Aspertools : A Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger's, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodiversity
Aspertools offers advice from three perspectives, with that of a special needs education teacher, Pati Fizzano, as well as inspirational stories from Dr Reitman's daughter, Rebecca, about her own experience, for understanding and managing life with an Aspie.
It includes tips to make daily life less frustrating and more productive, focusing on the importance of positive routines, coping with social awkwardness and creating stability in daily activities. Including tips on how to cope with social anxiety through preparation, encouragement and lists; how to effect positive changes in behaviour by utilising rules, rewards and consequences; how to decrease the frequency of meltdowns by providing an escape route to 'a safe place'.
This comprehensive and accessible work will open up the opportunity of a fulfilling life for everyone with a different brain - no matter the label.