Teenagers & young people

Google comes to the rescue

Click icon to read about a teen’s YouTube channel hacked by a bully.            Google came to the rescue.            One of them wrote, I’m so happy we were able to get your videos back.     The teams here at Google can tell you put a lot of time and effort into each and every video.      Always follow your passions and keep up the great work, whether that be in video editing, computer animation, or anything else you choose to pursue. 

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The  Adults  and  Employment  pages have a few items that may be of relevance for older teenagers.               See Information for sex education DVDs.

What to expect

Click icon for Autism in the Teen Years:  What to Expect, How to Help.            The interactive autism network link autism community and research.            A couple of quotes:

  • The teens are not getting more noncompliant because their autism is getting worse.       It’s because they’re teenagers.
  • Teens say actually the hardest part is not having friends.

Safe living

Parties, Dorms and Social Norms:  A Crash Course in Safe Living for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum.              “The late teens and twenties are exciting times, but filled with potential pitfalls as young people navigate the transition into independent adult life.”                This book was written by Dr. Lisa Meeks, an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Medical Student Disability Services at The University of California.
See Amazon.

Teenage angst

Here is a discussion about Mixed up emotional teens.             A mother has prompted several replies to her request for advice about her 12 year old son.               He says that he is “feeling a bit weird about all this growing up stuff…”.

Beating social anxiety

One young lady has posted a few of the things that she has learned to do to tackle social anxiety.              She says, “for years and at the height of it I could barely stand to talk to anyone”.

ChildlineTeen couples

Doc iconChildline was Esther Rantzen’s idea.                It has a well presented website where a teenager or young person can browse and see what others are saying or asking.               Click icon to view.

The website has a page about Autism.              More specifically, it has several pages which provide an introduction to issues that could be of help and interest to teenagers:

Peer pressure            Relationships             Sexting              Zipit

Sarcasm

Do you get sarcasm?               You might like to try Sarcasm is strong with this one on Facebook.

Social skills

The National Autistic Society has a web page about Social skills for adolescents and adults.                It covers a lot of issues on which someone on the autistic spectrum might not be up to speed.             Their Discussion forum might be of some interest.

The following book looks interesting.                   Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela CrookeSocially Curious and Curiously Social,   A Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens & Young Adult               It contains some cartoon-style illustrations.             It is not currently in Lincolnshire public libraries and, on request, they replied, “Unable to purchase via our supplier, out of print”.               Social Thinking  is the web page that
promotes the book along with a few other related books.              
  See also:  Good Reads        Amazon – in stock in 2016.

Experiences

Read about parents whose older children and teenagers have either autism or Asperger’s.Netmums logo

Guidance for parents

This booklet offers practical guidance for parents and carers of teenagers with Asperger’s Syndrome.   

Relationships

Options Group produce help sheets on relationships, developing sexuality and sexual expression.    To view them click

Part 1                   Part 2 

There is also more information about sex education at:NAS small icon