July 2017 Non-fiction Souvenir Press

Aspertools: A Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger's, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodiversity Harold Reitman, Pati Fizzano, Rebecca Reitman, Harold Reitman

When Dr Harold Reitman discovered that his daughter, Rebecca, had Aspergers when she was in her twenties he realised why he could not understand the landscape of Rebecca’s mind and feelings. With Aspertools he wanted to write the book he wishes had been available to him when Rebecca was a child. Aspertools offers simple tools, action plans and tips for understanding and managing life with an Aspie. It includes tips to make daily life less frustrating and more productive, and focuses on the importance of positive routines, coping with social awkwardness and creating stability in daily activities. It explains how to cope with social anxiety through preparation and how to decrease the frequency of meltdowns by providing an escape route to ‘a safe place’ this comprehensive work will open up the opportunity of a fulfilling life for every child.