Friday, July 27, 2012

Help for teenagers to make Their Own Choices

Tool, tips and total care for the ASD young person!

Teenagers must learn to make their own choices.
Do they have the tools?

Giving choices will teach teens about decision making and accepting the consequences of their choices both good and bad, as well as help them realize they will eventually have more control over thier lives.

This library of information will help guide them on their way to making A LIFETIME of good choices!


by: Susan M. Heighway, Susan Kidd Webster

189 pages

Educate young adults and build their self-esteem so they can make informed choices!

Specially designed for teaching adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, the STARS model focuses on four areas: Understanding Relationships, Social Skills Training, Sexual Awareness, and Assertiveness—with the goals of promoting positive sexuality and preventing sexual abuse. Assessment tools help identify the strengths and needs of each individual, and then the activities can be catered to address specific needs.

Goals and activities cover a variety of important skills:
  • Building a Positive Self-Image
  • Making Choices
  • Learning Relationship-Appropriate Behaviors
  • Engaging in Mature Relationships
  • Identifying Body Parts and Understanding Their Functions
  • Understanding Public and Private Behavior
  • Understanding Sexual Feelings and Behaviors
  • Understanding Reproduction
  • Health Issues Related to Sexual Awareness
  • Recognizing a Situation as Potentially Unsafe
  • Learning to Say "No" and Using Basic Self-Protection
  • ... And many more!

Autism - Asperger's and Sexuality:
Puberty and Beyond

by Jerry Newport, Mary Newport

230 pages

Many people on the spectrum never get "the talk" from their parents, and suffer from "information deficit." This book goes a long way toward filling in the gaps in their knowledge.

It takes a candid look at aspects of sex and relationships as they apply to people on the autism spectrum: building self-confidence, dating, personal grooming and cleanliness and, yes—explicit advice on how to initiate sex with a partner. Also covered: avoiding pregnancy and STD’s, dealing with rejection, how to build a loving relationship that includes sexual intimacy. This is an "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know" kind of book!

About the Authors:

Jerry Newport was diagnosed with Asperger’s when he was 47 years old. Now a popular international speaker, he is one of the foremost advocates on adult issues that impact people with autism / Asperger’s Syndrome. Jerry’s fascinating, touching, and often humor ous perspective on living on the spectrum makes his books and presentations intriguing and informative. His story was even featured on 60 Minutes. Jerry has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, and was a financial assistant for the UCLA Department of Medicine. He has been active in the Autism Society of America and is responsible for starting and running Adult Group United and Autistic (AGUA), a support group for adults diagnosed with autism / Asperger’s / PDD.

Mary Newport feels both challenged and blessed by Asperger’s Syndrome. Her enthusiasm for life and head-on approach to challenges have enabled her to achieve success as an actress, composer, concert piano technician, gemologist, cosmetologist, and writer. Jerry and Mary live in Flagstaff, Arizona, and they hope their book will enrich your life, or the life of someone you love.

Two books that will equip teens with the tools they need to make strong choices and forge healthy paths to adulthood!

Book #1 - S.T.A.R.S

Book #2 - Autism / Asperger's and Sexuality:
Puberty and Beyond

for just $49.00 $39.85

click here to get yours now!

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