Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Professional's Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviours


Author: Davida Hartman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007556

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about puberty, sexuality and relationships. This professional resource offers practical teaching advice geared towards the needs of young people on the autism spectrum. Beginning with information on good practice, policy, teaching methods and recent research, the book then divides into key sex education topics that assist professionals in developing their own individualized and developmentally appropriate curricula. Covering issues of gender, public and private, puberty, hygiene, emotions, sex and more, each topic provides an overview of the difficulties that children with autism might experience, discussion and activity ideas and photocopiable resources including instructional stories, checklists and illustrations. The final section demonstrates how to respond to ongoing patterns of inappropriate behaviour and put together a behaviour plan. Aiming to explain and support the child's developing sexuality while also addressing crucial issues of safety, this book is a much-needed teaching manual for all professionals working with children and young adults with autism including educators in mainstream and special education, psychologists, therapists and social workers.

Navigating the Medical Maze with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Practical Guide for Parents


Author: Sue Ming,Beth Pletcher

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008609

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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This comprehensive guide enables parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to play an active and effective role in their child's medical care from diagnosis to early adulthood. With a focus on working with health care providers to ensure the best treatment for your child's unique needs, it includes: - a description of the developmental and medical conditions faced by children with ASDs in lay terms - an explanation of common diagnostic tests - a presentation of conventional and alternative therapies and how they work - tips for managing day-to-day medical or behavioral problems - advice for parents considering enrolling their child in a research project - and all the latest medical information. This authoritative and accessible book provides parents of children with an ASD with the foundation of knowledge they need to become an active partner in the medical care of their child and the map that will allow them to navigate the complex medical world.

Autism - Sexuality - Relationships


Author: Bernhard J. Schmidt,Christiane Döhler,Deniz Döhler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3746092388

Category: Psychology

Page: 140

View: 1945

The current state of society presents an alarming prospect for those with autism: - low quality of life when it comes to health - a high risk of becoming a victim of bullying, exploitation, and/or violence - an increased risk for physical and psychological illnesses - a significantly increased risk of dying early - increased risk of suicide And, particularly when it comes to sexuality and relationships: - a high risk of becoming a victim of physical or sexual abuse If we wish to help those with autism achieve successful and healthy relationships and sexuality, society needs to undergo a fundamental change. To succeed, we need a new socio-psychological/dynamic developmental view of autism that takes both society and culture into account. This book explores why this has not yet happened, and what exactly needs to change: the specific, concrete, practical approaches we can take to improving the lives of those with autism.

Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Author: Fred R. Volkmar,Brian Reichow,James C. McPartland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 1493905066

Category: Psychology

Page: 337

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The research on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is extensive and growing. Although these conditions are recognized as affecting the entire lifespan, the literature on ASD after childhood is limited and has not been brought together in a single volume in over a decade. Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders fills this knowledge gap by focusing on needs and difficulties unique to these stages of development. Expert contributors offer cogent reviews of complex issues, from education to employment, leisure activities to illegal behaviors, mental health issues to medical health concerns. The latest findings in key areas, such as psychosocial and residential treatments, social skills programs, epidemiology, the impact of ASD on families, are examined in detail. Throughout the volume, coverage focuses on areas requiring improved models of assessment, updated data, new interventions and increased support services. Featured topics include: Transition from high school to adulthood for adolescents and young adults with ASD. Innovative programming to support college students with ASD. Romantic relationships, sexuality and ASD. Treatment of mental health comorbidities. Assessment and treatment planning in adults with ASD. The range of outcomes and challenges in middle and later life. Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a must-have reference for a wide range of clinicians and practitioners – as well as researchers and graduate students – in clinical child, school and developmental psychology; child and adolescent psychiatry; social work; rehabilitation medicine/therapy; education and general practice/family medicine. It will also serve as an important resource for parents and caregivers with its focus on translating the current state of knowledge relevant to understanding adolescents and adults with ASD into practical and relevant recommendations on how best to support them.

Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health

A Curriculum for Teaching Adolescents/adults with High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Challenges


Author: Catherine Davies,Melissa Dubie

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575888

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 4082

A complete curriculum for teaching about sexual health and intimate relationships, taking into consideration the learning preferences, sensitivity, social and other issues characteristic of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between


Author: Liane Holliday Willey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846423925

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 6397

Childhood and adult experiences of individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are becoming increasingly well documented, yet the crucial formative teenage years have, so far, been neglected. Adolescence is a difficult time for any teenager, but when you have Asperger Syndrome this already emotionally complex time of life becomes all the more challenging. Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with AS themselves, this book tackles issues that are pertinent to all teenagers, such as sexuality, depression and friendship, as well as discussing topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS. This book aims to make the transition from child to adult as smooth as possible, and is an essential survival guide to adolescence.

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life


Author: Scott D. Wright

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784500372

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 7186

Bringing together international academics and professionals who are actively researching and working in the field, this pioneering scholarly volume covers the issues faced by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) in mid and later life. Including a range of personal, academic and clinical perspectives, the book considers historical and contemporary perspectives on autism, including diagnosis, developmental outcomes and life course issues. Attention is given to medical, care and psychological issues that arise as people with ASD age, such as declining cognitive function and speech and communication issues. Family, community support, housing, advocacy, and socio-cultural considerations for older adults with ASD are also given careful consideration, and there are chapters on relationship and sexuality issues and on environmental design.

Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality

From Adolescence through Adulthood


Author: Isabelle Henault

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846422355

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 907

Playing the dating game is often tricky: all the more so for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. How do AS adolescents and their families cope with sexual feelings and behaviour? What help can be given if a man with AS oversteps the mark in expressing his sexuality? How do people with AS deal with intimacy and communication in sexual relationships? In this comprehensive and unique guide, Isabelle Hénault delivers practical information and advice on issues ranging from puberty and sexual development, gender identity disorders, couples' therapy to guidelines for sex education programs and maintaining sexual boundaries. This book will prove indispensable to parents, teachers, counsellors and individuals with AS themselves.

The Growing Up Guide for Girls

What Girls on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!


Author: Davida Hartman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub

ISBN: 9781849055741

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 4763

This charmingly illustrated guide for girls is full of facts and advice about growing up, puberty, body image, friendship, crushes and more! Written in literal language and addressing sensory issues, safety, and social skills throughout, it offers an ideal introduction to the teenage years for girls with autism aged 9 to 14.

The Growing Up Book for Boys

What Boys on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!


Author: Davida Hartman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849055758

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 68

View: 5116

This growing up guide for boys is full of facts, tips and colour illustrations explaining puberty, body image, hygiene, friendship, crushes and more! Written in literal language and addressing sensory issues, safety, and social skills throughout, it offers an ideal introduction to the teenage years for boys with autism aged 9 to 14.