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Sensory Issues for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Understanding sensory issues can be the key to overcoming them. Using this practical guide, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) can begin to understand their sensory difficulties and learn how to create a tailored plan for overcoming specific everyday challenges.

Learn how the senses work and how sensory systems can function differently for people with ASD, leading to sensory perceptual issues. What are the difficulties that can arise at work, college, home, or in public or cyber spaces? Practical strategies and creating a unique 'sensory plan', based on frequently encountered environments and situations, will help any adult with ASD to overcome these sensory difficulties.
  • Published: Feb 21 2016
  • Pages: 192
  • 216 x 140mm
  • ISBN: 9781849056618
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Press Reviews

  • Kirsten Hurley, Programme Coordinator, Autism Studies, University College Cork

    Far too often, adults with autism and their experiences seem to be ignored or misunderstood. This book is refreshingly different, bringing interesting new perspectives to the under-explored area of sensory issues in adults. It is written in a way that makes complex topics accessible and, perhaps more importantly, conveys a sense of respect for adults on the spectrum (which is sorely lacking in many texts!). A must-read for adults on the spectrum and those who support them.
  • Cian Hutt, student with Asperger's syndrome

    Diarmuid has been one of the biggest impacts on my life. Having Asperger's has affected me in different ways, ranging from the sensory aspects to the social aspects. My life has completely changed for the better, and the help I have received from Diarmuid has been outstanding. I would recommend this book for anyone on the autism spectrum.
  • from the foreword by Dr Luke Beardon, The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University

    In his book, Diarmuid manages to explain a hugely complicated subject area in a way that is eminently readable and informative. He bridges the gap between science and the lived experience extremely well, with a healthy dose of suggested ways in which individuals might be supported.