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Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying--Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social World Paperback – October 1, 2003
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Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles.
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The aspect I found the most surprising was on the kids who want to help but instead are on the sidelines watching it happen, and why they act that way. Each situation is different, but I feel this book will be helpful to most parents with an Aspie child. Maybe one of the true life stories will speak to your situation. The insights given by one AS adult looking back on his bullied childhood was very helpful to me in our situation.
At the very least, it is comforting to know that as a parent you aren't alone in your pain!
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The author has a website for support on any issues dealing with asperger's and she sometimes posts herself too!
UPDATE: What is written above was right when we were having some issues and I wasn't sure if we were headed down the same path as last year which was horrible. We've been working with the school (with the team of staff members and ourselves often referring to this book) and the bullying is almost completely gone. It took an open social worker (new one this year) to give this a chance and try something new.Read more ›
However, one part that I found sadly missing was on how to prep the AS child himself on handling or facing bullying. I have found that not all teachers are open to suggestions and not all situations can be made 100% safe for my AS child. What my child really needs is to learn how to protect himself from and react to bullies. No school or teacher can ensure total safety and, frankly, there will be bullies later on in college and perhaps even in the workplace. I've even had my child's 'friends' come over to our home and verbally bully him. It is the child I want to bullyproof, not the situation.
I think that the cover of the book is misleading in that it states 'Practical solutions for surviving the social world'. The implication, to me anyway, was that the practical solutions would be for the AS child to use in his survival strategies, not for the school to implement as a way to keep him safe.
So, as a bullying prevention program this is a wonderful guide for teachers, parents and administrators. For parents looking for a life skills book to help their child, this is not going be the resource it may seem.
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This book was exactly what I was looking for...great insight, great ideas! Things I couldn't put into words! Thank You!Published on March 27, 2014 by SmileyMom
The book seemed like a lot of researched pop culture and didn't seem to have any usable solutions. It was also very repetative and didn't give the depth this subject deserved. Read morePublished on September 9, 2013 by A Clark
GIVES GOOD ADVISE ON DEALING WITH SOCIAL PROBLEMS FOR THOSE STUDENTS WITH ASPERGERS.
AN EXCELLENT SOURCE OF IDEAS FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS.
great help in finding ways to protect my son from the bullies he encounters at school. A lot of good infoPublished on March 17, 2013 by Penny D. Serrato
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