Teaching social skills to students with autism is important because these skill are not intuitive to them. In fact, with the addiction to cell phones and other electronics, social skills are not intuitive to MOST teens. Social skills training is desperately needed for ALL teens.
Temple Grandin is one of my heroes. She is a world-renowned autism spokesperson, one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, and the author of Thinking in Pictures, The Autistic Brain and many other great books. Temple recently called me. She told me she loved my book Smile & Succeed for Teens and urged me to get the book out to all teens to teach job skills and lower the unemployment rate. She thinks it is a great book for teaching social skills to students with autism and for all teens. This is her testimonial:
“Smile & Succeed for Teens is a fantastic resource to help teens be successful at work.” –Temple Grandin, Author, Thinking in Pictures, The Autistic Brain
I wrote Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World to quickly and easily teach all teens important social skills and job skills for success. This book is popular with the autism community because it’s short with no wasted words. It’s broken up into easy to read, short sections with lots of fun images with educational captions.
A Teaching Guide is available filled with role-playing and other activities to teach social skills to students with autism and for teaching all teens. The book and teaching guide make teaching social skills to students with autism easy and fun. The book is easy to read and starts off with how to smile and say hello, make good eye contact, shake hands firmly, introduce yourself to make a friend, practice proper body language, and many more important social skills and job skills.
If you have not see the movie “Temple Grandin” be sure you do. It’s one of my favorites and the behind the scenes sections are very educational. Check out all of Temple Grandin’s amazing books on her website at www.TempleGrandin.com.
Kirt Manecke’s award-winning book Smile & Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired World is the perfect book for teaching social skills to students with autism. For adults with autism transitioning into jobs, Kirt’s award-winning book Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service is the ideal customer service and sales employee handbook. Both books are short and easy to read. Learn more on Kirt’s website.