Older Adults and Autism Spectrum Conditions

Older Adults and Autism Spectrum Conditions

An Introduction and Guide

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Jessica Kingsley Pub
The first book to look seriously at the practical issues facing older adults with autism spectrum conditions (ASC), Wenn Lawson's groundbreaking handbook offers support, advice, and sensible ways in which to look at the issues.Informed by current research, interviews with older people diagnosed with ASC and his own experience, the author covers a multitude of issues including dealing with transitions and changes to routine, communicating an individual's particular needs and wishes to care home staff, the social and financial impact of retirement, mental health, and sensory and physical changes and challenges. Older people with ASC and their family and friends, as well as the professionals supporting them, will find this an indispensable and accessible book.
Packed with practical advice, this is the first book to address the challenges facing older people with autism. With first-hand stories and drawing on the latest research, it will help to support older adults with autism through lifestyle changes as well as physical and sensory challenges post-retirement.

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This text is a guidebook intended to help aging adults on the autism spectrum. It is written mainly for the autistic adult reader in mind, but will be helpful for family and caregivers as well. Chapter titles include Building Appropriate Communication Strategies, Support for Older People in Transition, ASC Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Other Issues, and Preparing for the Later Years. The author is on the autism spectrum himself, and so is able to offer personal insight and advice. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015
ISBN: 9781849059619
1849059616
Branch Call Number: 616.85882 L447o 2015
Characteristics: 208 pages ; 23 cm

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