Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 42, Issue 11, pp 2521–2522 | Cite as

M. R. Cohen: Social Literacy: A Social Skills Seminar for Young Adults with ASDs, NSDs, and Social Anxiety

Paul H. Brookes, Baltimore, 2011, xii + 112 pp, $49.95, ISBN 978-1598570687 (paper)
  • Julie M. Wolf
Book review

With the rising prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), an increasing number of individuals with ASD are now reaching adulthood. In turn, there is a great demand for interventions and services to meet the needs of adults. While there are many books describing models of social skills intervention, very few are geared specifically to the adult population. Mary Riggs Cohen’s book, “Social Literacy: A Social Skills Seminar for Young Adults with ASDs, NLDs, and Social Anxiety” takes a step toward filling this gap. Dr. Cohen’s book outlines a 12-week intervention for adults with social vulnerabilities. Although primarily focused on social skills (including nonverbal communication, conversation skills, dating and sexuality), the program extends to other skills critical to success in adulthood, such as career selection and job interviewing skills. The intervention is designed for adults with Asperger’s Disorder, but the author notes it is suitable for individuals with other social...

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yale Child Study CenterYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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