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Successful Social Stories™ for Young Adults with Autism: Growing Up with Social Stories

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Author: Siobhan Timmins

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Published: 21/08/2018

ISBN: 9781785921384

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The first book that explains how to use Social Stories™ to support younger adults with autism focuses on some of the most common issues that arise as they enter the adult world. Siobhan Timmins explores the thinking that can lead to particularly problematic situations, and shows how to construct effective stories that can enlarge understanding and reshape thinking to help young adults with autism approach the work in a confident and constructive way. The stories engage with the various stages of applying for a job, adjusting to a work environment, maintaining physical and mental health, and staying safe. Along with the sample stories are explanations of how to create your own story to develop further understanding and draw connections between each story and the issues they explore. From practical skills such as dressing for an interview, to identifying emotions and recognising symptoms of depression, this book takes Social Stories™ a major step further and adapts them to the realities of adult life.