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Aspergers and Adulthood: A Guide to Working, Loving, and Living With Aspergers Syndrome

Aspergers and Adulthood: A Guide to Working, Loving, and Living With Aspergers Syndrome 2021-02-03

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Blythe Grossberg
Thinking about moving out on your own? Ready to land your first job? Unsure how to navigate social scenes when you have Asperger’s? Designed for the newly launched Aspie adult, Asperger’s and Adulthood provides supportive solutions-based strategies for navigating the ins and outs of balancing Asperger’s syndrome with career goals, dating, social settings, and more.

Adulthood is complicated for anyone, though it can be especially overwhelming for someone living with Asperger’s. Thankfully, Asperger’s and Adulthood presents targeted strategies from learning specialist Blythe Grossberg to help young adults with Asperger’s kick-start careers, cultivate healthy relationships, and create independent paths as maturing adults. Grossberg lends her expertise by providing an Asperger’s road map—pointing out potential obstacles and offering valuable how-tos for thriving in the world.

This book also helps loved ones gain a deeper understanding of what it means to live with Asperger’s syndrome. Whether you’re reading for yourself or someone you know, Asperger’s and Adulthood helps you develop deeper insight for tackling life challenges, with:

  • Step-by-step strategies for entering the workforce and tips to translate your talents into a career
  • Helpful scripts for managing small talk, job interviews, and first dates
  • Practical tips and budgeting checklists for establishing your independence
  • Real-life Asperger’s stories on finding friends and landing jobs
  • Handy how-tos about stimming, and how to adopt more discreet comforting behaviors
The truth is, even with Asperger’s, you can do whatever you put your mind to—and Asperger’s and Adulthood outlines the tools and strategies to help you achieve a full and rewarding adult life.

Blythe Grossberg, Psy.D
, is a learning specialist in New York City. She has worked with children and adults with learning differences, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders to help them be more effective and comfortable in school and work. Dr. Grossberg's work and writing have emphasized the talents and insights of adults and children with learning and other types of differences. A graduate of Harvard College, she received her doctoral degree in psychology from Rutgers. She grew up in rural Massachusetts at a time when the talents of children with learning differences were not always recognized, and she is excited to be part of the revolution in the way the world looks at people who learn and think differently.

Althea Press
2015 1e
First release
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3.50 star(s) 2 ratings

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I'm not saying the book didn't have it's uses, because there was some useful information in it, but overall, the drawbacks were just too big to be worth keeping it, or recommending it to anyone.

First, the obsession the author has with "all autistics are obsessed with video games, and won't do anything else given the option" was offensive, and completely off the mark for me. It was a real turn off for someone not interested in such things, and even when I was, I didn't let it interfere with functioning elsewhere in my life.

Second, the fixation the author had with "fitting in", and "not acting autistic", especially in public, I found very ableist, and counter to everything I learned years ago as a self-advocate!

My other objection to the book was that although it claims to address ASD in adults, it actually focused solely on adolescents and emerging adulthood, and therefore, people looking to get their first jobs, and live independently for the first time. Not particularly useful for those of us who've been adults for quite a while, and are still struggling with the NT world.
A great resource for the young aspie coming out of high school, or thinking about moving away from home or otherwise "make it" independently. For those who already have a lot of experience in the adult world, it's probably doesn't offer anything you already know or learned, but still a good read.
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