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The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome
 
 

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Cook O'Toole , Brian Bojanowski
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome.

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up.

Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.

About the Author

Jennifer Cook O'Toole has Asperger syndrome and is the mother to three young Aspie children. She graduated from Brown University, and attended Columbia University's Graduate School of Social Work. She has previously worked as a social worker, and a teacher in both special needs and mainstream education. She has also served on the Family Advisory Board for Levine Children's Hospital, North Carolina, and regularly gives presentations at hospitals and local universities on special needs parenting. In 2002 she was nominated for Disney's Teacher of the Year Award. More recently, she has been honored with the GRASP (Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership) 2012 Distinguished Spectrumite Medal, as well as the 2012 Temple Grandin Award for "outstanding accomplishment and contribution to [her] family and community" She lives near Charlotte, North Carolina.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6652 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (15 Sep 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CQ1WNHY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,159 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fount of Wisdom for Aspies (and NTs too!) 7 Mar 2013
By Lovely Treez TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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As a parent of a child with ASD who is nearing teenage years I have read quite a few Asperger-themed books both non-fiction and fiction. Up until now the supreme bible/support has been Tony Attwood's The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome but if your child is approaching adolescence this is the ideal book for parent and child to share.

Life for my son and other Aspies is like being thrust into a foreign land with no knowledge of the local dialect/customs or culture - something which would freak out most of us NTs (supposedly "normal" neurotypical folk). Things NTs take for granted like when to say thank you, how to greet others, how to control potential melt-downs, how not to verbalise every thought in our head without censorship are explained here in a structured, easy to navigate guide. My son has learned a great deal about hierarchy within his class group (alpha-males, queen-bees etc) by dipping into this and whilst it might still seem nonsensical to him the way his class mates act at least he has a concept of why they're "play-acting" and he too can play along in order to be accepted.

I would highly recommend this guide for those who have Aspergers (from pre-teens to adults) as well as parents, siblings, grandparents, carers, educational professionals - there are so many people out there who would benefit greatly from reading this and hopefully simultaneously gaining insight and empathy.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So useful! 3 Dec 2012
By Laura
Format:Paperback
As an Aspie myself, I have been finding this book really useful so far!!!! There are lots of good tips for pretty much every social situation, from knowing how to stay out of someones personal space to dating. I would definatly recommend this to any other Aspies out there!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 12 Feb 2013
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Working really well to help students I know- I can thoroughly recommend this book to all working with aspergers students in a secondary school
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth keeping at hand 27 Nov 2012
By Hanford
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I haven't finished reading it but I can say that it is and will continue to be a very usefull read for both Aspies and their parents, families and even friends and teachers. An Aspie speaking to Aspies making them face and accept their uniqueness and showing them how to navigate a world of neuro typical (NT) people. This is an insider's vue on how differently Aspies perceive and respond to certain stimuli, their hightened emotivity and strict interpretations. Even as a parent I have to be constantly reminded that we see and feel things differently and that it is for me to understand him and help him understand us. I know that we will come back again and again on the different chapters to illustrate everyday life episodes, misunderstandings and explain frustrations and hurts.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very very good book 19 April 2013
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very interesting and thought provoking. Well recommended . very useful for my job and my son with Asperger's syndrome. thanks
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Asperkid's (secret) book of social rules 11 Mar 2013
By A.H.
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Probably more useful to the young person who is living with Aspergers than to those wanting to learn about the syndrome.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I needed this Book 30years ago 20 Mar 2014
By A. Hunt
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I really needed this book 30years ago, so much heartache could have been saved, however we can't change the past, this is really helping me to understand even more of the social rules that I thought I had figured out myself,it was purchased for my 7yr young daughter and 8 yr young son and I am sure it will help them lots in understanding why N/T's do, say and don't say! Thanks Jennifer for sharing. x0
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars must for autistic/asperger,s parents 12 Jan 2013
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it is very readable and have leant it to my foster son, social worker as she was interested - they going to get a copy for the department !
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5.0 out of 5 stars very useful
Two kids both with ASD diagnosed after puberty - books like this prove you are not goimg mad or bad parents
Published 4 days ago by Paul Johnston
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for self help
Great service. My daughter has found this book very helpful in understanding her own needs.
Published 1 month ago by bookworm
3.0 out of 5 stars Sure it's full of useful info but a bit too much for my child
A LOT of information in this book and a bit too much for a child to wade through. More cartoons would have been nicer and less words. Read more
Published 2 months ago by NickyM
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
interesting read
Published 2 months ago by G. Totophoto
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect book for explaining the Neuro Typical world to Asperger's...
This is the perfect book for explaining the Neuro Typical world to Asperger's Syndrome People. It doesn't matter if your Aspie is a kid or an Adult, this book will help them... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mandy Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good book would recommend highly
Published 4 months ago by erica
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good reference book to keep for those times that you ...
A very good reference book to keep for those times that you need to try and explain why the child with AS is different.
Published 4 months ago by OWLISE
5.0 out of 5 stars Brill
Cool good for an insight into autism
Published 4 months ago by carole
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have
This book is a must have for any Aspie teen and their family!
An easy read which provides tips and explanations on how to deal with everyday situations
Can't recommend... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Miss Dorcas M A Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars It is well written and useful.
We really like it. It is full of useful tips and very well written chapters with illustrative examples from her experience. Is useful for our 14 year old Aspbergers son. Read more
Published 6 months ago by John Walley
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