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The Autism Transition Guide: Planning the Journey from School to Adult Life (Topics in Autism) Paperback – July 3, 2009

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Product Details

  • Series: Topics in Autism
  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Woodbine House; 1 edition (July 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 189062781X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890627812
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,548,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The authors of this book have prepared an informative and easy to read guide for professionals and parents of children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) who are preparing the transition between adolescence and adulthood. This time of transition can be extremely difficult both for parents and the person with ASD; however with active, thoughtful transition planning, the authors' goal is to increase the chances of success. --Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 2010

About the Author

Carolyn T. Bruey, Psy.D., BCBA has been working with children with ASD and their families for the past thirty years. She is currently the onsite administrator of a public school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, serving children with autism who exhibit significant challenging behaviors.

Mary Beth Urban, M.Ed. is a special education teacher and special education consultant for secondary programs. Her twenty-one years of experience have included a variety of responsibilities related to developing transition services for students with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 15, 2009
Format: Paperback
School is meant to prepare anyone for the life ahead, but autistic students require a special approach. "The Autism Transition Guide: Planning the Journey From School to Adult Life" is a guide for educators and parents who want to best prepare their autistic child for the more complex nuances of adult life. Housing, employment, and other topics are discussed in this informative help book for parents and their autistic children. "The Autism Transition Guide" as such is a strong consideration for parents of these special children.
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