Lisa M. Meeks, PhD, Director of Student Disability Services, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Rigler and her team have outdone themselves. This second book in the series is the perfect follow-up, as it will assist students with building self-perception, self-awareness, and self-esteem. The graphics are superb, providing visual reminders of the issues and techniques presented. The use of identity language further encourages students to tap in, embrace, and encompass their personal strengths!
Karen L. Weigle, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Chattanooga Autism Center and Associate Director, Center for START Services, University of New Hampshire
This book is a must-have for all young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It outlines specific strategies and exercises to tackle one of the most difficult to address, as well as most overlooked, developmental differences that people with ASDs face; that is, developing a sense of self, identifying personal strengths, and learning how to build on them. Self-reflection and the ability to observe and learn about the self is one of the most pervasive challenges those with ASD face. Thanks to the addition of the BASICS College Curriculum series, and especially this book, the need for a structured approach to help each person with ASD reach his or her personal aptitudes has been met and is easily accessible to all.