Spotlight on Relationships

We’re going live!  Join UF CARD February 13th (2017) at noon as we navigate the ins and outs of the dating world, while also focusing on dealing with friendships and relationships for those on the autism spectrum.  We will present in real time through Facebook Live-just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Hope you’ll join us for this first spotlight in a special monthly series of presentations!



1. Books

  • The PEERS Treatment Manual: Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders by Elizabeth A. Laugeson and Fred Frankel
  • Making Sense of Sex by Sarah Attwood (has a chapter/section on the social rules of making and keeping friends)
  • Sexuality Across the Lifespan for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities by DiAnn L. Baxley and Anna L. Zendell
  • Decoding Dating by John Miller
  • Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers by John Elder Robison
  • The Turtle and the Bagpipe by Shel Silverstein is a great way to illustrate mutual interest to teens
  • Autism and Falling in Love: To the One That Got Away by Kerry Magro

***We may have copies of these books in our lending library. Please call us at 352-273-0581 if you are interested in borrowing one.***

2. Apps

  • Quickcues is an app that provides social scripts to help individuals navigate through tricky social situations
  • Hidden Curriculum for Kids provides various social scenarios to help kids and teens problems solve and engage in conversation
  • The Social Navigator and FriendMaker are some more apps to help with social skills during various situations

3. Websites