Encouraging people on the autism spectrum to foster positive emotions and character traits can dramatically improve their lives in every way. This helps to strengthen their ability to cope with everyday challenges and setbacks. Drawing on the key concepts of positive psychology, the new book How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, looks at the positive character traits—resilience, optimism, humor, kindness and self-efficacy—and offers tried-and-tested strategies for bolstering each of these strengths in individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
The authors provide a number of lesson plans with activities designed to build on the five areas identified. Easily implemented at home, at school or in the community. This complete toolkit provides parents, educators and other professionals with everything they need to use positive psychology strategies to support people of all ages and abilities on the autism spectrum. To order,