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Book details
  • Genre:PSYCHOLOGY
  • SubGenre:Psychopathology / Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Language:English
  • Pages:93
  • eBook ISBN:9781935274940

No More Victims

Protecting Those with Autism from Cyber Bullying, Internet Predators & ...

by Dr. Jed Baker

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Overview
Trusting individuals with autism spectrum disorders, who are oftentimes socially isolated, are especially vulnerable to online predators. Finally, we have a resource to help prepare them for the minefields they may encounter on the Internet.
Description
The digital world offers a wonderful way to communicate and socialize with others. Yet, it is also rife with the dangers of being victimized emotionally, physically, and financially. Trusting individuals with autism spectrum disorders, who are oftentimes socially isolated, are especially vulnerable to online predators. Finally, we have a resource to help prepare them for the minefields they may encounter on the Internet. In this much-needed book, Dr Baker presents three main areas of concern for our kids: • Cyber bullying • Online sexual predators • Internet scams Through Dr Baker’s invaluable advice, kids will learn what to look out for, whom to avoid, and how to protect themselves when they’re communicating online.
About the author
Jed Baker, PhD, is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, an organization that serves individuals with autism and social communication problems. He is on the professional advisory board of Autism Today, the Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network (ASPEN), Asperger’s Network Support for Wellbeing, Education, and Research (ANSWER), the YAI Autism Center, the Kelberman Center, and several other autism organizations. In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors. He is an award-winning author of five books, including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems; Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome; The Social Skills Picture Book; The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond; and No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, Fox News, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel. Visit his Web site at www.jedbaker.com for more information.

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