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    edited by Nicholas W. Gelbar.
    Summary: "Adolescence is a challenging stage for all individuals, especially for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Individuals with ASD face increased social isolation and engage in more challenging behaviors during adolescence. They also experience increased mental health challenges including anxiety and depression, and they are among the least likely of any disability group to attend college, be competitively employed, or live independently. At the same time, adolescents with ASD face a major shift in available services and support as they exit the K-12 educational system. The need to present what is known about this group in order to inform clinicians, researchers, and educators cannot be understated. Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder synthesizes current science on adolescents and young adults with ASD in order to inform mental health practitioners and education professionals who work directly with these individuals. While early childhood interventions for ASD have been extensively developed and tested, research on adolescents and young adults with ASD has lagged behind until recently. This comprehensive handbook can be utilized to train students and professionals in applied mental health roles. The handbook includes three sections: Part I reviews diagnosis and treatment of adolescents with ASD; Part II details how to support their educational needs; and Part III discusses special populations including college students and young women. Chapters highlight recommendations for clinicians and include study questions and additional resources."-- Provided by publisher.

    Part I. Diagnosis and Treatment of Adolescents with ASD
    Chapter 1: The Challenge of Entering Adulthood for Individuals with ASD
    Nicholas W. Gelbar and Daniel T. Volk
    Chapter 2: Efficacious Treatments for Common Psychiatric Challenges in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Lisa A. Nowinski, Alyssa Milot, Alanna Gold, and Christopher J. McDougle
    Chapter 3: Executive functions in adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Yael Dai and Inge-Marie Eigsti
    Chapter 4: Anxiety in Adolescents and Adults with ASD
    Micah O. Mazurek
    Chapter 5: Cognitive Behavioral Approaches for Treating Adolescents with ASD
    Caitlin M. Conner, Lindsey DeVries, and Judy Reaven
    Part II. Supporting Educational Needs of Adolescents with ASD
    Chapter 6: Self-Determination and the Transition to Adulthood for Youth and Young Adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Michael L. Wehmeyer and Karrie A. Shogren
    Chapter 7: Supporting Strong Transitions for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Erik W. Carter
    Chapter 8: Employment Training for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    David W. Test, Debra G. Holzberg, Kelly Clark, Misty Terrell, and Dana E. Rusher
    Chapter 9: Teaching Skills to Adolescents Using Applied Behavior Analysis
    John Molteni
    Chapter 10: Managing Challenging Behavior in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Maya Matheis, Jasper A. Estabillo, and Johnny L. Matson
    Part III. Special Populations of Adolescents with ASD
    Chapter 11: Supporting College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Nicholas W. Gelbar
    Chapter 12: Young Women on the Autism Spectrum
    Meng-Chuan Lai, Stephanie H. Ameis, and Peter Szatmari
    Chapter 13: Conclusion
    Nicholas W. Gelbar.
    Digital Access Oxford 2017