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Autism and Child Psychopathology Series

Autism in Adulthood

Editors: Lowinger, Susan, Pearlman-Avnion, Shiri (Eds.)

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  • Addresses a unique and critical stage of life - Emerging Adulthood
  • Much needed addition to professional literature about adults on the spectrum
  • Emphasizes both theoretical and practical information
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  • Due: November 22, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28832-7
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About this book

This book evaluates how autism is experienced and addressed in four areas critical to the developmental phase of adulthood: self-awareness, individuality, comprehensive support systems, and the dissemination of information and expanded education. The editors present comprehensive coverage of new developments in the field of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), particularly with regards to the updating of diagnostic criteria in the DSM-5 and an increased level of interest in research on adults with ASD. Contributors also make recommendations regarding services that should be provided to people with ASD based on recognition of their needs, the frequent lack of accessibility to relevant services, and an understanding of how a person's living situation both influences and is influenced by the way they conduct their lives.

Among the topics discussed:

  • The distinctive stage of Emerging Adulthood in individuals with ASD
  • Late diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder
  • Sexuality and romantic relationships among people with ASD
  • Parents, siblings, and communities of individuals with ASD
  • Cultural-demographic influences on life choices among people with ASD
  • Adult women on the high-functioning autism spectrum
  • The experience of academia and employment for people with ASD

Autism in Adulthood is a unique resource for professionals, clinicians, researchers and caregivers that emphasizes both theoretical and practical information regarding ASD in the critical adult stage of life.


 

About the authors

Dr. Susan Lowinger is a developmental and clinical psychologist who worked as the Chief Psychologist in Developmental Clinics, and lectured in the Education Department at Bar Ilan University.  She has a great deal of experience training teams of professionals in the field as well as working with autistic individuals and their families in her private practice. In recent years, Dr. Lowinger edited five books about the diagnosis and treatment of autism.
Dr. Shiri Pearlman-Avnion is an Educational Psychologist currently working as a full time lecturer at Tel-Chai College.  In addition, she runs a private clinic as a psychologist, mainly working with people on the autism spectrum (Approval for continued therapy and diagnosis of children, adolescents and adults with autism, Ministry of Health, 2013).  She held a postdoctoral fellowship (National Alliance for Autism Research, NAAR) at BUMC (Boston University Medical School), Boston, 2002-2005. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28833-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 22, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28832-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Autism in Adulthood
Editors
  • Susan Lowinger
  • Shiri Pearlman-Avnion
Series Title
Autism and Child Psychopathology Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28833-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28833-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28832-7
Series ISSN
2192-922X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 292
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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