Growing up on the Spectrum

This is a new book that Lynn Koegel and I wrote together, a sort of sequel to Overcoming Autism.  We got our first review, an “xpress review” from Library Journal–and were thrilled that it was a starred one.  It runs as follows:

Koegel, Lynn Kern & Claire LaZebnik. Growing Up on the Spectrum: A Guide to Life, Love, and Learning for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Asperger’s. Viking. Mar. 2009. c.370p. index. ISBN 978-0-670-02067-6. $25.95. PSYCH
Verdict: A comprehensive and accessible guide designed to help parents and educators help teens with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) successfully navigate high school, college, and beyond. Highly recommended for public libraries.
Background: In their second collaboration (after Overcoming Autism), Koegel (cofounder & clinical supervisor, Koegel Autism Research & Training Ctr., Univ. of California, Santa Barbara) and LaZebnik, parent of a child with autism, offer chapters addressing friendship, dating, school, employment, and hygiene. Koegel presents strategies to assist teens in mastering skills; LaZebnik’s son and other young adults on the spectrum offer their unique insights. The introduction provides a course on various terms, interventions, and techniques.-Lisa M. Jordan, Johnson Cty. Lib., KS

The Autism Society of America has also posted a review.  Check it out.

The book should be on the shelves by March 19, in plenty of time for April which is National Autism Month.

UPDATE:  GUOTS is now available in paperback.  If you want to read an interview I did for a Boston Globe blog, check this out.


One response to “Growing up on the Spectrum

  1. EllieNYC

    I have to get a copy of this-for me, for my son, & to support the students in my classes. Again, as always, thank you.
    And-I know, as my daughter would tell me, this is random but I’m too lazy to go to the other posting-I think you’re a) hilarious b) insightful c) a terrific writer d) apparently a great mom and e) I am so glad I’ve read you, can’t wait to read more, and want to to read more/everything
    Plus: I’m trying to develop even a small supportive voice in my head!

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