Books tagged: social thinking

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Why I Want to Learn Social Skills
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2016 by Amber Ink Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Autism spectrum disorders
In this book Andrew explains why he would like to learn social skills to help better his life. It is not about changing who he is or curing autism, it is just about learning the skills to be more successful in social relationships. Andrew would like to learn how to date one day. This does not mean he is trying to change who he is. His goal is just to show others who he is by using social skills.
Meeting Dr. Temple Grandin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016 by Amber Ink Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Autism spectrum disorders, Essay » Author profile
Andrew talks about how he met Dr. Temple Grandin at a conference in Dallas, Texas. Temple Grandin is an autism hero. She has helped shaped the face of what we know as autism today so as you would expect Andrew was beyond excited that he was going to get the chance to actually meet her and talk to her. Andrew didn't feel like he had much in common with Temple but he was inspired by her work ethic.
My Life with Autism
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016 by Amber Ink Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Autism spectrum disorders, Essay » Author profile
Andrew talks about growing up without knowing he had autism then finding out he was on the autism spectrum at the age of 25. Getting the diagnosis helped him look back on his life and make peace with some of the things that had happened to him in the past. He grew up thinking he was weird kid. He felt like it was his fault. Andrew talks about how he works hard to overcome autism and be happy.
The Last Kid Picked
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Autism spectrum disorders, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Special education / social disabilities
Travis talks about always being the last kid picked for anything in Elementary School. He loved to play basketball with the other kids but they would always pick other kids before picking him. Travis felt left out and sad that no one wanted him on their team. Travis developed a lot of self-esteem issues after always being the last kid picked because he had autism. He overcame autism to be happy.
Distractions and Difficulties
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Autism spectrum disorders, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Special education / social disabilities
Travis shares about his first through third grade experiences in Elementary school. He started to have a hard time fitting in and relating to the other students. He also had problems with having accidents in his pants. One day this happened at school and his cousin would end up embarrassing him by telling the entire class that he went number 2 in his pants. Travis shares about autism in this book.
Do People with Autism Lie?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Autism spectrum disorders, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Special education / social disabilities
In this book Travis address the issue of lying and autism. A myth is that people with autism cannot lie. That myth is not always true because people with autism can sometimes be in their make believe world. Their make believe world can seem very real to them but it will not be real to others. This causes others to feel like someone with autism is lying to them and can hurt social relationships.
A Socially Awkward Guy Book II
Series: A Socially Awkward Guy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Autism spectrum disorders
Shawn travels to New York City to work with a dating and relationships coach as well as a wing woman. He hopes to come back a changed man full of confidence and less socially awkward. His goal is to get a girlfriend and this was the first step along the way. When Shawn got to New York City Amber and Jean could tell that he did not have much confidence so they decided to help him build confidence.
A Socially Awkward Guy
Series: A Socially Awkward Guy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Autism spectrum disorders
Shawn is a socially awkward 21 year old that tires to throw a party and invite some friends over. Sadly no one shows up because they knew it was going to be a dry party with no alcohol. Shawn starts learning that the only way to get girls to pay attention to him is if he starts drinking. Follow along on Shawn's journey to become a less socially awkward guy and make more friends and girlfriends.
Overcoming Psychosis and Autism
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Autism spectrum disorders, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Travis talks about his experience with psychosis and autism. Travis experiences a lot of psychosis because he has schizophrenia too. He shares that it is fairly easy for him to overcome the autism but it is extremely challenging for him to overcome psychosis. Travis shares what it is like to hear voices, have hallucinations, and have delusions that are not a part of real life, but they seem real.
Fighting to Save My Special Interest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Autism spectrum disorders, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Special education / social disabilities
Travis shares how he fought to keep his special interest of autism against all of the bullies in middle school in high school. Travis got picked on and bullied because he played the trombone and was a band geek, at the same time Travis did not want to just give up the trombone because it was his special interest. It was a special interest that was like a best friend to Travis and it helped him.