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Autism & transitions

Below are the best resources we could find on Autism and transitions.

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Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent’s Guide to the Cognitive, Social, Physical, and Transition Needs of Teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

From the award-winning author of Autism Spectrum Disorders, comes Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, a complete guide to the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of preteens and teenagers with autistic disorders, ranging from the relatively mild Asperger’s Syndrome to more severe...

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College on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent’s Guide to Students’ Mental Health and Wellbeing

Providing expert yet accessible guidance to parents of young autistic people who are going to college, this book helps parents support their child from application through to graduation.

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Many Young Adults with Autism Also Have Mental Health Issues

“One of the biggest difficulties with transitioning to adulthood is trying to realize where you’ve been correct versus where you need to change, where the boundaries are between what you need to do to fit in and what other people need to do to accept certain things that are a part of who you...

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Making the Transition from the World of School into the World of Work

During my travels to many autism conferences I have observed many sad cases of people with autism who have successfully completed high school or college but have been unable to make the transition into the world of work.

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A Talk with a 2e Pioneer

On episode 65 Emily Kircher-Morris talks with Dr. Susan Baum about her early experience with “green” kids, and how the term twice-exceptional was born. They also discuss ideas for parents and educators that will help them guide 2e kids to success.

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Preparing for the SAT & ACT

We discuss testing and test prep with Mike Bergin and Amy Seeley, who help students prepare for testing and understand how it works. They are the hosts of the Tests and the Rest podcast, and are guests on episode 61 of Mind Matters.

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Rewriting Our Story: Narratives and The Terrible Featuring Yrsa Daley-Ward

In this episode we talk about what it means to let go of old narratives and the importance of interpreting the terrible events in our lives as beautiful texture of our stories.

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Intentionality: The Power of Affirmations Featuring Julee Wilson, Beauty Director, Cosmopolitan Magazine

Julee has worked in media her entire career and has made a true dent in the industry. But as with so many of us, her success has come at a cost in terms of balancing her ambitions with motherhood, being present for her family, and prioritizing her own well-being.

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Pregnancy Loss and Grief: Art Therapy, Depression and Community Featuring Josefina Sanders, Writer and Art Therapist

Josefina Sanders is a writer and an art therapist. In this episode, Josefina and I chat about the loss of pregnancy, mental illness, and the impact both had on her marriage and self-acceptance.

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Sticks and Stones: Neurodiversity and Bullying

When children better understand bullies and how to stand up to them, they also better understand themselves. Amanda Morin joins Emily to talk about diverse personalities and power dynamics, and helping neurodiverse kids understand bullying, on episode 62.

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