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This book begins by explaining characteristics common to people on the autism spectrum and how these can make everyday life very difficult. In the second section, a "positive psychology" approach is used to show how the same characteristics can be viewed as useful personl assets for navigating the world.

Though written at a challenging reading level using a small font, the text is directed to people on the autism spectrum and includes worksheets to help readers apply what they are learning to their lives. It's author is Valerie L. Gaus, a clinical psychologist working in New York state (click on the "Web Links" tab above to visit a ten minute video of Dr. Gaus discussing the book, there is also a link to the publisher's with a Google books preview of several pages from the introduction and first chapter)

Here is a list of the book's chapters:

Section I. Life on the Spectrum
1. A Typical Day in Your Life: Problems and Solutions
2. A Unique Brain: How Thinking Differences Can Affect Your Daily Life
3. How Social Differences Can Be Vulnerabilities and Strengths
4. The Role of Your Emotional Differences
5. How Sensory and Movement Differences Can Affect Your Interactions with Your Environment

Section II. Positive Solutions for a Quality Life
6. Positive Solutions: Your Bag of Tricks
7. At Home
8. At Work
9. At School
10. In the Community
11. Building Friendships
12. Dating, Sex, and Marriage
13. Health
14. Putting Yourself in Charge of Your Life and Finding Help When You Need It
Appendix: Problem-Solving Worksheet
Resources

Description based on information viewed on the publisher's website on 2/8/2012 URL: http://www.clinicalpsychologyarena.com/living-well-on-the-spectrum-9781606236345
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