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The Parents' Guide to Teaching Kids with Asperger Syndrome and Similar ASDs Real-Life Skills for Independence

Your definitive guide to the critical skills children need but rarely learn at school: self-care, daily living, organization, time management, and play skills. These "basic" skills are often overlooked and "undertaught," leaving kids at risk for failing in school, in relationships, and on the job.

"This book should be in every home library of every family that has a son or daughter with a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome.”—Dr. Tony Attwood, author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

"Patty Romanowski Bashe has written a superbly crafted and forward-looking book for anyone who lives or works with individuals with Asperger syndrome and related disorders. Her style is practical, chock full of helpful tools. She dispels the oft-held notion that ABA is just discrete trials training. The 'Tools for Teaching' chapter is one of the best I have ever read!"—Dr. Teresa Bolick, author of Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Getting Ready for the Real World and Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building Skills for the Real World

"At last--a 'What Now?' book about Asperger Syndrome!

"Bookstore shelves are lined with tomes on the history, symptomology and manifestations of this puzzling disorder. Concerned parents have appreciated and devoured these books. They now understand the scope and complexity of the syndrome. And they collectively ask, 'Now what?'

"Enter Patricia Romanowski Bashe.

"Patty uses her decades of experience as a parent and professional to design a book that meets the needs of the 'second generation' of parents who understand the disorder . . . and are searching for solutions, ideas, techniques, and strategies. She expands on her groundbreaking classic, The OASIS Guide, by providing parents and caregivers with practical, field-tested advice aimed at teaching kids the basic life skills that will enhance their independence and their ability to face and solve everyday social and interactional problems.

"Patty's new Parents' Guide makes a significant and valuable contribution to our field. It holds an honored spot on the ever-expanding 'Bashe Shelf' in my office. It provides information and inspiration to parents who desperately need both."—Richard D. Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed., author of It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend.