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Self-Help Strategies for Struggling Teens with Asperger's and High-Functioning Autism

Do you have a teenager on the autism spectrum? Is he or she really having difficulty coping with life? Are you worried about how he or she is going to handle adulthood? For teenagers with Asperger's and High-Functioning Autism, change is especially hard. They have grappled with the perplexing and disturbing nature of a highly unpredictable world most of their lives.

For those parents of teens on the spectrum, we have compiled our top 15 picks for self-help books to assist your “special needs” teen in multiple areas of life:

1. The Aspie Teen's Survival Guide: Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, from a Young Man with Asperger's Syndrome

2. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

3. Asperger's Teens: Understanding High School for Students on the Autism Spectrum

4. Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens & Teens Get Ready for the Real World

5. Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence

6. Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome: The Official Strategy Guide for Teens with Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorders

7. The Asperger Teen's Toolkit

8. The Social Success Workbook for Teens
 
9. Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome: A Practical Guide to Day-to-Day Life

10. Asperger's and You: A self-exploration workbook for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum

11. The Social Success Workbook for Teens: Skill-Building Activities for Teens with Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, and Other

12. Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders: The PEERS Treatment Manual

13. The Autism Playbook for Teens: Imagination-Based Mindfulness Activities to Calm Yourself, Build Independence, and Connect with Others (The Instant Help Solutions Series)

14. 60 Social Situations and Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More: Seeing the Big Picture

15. Asperger's Syndrome Guide for Teens and Young Adults: Thriving (Not Just Surviving)

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