Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders

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8.4 X 10.9 X 1.0 inches | 2.04 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. Jeanie McAfee was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, and received her B.S. and medical degrees from the University of California at Davis. After completing an internship in pediatrics at Children's Hospital, Oakland, she spent several years providing general pediatric care to underserved children, and three years working with children of U.S. servicemen in Germany. While attending medical school, she met and married the man of her dreams, Keith, and they now have four wonderful daughters. When Jeanie's daughter Rachel was diagnosed with high-functioning autism (HFA) at the age of ten, Jeanie believed she would finally be able to find an appropriate treatment program for her. However, after doing extensive research on autism and Asperger's Syndrome, she soon discovered that it was difficult to find an existing program that would address Rachel's special needs while maximizing her unique combination of strengths. This is what motivated Jeanie to write Navigating the Social World. Combining her medical background as a pediatrician with her understanding of her daughter's specific needs, Jeanie developed one of the most effective social curricula ever created. She strongly believes that the more parents and educators work together to share ideas and experiences, the better we will be able to help our students, clients, and loved ones with Asperger's Syndrome, high-functioning autism and related disorders to live happier and more productive lives.


"After reading this book you can immediately start a program at home or school."--Dr. Tony Attwood

"What a wonderful book! What makes it unique is that the mother and physician are one and the same person!! Dr. McAfee turned her love and concern for her own child into this masterfully practical and accessible book that will provide valuable assistance to children, parents, teachers, and professionals around the world." --Edward Hallowell, M.D., Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School, and author of Connect and Driven to Distraction

"A superb resource for parents and professionals. . . . it provides clear and thorough cognitive behavioral programs for working with children to develop life skills. . . ."--Marjorie Solomon-Friedman, Ph.D., Post Graduate Researcher/M.I.N.D. Scholar