Emotional Mastery for Adults with Aspergers | Book

Practical Techniques to work through anger, anxiety and depression
Authors: Leslie Burby, Mark Blakey

Emotional awareness is not something that we are taught in school and it is rarely even understood by our parents. We live in a society where even those not in the Autistic Spectrum (Neuro-typical Individuals) suffer to some extent with emotional repression and its subsequent side effects.

It is not surprising that most with Asperger’s syndrome struggle to get the help, knowledge and understanding to deal with problems with anger, anxiety and depression.

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I Love Being My Own Autistic Self

Kindle Edition

Publication Date: November 22, 2012

“This book is going to change how we all view autism.” Karla Fisher (Senior Program Manager/Engineering Manager at Intel, mentor for autistic youth)

I Love Being My Own Autistic Self is a funny and upbeat book for autistic people, their families, and others who care about them. Author Landon Bryce uses a colorful cast of cartoon characters to gently introduce neurodiversity, the idea that neurological differences should be respected and valued.

“This comic is BEAUTIFUL! I want to share it with everyone with any connection to autism. It’s a great primer for novices, and an excellent reality check for almost everyone who thinks they understand autism.” Noah Britton (public member of the the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, founding member of the comedy group Aspergers Are Us, Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Being-Autistic-Self-ebook/dp/B00AC6VEHA

Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults

Zosia Zaks (Author), Temple Grandin (Foreword)

Written for adults on the spectrum and those involved parents, spouses, friends this book is divided into two sections: life and love. In the life section, the author describes and suggests concrete ways to deal with some of the issues and problems faced by those on the autism spectrum. Examples include how to accommodate sensory issues, maintain a home, and manage a career. In the love section, instead of focusing on one topic, the author includes a broad spectrum of suggestions for different types of relationships and weaves these together with the core concept of self-esteem.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Life-Love-Positive-Strategies-Autistic/dp/1931282935/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1287509024&sr=1-1

Also available at Seattle Public Library

Safety Skills for Asperger Women: How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life | [Paperback]

by Liane Holliday Willey

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Safety-Skills-Asperger-Women-Perfectly/dp/1849058369/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346602587&sr=8-1&keywords=Book%3A+Safety+Skills+for+Asperger+Women#_

See: Foreword

<excerpt> This was not an easy book for Liane to write. As I read the manuscript for Safety Skills for Asperger Women I could hear Liane’s voice and feel compassion for my friend, as she described her experiences as a girl, woman, and mother that included moments of vulnerability, despair, confusion and self-doubt. Clinicians tend to focus on the positive attributes of having Asperger’s syndrome, and there are many, but there are also aspects that need to be known, described by Liane as “the scary stuff” in order to, in Liane’s subtitle for this book, save a perfectly good female life. Her personal explanations and advice will resonate with the reader and transform and save lives.




Temple Grandin talk

Temple Grandin: The Autistic Brain

Talk at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue | May 2013