Autism Translated: Five Steps to Help You Understand & Connect With Teens and Adults on the Spectrum
Paperback – Published March 10, 2016
Do you care about a teen or adult on the spectrum but have a hard time understanding why they do what they do? Do you wish you could have a better connection and feel the frustration of wanting to help but don’t know how?
Then this book is for you. It was created with the support of hundreds of autistic individuals and their families. They share their wisdom and insight about growing up autistic so you can learn from their experiences. This book reveals 5 little-known keys to help you build a better relationship with your autistic child, parent, partner or student.
- Eliminate harmful stereotypes from your thinking
- identify and harness autistic strengths understand what it feels like to be autistic
- communicate more effectively
- create an authentic & healthy bond.
This book incorporates case studies and exercises for an interactive experience.
About the Author
Toni Boucher has had the same mission for 27 years. To help autistic individuals live safe, healthy, happy and productive lives. Her articles on autism and sensory integration are referenced worldwide by families, doctors, psychologists and therapists and have helped to fundamentally change the way we offer interventions by addressing anxiety and sensory challenges first. She is the author of Autism Translated: 5 Keys to Help You Understand & Connect With Teens and Adults on the Spectrum. While she shares her message with as many people as possible through writing, nothing gives her more happiness than helping individuals develop the necessary skills to get and keep meaningful employment through training, coaching and consultation. She facilitates ongoing groups for teens and adults as well as a parent support group. Her own daughter was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at age 11 and is now a thriving adult. Although Toni was never diagnosed, her clients and people who know her well say Asperger’s is the reason she “gets it”. She always drives the speed limit and loves reading the dictionary in her spare time. You can connect with Toni at toniboucher.net