Autism Spectrum Disorder The Ultimate Teen Guide by Francis Tabone


Autism Spectrum Disorder The Ultimate Teen Guide by Francis Tabone

Firmly grounding this subject in facts while providing advice for those affected by Autism Sprectrum Disorder (ASD)-both directly and indirectly-this book will be of interest to young adults as well as to their family members and friends. As a result, readers will better understand how to interact and work with those with ASD as well as gain a broader acceptance of those who may be different. With helpful advice and a list of resources, Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a much needed book for anyone wanting to know more about Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Gr 8 Up-A broad and comprehensive overview of the past, present, and future of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A number of different facets of ASD, including its history and neurological background, as well as the needs of those with ASD, are presented. The book successfully puts a face to this disorder in a way that will humanize it to teenage readers. Tabone begins by telling a personal story about two individuals he knew growing up who he later realized had ASD. The real-life stories of people with ASD and their family members are particularly effective at providing perspective on this issue, especially when these are told in their own words. The successes of famous individuals with this disorder, such as Temple Grandin and Daniel Tammet, are also highlighted. A number of additions to the text, including checklists, graphs, charts, and further clarification of concepts that may be unfamiliar to teens (such as MRIs and Tourette's syndrome), enhance the content. A list of resources, including websites, books, and movies for teens, is appended, but it isn't very extensive. ASD is an issue that will only continue to grow in importance as more and more people are diagnosed; this volume will provide secondary students with a greater understanding of and compassion toward those affected. VERDICT A useful research tool and an essential resource for secondary school libraries. School Library Journal Tabone has put together an immensely helpful book, not only for teens but also for other members of the community and lay readers alike. First-time educators will likely find much that is beneficial here, as will parents. Autism Spectrum Disorder can be handily read in a day or two; it likewise lends itself to easy browsing for those who would want to skip around or revisit particular chapters later. In the end materials, Tabone includes a list of further resources for teens, including websites, books, and movies... [A]nyone hoping to gain a greater understand of ASD will benefit from picking up this book. Psych Central

About the Author

Francis Tabone is a psychologist and educator with thirty years of experience. Dr. Tabone is Head of School for the Cooke Center for Learning and Development, an organization dedicated to serving students with special needs.

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232 pages


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Publication date

4th August 2016



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