About the Author
Coauthor of the award-winning book Asperger’s and Girls, Jennifer McIlwee Myers is a terrific creator and speaker with Asperger’s Syndrome—she is funny, eloquent, and to the point. Her brother has autism, but she wasn’t diagnosed with Asperger’s until 2002. She has taught herself many unique, innovative how you can navigate the world of “normal” people over her lifetime. Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and currently lives in California with her husband Gary.
In the real world, people on the autism spectrum need the same kinds of day-to-day skills everyone else must be functional! It’s true. No matter how high-functioning children with autism or Asperger’s may be or may transform, they function better as adults if they’ve had the chance to be told basic skills, from being on time to good personal hygiene. Many reach adulthood without those skills; enter Jennifer McIlwee Myers, Aspie at Large! Co-writer of the groundbreaking book Asperger’s and Girls, Jennifer’s personal experience with Asperger’s Syndrome and having a brother with autism makes her perspective doubly insightful. Jennifer can show you how to: Create opportunities for children to be told in natural settings and situations Teach vital skills such as on a regular basis domestic tasks, choosing appropriate attire, and being polite Help individuals on the spectrum develop good habits so as to help them be more fit and healthy Give a boost to time management skills such as punctuality and task-switching and a lot more! Jennifer’s straightforward and humorous delivery will keep you eagerly turning the page for her next creative solution!