Book Teaches Social Enjoyment Skills for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
February 24, 2011
By Amanda Glensky
Young people with autism spectrum disorders often feel uncomfortable and anxious in social situations, but socializing with classmates and colleagues can be made easier – and more enjoyable – with the book Guiding Toward Growth.
Author John Merges’ simple yet effective program for teaching social enjoyment skills is based on the concept that there are 10 hurdles that make it challenging for people with ASD to enjoy social interaction. The book guides the reader through planning, running and assessing group sessions that have been designed to help participants overcome these hurdles, interact with confidence and ultimately enjoy more independent, fulfilling lives. As social interaction is a vital element of any work environment, this book also teaches young adults with ASD an important employment skill.
This book can be used with a wide range of ages and communicative abilities, and will be an invaluable resource for all professionals working with groups of children and young people with ASD.
Click here to purchase the book on Amazon
April 10, 2013
The Autism Society, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization, has chosen Pittsburgh as the host city of its 44th annual conference on autism spectrum disorders.
April 5, 2013
Individuals with autism can attend the Autism Society National Conference and Exposition (in Pittsburgh) for FREE this year! Learn more: www.autism-society.org/conference.
April 3, 2013
Monarch Teaching Technologies, the makers of VizZle®, web-based educational software for visual learners with autism, will give one-year of free VizZle to every new (or renewing) Champion Member during April.
April 2, 2013
Read the Autism Society’s digital magazine about autism spectrum disorders!
April 2, 2013
Today, throughout the world, individuals will come together highlighting the needs and dreams of people living with autism.