Generalisation of Social Skills in the Real World by Sonya Blandford

Social skills can be described as initiating and reciprocating interactions, understanding non-verbal communication and managing anxiety associated with social interactions.   Social skill deficits that have not been addressed can have a long term negative impact on a child's life including difficulties around employment, maintaining friendships and mental health.   Social skills development is a frequently implemented intervention for children with ASD.  …

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Social camouflaging in girls on the autism spectrum: A peer-reviewed study by Lizaan Schwartz, Provisional Psychologist

As a professional I have observed the increased levels of anxiety and emotion dysregulation young females with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often experience when camouflaging their social difficulties. This is often most pronounced in school environments and there appears to be qualitative differences in social coping behaviours between young males and females with ASD. To date, few studies have investigated…

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Sex Education and Adolescents with Asperger’s syndrome by Dr Wesley Turner Psychologist

The onset of puberty is often a stressful time for adolescents and parents alike, and is typically of particular concern to parents of adolescents with AS. While the ups and downs of puberty are largely unavoidable, there are strategies that parents can put in place to assist their adolescents with AS in learning the ins and outs of sexual development…

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Exploring Depression, and Beating the Blues: Additional Free Audio Recordings

by Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett Depression is common among people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and has particular features and causes. Below are a variety of free audio recordings to accompany the highly regarded book and resource on depression, Exploring Depression, and Beating the Blues. For more information on the book please click HERE. Download Links to each track:…

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The CAT-kit — Tony Attwood, Kirsten Callesen and Annette Moller Nielsen

Dr. Tony Attwood has teamed up with Dr. Kirsten Callesen and Annette Moller Nielsen of Denmark to create a powerful yet user-friendly tool that gets straight to the core of the thoughts and emotions behind behavior. The CAT-kit offers an easy, hands-on way for young people to communicate with adults, and each other. Years in the making, The Cognitive Affective Training (CAT)…

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ASK DR. TONY — Tony Attwood and Craig Evans

ASK DR. TONY: ANSWERS FROM THE WORLD’S LEADING EXPERT ON ASPERGER’S SYNDROME AND HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISM Authors: Craig Evans with Tony Attwood Dr. Tony Attwood and Craig Evans are proud to introduce their first book together. Previously, they brought you “Autism Hangout”, a question-and-answer style video series in which Dr. Tony directly addresses the most pressing questions of those touched by…

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Exploring Depression, and Beating the Blues — Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett

A CBT Self-Help Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger’s Syndrome [ASD-Level 1] Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett, illustrated by Colin Thompson Understand depression and how to cope with this self-help guide designed specifically for individuals on the autism spectrum. It includes a 10-stage CBT self-help programme with self-assessment tools and activities. For people with ASDs, depression is common, and…

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Spectrum Women Walking to the Beat of Autism — Barb Cook and Michelle Garnett

This is an edited collection that tackles a range of issues that affect autistic women, including chapters on growing up, identity, diversity, parenting, independence and self-care. Well-known writers provide advice, support and empowerment to fellow autistic women, and expert Michelle Garnett provides professional commentary for each chapter. Barb Cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic…

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The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome — Tony Attwood

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger’s syndrome. It brings together a wealth of information on all aspects the syndrome for children through to adults. Chapters examine: - causes and indications of the syndrome - the diagnosis and its effect on the individual - theory of mind - the perception of emotions in…

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