd Floor)||616.8588 Sicile-Kira (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Contents:||Transitioning our young adult, transitioning ourselves -- Creating lifelong community and personal supports -- Life skills for a life span -- Social relationships : friendships, shared interests, and enjoyment -- Love and intimacy : relationships, romance, partnerships, and marriage -- Living arrangements : housing and home skills -- Support staff : needed qualities, skills, and beliefs -- The adult learning environment : college and adult education -- Employment : earning a living -- Closing comment : finding our way together to create positive outcomes.|
|Summary:||"In the next five years, hundreds of thousands of children with autism spectrum disorder will reach adulthood. And while diagnosis and treatment for children has improved dramatically in recent years, no one is answering the question that plagues so many parents: What happens to my child when I am no longer able to care for or assist him? In this ground-breaking book, autism expert Chantal Sicile-Kira and her son Jeremy take on the challenge of planning for the full lifespan. Working together and drawing on the insights of others facing the same challenges, they offer real solutions to a host of difficult questions, including how young adults across the autism spectrum can: *negotiate adult life in this new economy where adult service resources are scarce *cope with the difficulties of living apart from the nuclear family *create and maintain a support network, including friends, support staff, and therapists *find and keep a job that provides meaning, stability and an income *discover the joys of fulfilling relationships"--|
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