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Author O'Toole, Jennifer Cook.
Title The Asperkid's secret book of social rules : the handbook of not-so-obvious social guidelines for tweens and teens with Asperger syndrome / Jennifer Cook O'Toole ; illustrated by Brian Bojanowski.
Pub Info London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013.
book jacket
 Eastham-Children's Coll.  PARENT 618.92 OTO     AVAILABLE
 Brooks(Harwich)-YA  YA 616.85883 OTO     AVAILABLE
 Osterville-Young Adult-NEW  YA 616.85 OTOOLE     ON HOLDSHELF
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Descript 279 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-279).
Contents "Where was this book when I, like, needed it?" -- Introduction : rules, posers and speaking a foreign language -- Need-to-knows : the unspoken rules : in bullet points -- How not to make a light bulb : why everything is hard before it is easy -- The potty-training rule : knowing when a thank-you is expected -- So you noticed a kindness : the technicalities of thank you -- I'm sorry : the hardest words to say -- The "perseverance" of "perseverance" : being right vs. being included -- Perfectly imperfect : congratulations, you're human -- But I wasn't laughing : laughing with you vs. laughing at you -- Poof! You're interesting! : being interesting by being interested -- Mirror! Mirror! : reflect, reflect, reflect -- You're welcome : the power compliments -- Broken spaghetti : the benefits of thinking like a wet noodle -- Boiling the pasta : how to make that flexible thinking thing happen -- You've got to hold the pillow : why criticism matters -- Take a breath and watch the hammer : knowing how to handle criticism -- Speak in sandwiches and make suggestions : knowing how to give good feedback -- Unfiltered : white lies and trust -- Tact and the triple-filter : how honest is too honest? -- Literally? : what they actually mean -- Do I need an umbrella or an ark? : sorting mountains from molehills -- Temper, temper : there will be more apple juice tomorrow -- The science of a Greek goddess : Hygeia, Aphrodite and why they were such good pals -- Traveling by bubble : transparents boundaries that only NTs see -- Choices and tactics : how to recognize a friend -- Who's who, what's what : friendship levels and cling wrap -- Standing up straight : self-advocacy, anger Band-Aids and being heard -- Talking to myself : inner dialogues and old tapes -- Likes, tweets and texts : netiquette need-to-knows -- The loveliest curve and an open door : beauty and chivalry are alive and well -- There's more for dinner than mashed potatoes : missing the bigger picture -- Wedgies, tattletales and Queen Bees : taking your power back from bullies -- Through the looking glass : laughing at yourself without being a laughingstock. -- Stickies (little nuggets of Aspie truth : sticky-note-sized) -- Practice sessions -- Stick a fork in it : we're done : AKA the conclusion.
Summary This handbook for young people with asperger syndrome reveals the need-to-know secrets behind baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, being too honest and avoiding catastrophic conversation pitfalls.
Subject Asperger's syndrome in adolescence.
Asperger's syndrome -- Social aspects.
Asperger's syndrome -- Patients -- Life skills guides.
Genre Young adult literature.
ISBN 9781849059152 (pbk. format : alk. paper)