(2010) by J.D. Kraus

Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents from a Young Man with Asperger’s Syndrome

J.D. Kraus has been there, done that! He offers practical advice to his peers so they can get the most out of middle school and high school, both academically and socially. From sensory sensitivity to awkwardness and dating to driving, he tackles it all. Parents and teachers will love seeing life through J.D.’s eyes, and the “Notes to Parents” sections offer great advice for caregivers and educators alike.

Inside you’ll find chapters on:

•  School
•  Transitioning
•  Sensory Sensitivity
•  Motor Skills and Awkwardness
•  Stress Management
•  Bullying
•  Socializing and Friendships
•  Dating and Relationships
•  Obsessions and Creativity   •  and more!

“The Aspie Teen’s Survival Guide is so personal, so engaging, and so immediate, it’s like having a big brother or mentor who’s ‘been there’ show you the way – to minimize your scrapes and bumps. No matter what your connection to Asperger’s or where you are in your AS journey, this is an invaluable source of validation, inspiration, and information . . . you can keep on using these tips the rest of your life.” – Rudy Simone, author of Asperger’s on the Job and Aspergirls