The Asperger Teen's Toolkit by Francis Musgrave is a very exciting and needed book concept. As a mom of a Teen with ASD there really isn't much out there to help us guide our children through the rough waters of the teenage years. For that reason, I really appreciate the effort of this book.
I especially like the toolkit concept, the use of graphics, and the chapter on depression.
There is a Gender Identity and Relationship and Sex section that I would not use as they go against our religious values and aren't really something I would expect any book to cover as, I believe, they are better covered by family discussion. It's important to note that those sections are written with a secular world view and as a result may be offensive to some of my readers.
Others may not have any concerns about them at all and, frankly, when there is nothing else like this on the market I'll take what I can get.
The Gender Identity and Relationships and Sex sections are only 12 pages/ 136). I would just not use those 12 pages. I really saw great value in the rest of this book. The Asperger Teen's Toolkit covers important topics like bullies, depression, social media, health and more. Overall I think it's a very useful resource on a subject matter that greatly needs attention.
Because I could not use all of the contents I would look for this book at a library rather than purchasing it.
Those who want to purchase can do so HERE for $19.95 on July 21st, 2017 (Publication date).
Disclosure: I received a free copy of The Asperger Teen's Toolkit from Jessica Kingsley Publishers via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
I give this book three stars.
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