Learning People

by Alex

As a child, I was narcissistic, incorrigible, and devoid of social skills. I was 16 or 17 when I realized something was wrong with me, even though I had been diagnosed with AS years earlier. I experienced a perspective shift the likes of which I had never known existed within the realm of cognitive possibility, and found myself suddenly facing a reality I had never acknowledged before: I was unsatisfied with my life and who I was, and I needed to fix my life and myself. 3 years later I'm on my way to becoming who I want to be. I have lost 40 pounds, learned to talk without embarrassing myself, and am dating. Like most aspies, I have a few passionate hobbies, and being a people-person is one of them. I haven't let the fact that social skills are harder for me to learn stop me from studying them vigorously.

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For as much time as I spend researching Asperger's Syndrome this website should have thousands of pages but because my son has Asperger's Syndrome I find that the things I want to work on very often are not the things that I have to work on so I'm still not able to spend as much time on it as I'd like to.

As he heads into adulthood (he turned 20 on Dec 13 and yep I need to update some areas of the website where it has his age) I'm finding that I have even less time on my hands as I spend more time trying to master the puzzle of how to help him transition into "life after high school".

That's where Autism Tomorrow: The Complete Guide To Help Your Child Thrive In The Real World comes in.

It's a guide to help your kids after high school. You'll find parts of the book will be applicable and some won't depending on your child's current age. Although the title implies "Autism after high school" there is still quite a bit in there about what to do help prepare your child for "real life".

It's a great book!