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Palacio is the latest thing and was all the talk when I was in town. While it struck me as tired, at least the small cabaret Punto G is crowded.
When a weekday bar crawl fails, this is where everyone winds up Anchorena ; Rumor has it that the layout influenced the design of the Evita museum, since both are equipped with mirrored, dark rooms Viamontebasement floor; Imperio is the national gay magazine. Also check out www. You can find out more on the lessons by contacting Edgardo at or E-mailing him at lalogargano hotmail.
He has also started a new gay tango hall called La Marshall.Video 88: Pi-CBT Toolkit 2: Empathy Quotient Questionnaire
It has two locations: I stayed at the Lafayette Hotela midsize four-star establishment in the MicroCentro. The business-class hotels Crillon or Claridge offer more luxury at a great price. Dripping with gold leaf, the Alvear Palace offers total luxury and service, and it has been a dream of mine to stay there. That dream finally came true on a recent trip.
I even had a butler. So if you really would like to spoil yourself in style, the Alvear is the place for you. The Four Seasons is a more subdued luxury hotel and was where Madonna stayed when filming Evita The property is split in two: Tango and El Tangauta list spots for here and all over town. Best to come on a Sunday, when there are free tango demonstrations in Plaza Dorrego during the antiques fair. Tourist-friendly lessons can be taken at the Escuela Argentina de Tangolocated in the Galerias Pacifico.
The best time to see tango is during the annual World Tango Festival, held in early March. They even block off streets and let thousands of people tango until the sun comes up. Being here for that was like watching Buenos Aires dreaming of itself. The sex quotient, of course, is high, complete with even a simulated lesbian orgy sex scene, where the Fosse-esque dancers pretend to kiss while stroking each other up and down.
Then their boyfriends come and smack them around. Plus I felt corralled with all the other tourists, kept in crowded pens watching the show. Go to this if you must, but balance it with a visit to a real tango hall where only Argentines go.
Finally, and most important, there is a new all-gay tango hall, also known as a milonga. Called La Marshall, it is for now only Wednesday nights.
For more info, contact them at lamarshallmilonga yahoo. The location may change, but the current one is Avenida Cordoba Patagonia and Antarctica You could spend your whole vacation in Buenos Aires, as I did my first time here three years ago. Or you could use the fact that everything is an incredible bargain and see even more, including Antarctica. The state of Patagonia makes up most of the southern portion of Argentina. When I was planning my trip, I remembered all those images from high school geography, and my fantasy was that if I came here, I would meet handsome gauchos who would give me glasses of the traditional drink, mate, and then give me themselves.
That crazy dream did not come true, but I did find adventure of all kinds in Patagonia. The most popular resort is Bariloche. It likens itself to Switzerland, with its Alpine setting and at times cheesy Teutonic architecture. In warmer weather, people hike or go for scenic drives like the Circuito Chico. A really luxurious option is Llao Llaowith the same owners as the Alvear Palace. Its remote location means a renting a car is a must, but if you can afford this place, that is not an issue More wild is Calafate, a tiny town less than an hour from fantastic glaciers on the Chilean border.
I got to climb a glacier and see a myriad of others in the enormous lakes dotting the region. My friends Marcos and Pedro found the place so inspiring, it renewed their love life. I myself found love on an iceberg cruise among the lakes and glaciers. The glaciers move as rapidly as the guides, and this is one of the best places in the world to watch them. The most amazing is Perito Mereno, which roars and moans as the ice progresses, forming icebergs before your eyes.
You can even climb it, putting you onto an all-white, moon-like landscape. I hung here with two Dutch lesbians who helped me butch it up on the ice, considering I never was really outdoorsy.
My hotel here was the El Quijote Without exaggeration, I can say I saw some of the best sunrises in my life here from my room at the Hotel Los Nires, perched on a cliff Most voyages last 10 days, and the crossings can be rough, but any seasickness is worth what I saw. My boat was full of Dutch people, so I got to learn the Dutch words for things like whale and seal—not that those terms will be that useful on a trip to Amsterdam.
The company I used was OceanWidewith U. We would be the last people from the outside world that the scientists at the Ukrainian station we visited would see for nine months.
Imagine such a life. There were penguins galore of various species, but the nonscientist in me can tell you nothing more than that they are cute. They also smell really bad. We took expeditions on small boats while whales swam all around us, as curious about us as we were about them. The second part of the book guides users in the process of translating the information they have gathered into plans for achieving the goals they have identified. Fair Winds Press, Asperger Syndrome is characterised by a reliance on clear guidelines,and in adolescence the guidelines become murky and confusing.
In this book the author, a child psychologist, presents strategies for helping ten to eighteen year olds achieve happiness and success by maximising the benefits of AS and mimimising the drawbacks. She explains the challenges facing older children with Asperger Syndrome and offers practical advice which can be utilised by parents, educators, and therapists who work with them.
Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with Asperger syndrome, this book looks at the complex issues of adolescence like sexuality, friendships, peer relationships and depression, specific to teenagers with Asperger syndrome.
It explores the effect of having an adolescent with Asperger syndrome in the family, as well as the consequential issues of continuing education choices, self-discovery and self-acceptance. This book is written by a woman with Aspergers for other Aspergirls, young and old. It gives advise "on every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage.
Employment, career, rituals, and routines ae also covered, along with depression, meltdowns, and being misunderstood. The author, who has Asperger syndrome and is mother to three young children with AS, draws on her own knowledge and experiences in writing this book. She explains how theory of mind difficulties in autism create a need for more "concrete forms of communication", and relates effective ways of engaging children with AS.
In particular, she describes how the special interests of the child can be a "way in" to the child's heart and mind, helping to promote academic, social and emotional growth. This book is written by a young man with Asperger's who has been through his teen years and survived. He offers practical advice to his peers so they can make the most out of middle and high school, both academically and socially.
It also has "Notes to Parents" sections which offer advice to caregivers and educators. Chapters cover school, transitioning, sensory sensitivity, motor skills and awkwardness, stress management, bullying, socializing and friendships, dating and relationships,obsessions and creativity, and more.
Oxford University Press, This books aims to summarize what is currently known about autism and Asperger syndrome, addressing topics including: The author provides a summary of the current understanding of autism and Asperger Syndrome and includes a chapter on the changing prevalence of autism through history.
It covers the process of diagnosis, with a chapter on the Autism Spectrum Quotient AQa screening instrument for measuring autistic traits, as well as options for intervention, education and treatment for these conditions. There are also chapters discussing the psychological and biological theories of autism and Asperger's. This book defines the commonalities and unique differences of children with these disorders,and looks at the evolving concept of the diagnosis.
Written specifically for parents, it sets out what it means for a child to be diagnosed with ASD, PDD, autism, or Asperger syndrome, and offers parents directions on where to go from there. The authors describe the characteristics of each conditon, how a diagnosis is made,and what it means for an individual child. Associated conditions are discussed and various treatments, therapies, and educational approaches are reviewed.
This is a compilation of essays and a guidebook that combines real-life stories of challenges and successes with practical ideas for handling autism every day. They cover over eighteen years of living with autism with the author's three sons covering the whole spectrum - Asperger's syndrome, high-functioning autism, and classic autism. The book combines wisdom with humour while looking at the characteristics of autism, education, family life and community interactions.
Hardie Grant Books, This is the bittersweet story of a twenty first century family, and why being different isn't a disability - it just takes some getting used to. This book, written by a lady with Asperger Syndrome, is an excellent guide to life for those on the higher end of the autism spectrum. Wendy looks at the concepts of 'self' and 'others' and talks about the people in our lives - how to relate to them, use their support and so on.
She also covers 'putting on a face', assessing personal skills and how to deal with unwelcome changes in life. The book also provides a dictionary of common metaphors useful to those with ASD. A comprehensive guide for parents and professionals that will explain all aspects of Asperger syndrome from childhood through to adulthood. Details the causes of Asperger syndrome, including diagnostic criteria and assessment.
Provides strategies and information on the theory of mind, dealing with emotions, social interactions and friendships includes a special section on Social Storieslong term relationships, teasing and bullying, language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity and career development.
Includes a frequently asked questions chapter and resource lists for parents and professionals. Wise Mothers Publishing, When the author's son David was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome it was the beginning of a long struggle. As his parents dealt with the day-to-day struggles faced by many parents of a child with Aspergers, they move from wishing to make their son "normal" to recognising his unique difference and personality.
More information can be seen at the website http: Eva was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome ASD at age 11 and is now a fun-living, sociable 16 year old. This book, co-written with her mother, a speech and language therapist, discusses their reasons for seeking a diagnosis, the process of being assessed, their reactions to the news and the impact it has had on Eva's life.
It also considers how diagnosis has helped them find strategies to lessen the challenge of living with ASD. This book shows diagnosis to be a positive and empowering experience. This book has been written to give parents and teachers a greater understanding of the child with Asperger's. It aims to help them see and meet the psychological needs of these children.
The book has strategies, insights, and points to remember in order to address common areas of difficulty, including creating a safe space, quieting sensory overload, quelling anxiety, connecting to feelings, promoting friendship, and feeding creativity.
One chapter is devoted to girls with Asperger's and describes how to see and connect with the child in order to better meet their needs. The author also considers the ways in which other children might view and treat the child with Asperger's.
This is the first Australian resource guide for parents who have a child with Asperger's Syndrome. It offers insight into parenting these extraordinary children; information on how to negotiate the service systems and practical support so parents know they're not alone.
Amongst other things, chapters cover informed parenting; financial assistance; the medical system; education; recreational choices; and respite. This book offers a fun and accessible introduction for the father or carer of a child diagnosed with AS.
It is intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis and addresses questions or concerns that a dad might have. Growing up knowing she was different yet not knowing why, Jeanette spent her childhood in anger and confusion as to why she did not fit in.
As she reached adulthood her life went into a downward spiral of drug addiction, crime, being sent to prison and psychiatric hospitals. After being diagnosed with Asperger syndrome Jeanette makes the slow climb towards self discovery and an acceptance of who she is.
Luke, diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, is the 13 year-old author of this book for adolescents. In a humorous, articulate, knowledgeable and very readable way, Luke provides a unique insight into the life of a teenager with AS, covering such topics as friendships and socialising, bullying, dating, school, language and others.
This book takes the reader on a journey of exploration of the complexities of friendship - through the stumbling blocks and the realisations. The author, who has Asperger's syndrome, felt she had a knack of upsetting people and was surprised to be told that she 'did friendship rather well'. In her frank and thoughtful analysis of what makes and breaks friendships, she explores what it means to have friends or be a friend. The ideas are accompanied by practical examples, poetry and stories and is insightful and relevant to people both on and off the autism spectrum.
Once behaviours and reactions are understood, many of the apparent problems become less troublesome, and difficulties can be avoided or easily resolved. Practical strategies to combat typical problems are offered, and common issues that occur specifically with individuals diagnosed later in life are addressed. A renowned autism expert collaborates with a parent of an autistic teenager in this guide to helping teens with autism.
It describes effective behavioural teaching methods and addresses issues from making and maintaining good friendships and successful romantic relationships to making school and college successful and improving daily life. This volume offers hope and wisdom for parents, therapists, and educators. Each question and answer includes discussion questions and a summary of the main idea. This is a book for those who have a child on the autism spectrum who struggles with challenges of daily life.
It includes stories of real-life situations and successes, and offers clever ideas for tackling everyday difficulties, such as bathing, bedtime, school trips, and selecting the right child minder.
The authors give practical strategies to help parents and caregivers to support their child, and to enable their child to develop the social skills needed to manage and enjoy daily life to the fullest. It covers home life, hygeine, community, medical, and schools and organisations.
An information guide for teenagers with Asperger syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Explains the characteristics of these disorders and provides strategies for coping in everyday situations including social skills and hobby related difficulties. Details the strengths and weaknesses in the areas of communication, imagination, senses and sensation, emotions and obsessive compulsiveness. This book discusses how parents can prepare their child for school life and how they can work with teachers to improve the classroom environment, as well as the school environment as a whole, to the benefit of all students.
It describes a range of strategies including peer education, classroom layout, the use of visual cues and rules, and effective communication between parents, teachers and support staff. Using a few words of text along with colourful pictures and clever animal photos, this book will engage both children and adults alike, providing a better understanding of individuals with Asperger syndrome and autism spectrum disorders.
Mark was diagnosed with Aspergers at the age of 31, only after his first child was diagnosed with Autism. He talks about the difficulties he had throughout his childhood and adult years and how a diagnosis helped to explain why he struggled to fit in. The author challenges common perceptions of a "life with labels", and recalls her family's year journey to the edge and back.
She recalls how the diagnoses first came about and how life at the family home, aptly named "The Edge" changed as a result. She describes the behaviours associated with Luke's condition, the impact they had on each family member, and takes a light-hearted look at his more unusual habits and obsessions.
It goes beyond his childhood to his life as a teenager - and to the inspirational teacher who helped him to turn his life around.
It includes tips from the author, Luke and his sister. Dan Coulter's collected Asperger articles: For years Dan Coulter has written articles and videos to improve the life for people with Asperger syndrome and their families. This is a collection of articles written after the author's son was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at fourteen inand before he had his own diagnosis in In the introduction Dan comments on how this diagnosis answered questions he had about himself his entire life, and explained why he had been able to relate to what his son was going through.
He had had the advantage of an inside perpective. The articles cover acquiring social skills, taking a positive approach, generating awareness of Asperger syndrome, fostering success at school, fostering success at school, succeeding at parenting, improving family life, tapping a mother's strength, becoming role model fathers, helping siblings understand, and living as adults.
Corgi Yearling Books, Ted has Asperger syndrome. His favourite thing to do in London is to fly the London eye so one day Ted and his sister Kate decide to take their cousin Salim for a ride. Salim is given a free ticket by a stranger so boards the capsule, while Ted and Kate look on. They track the capsule as it makes it orbit, waiting for it to land. The only problem is Salim is not amongst the passengers as each capsule lands.
This novel follows Ted "whose brain runs on it's own unique operating system" and Kate as they follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin. A teen mystery novel suitable for ages years.
John Elder Robison's memoir tells the story of growing up with Asperger's syndrome at a time when a diagnosis didn't exist. He tells about his desperation to connect with others, and his struggle to pass as 'normal' - a struggle that would continue into adulthood. It also tells the story of two brothers born eight years apart yet devoted to each other: The author, diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at 51 years of age, writes this book for parents of young people with Asperger's and high functioning autism to help them understand how they can best help their children into adulthood.
Chapters cover social skills, handling finances, keeping healthy, higher education, and employment. The ultimate aim of the author is to help young adults on the spectrum achieve independence and learn life long skills of self-knowledge, self-sufficiency, and self-advocacy.
While the introduction of this book introduces the reader to the characteristics of Asperger Syndrome, including the upside - all the quotes, stories, poems, and essays in this book come from children and teens diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism. It shows how the children feel about themselves, others, and the world they observe.
In the process they clear up common misunderstandings and allow the reader to have a greater understanding of how the minds of people with Asperger Syndrome work. This book offers a fun and accessible introduction for the mother or carer of a child diagnosed with AS. It is intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis and in a varied and engaging way addresses questions or concerns that a mother might have.
The book explains what it is like to parent children and adolescents with a range of conditions including Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, autism, dyspraxia and dyslexia. Full of anecdotes and easy to read it provides helpful and creative advice for other parents and carers. One son Luke has written a book on what it is like to be an adolescent and have Asperger Syndrome. Designed for people with limited experience in providing social skills programs for children and individuals with Asperger's syndrome or high functioning autism.
The programs cover a range of social, emotional and behaviour management skills including stress prevention, conversation and communication, abstract thinking and extrinsic vs.
The set tasks are as real to life as possible and each task is broken down into small incremental steps. Within the program each step is built upon skills learnt in previous steps. Templates are provided for photocopying. The first part of this guide is on 'understanding' high-functioning autism spectrum disorder ASD and looks at what it is, the diagnostic process, causes, and treatments.
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The second part on 'living' with ASD has chapters on channeling your child's strengths, at home, at school, the social world of these children and adolescents, and looking ahead to the disorder in late adolescence and adulthood.
This gives ideas, insights, tips and strategies addressing the complex issues parents face during this crucial period of transition for their child with Asperger syndrome.
The key suggestions cover social vulnerability, peer relationships, self esteem, anxiety and coping with change - with a focus on the importance of nurturing an open and healthy relationship with the son or daughter.
In this accessible book for parents of teenagers on the Autism Spectrum, the psychologist and author offers guidance on coping with the more difficult issues that parents may encounter at home and school during the adolescent years.
Advice is provided on tackling behaviour problems, turning around falling grades, helping your child with social relationships, talking about sex and sexuality with your child, keeping your child safe online, and what to do if you suspect your child has mental health problems. In this book the author draws on her experience as a support group leader and a parent of a child on the spectrum to offer advice and solutions to parent's top concerns.
Covering everything from the first steps to take after diagnosis, to advocacy and disclosure, friendship, behaviour, holidays, homework, building independence, supporting siblings and how parents can look after their own wellbeing, this book is filled with the voices of other parents in the same situation and extends support.
This resource gives authoritive answers to everyday questions about living and learning with autism and has useful advice for parents and caregivers of children exhibiting autistic characteristics. It gives a detailed background on autism and related Autism Spectrum Disorders ASDsincluding Asperger syndrome; sound approaches to screening for conditions like autism; helpful summaries such as "The 10 Most Preventable Health Problems" and "Five Questions to Ask Your Doctor at Every Visit" ; practical information on complimentary and alternative treatments; advice on evaluating school programmes and services for children with autism; coverage of medical and dental care of children with autism; and information regarding the selection of doctors, schools, services, insurance and day to day living.
St Martin's Griffin, This book is intended to be a handy, practical resource to help those who care for a child with Asperger's syndrome to zero in on specific concerns.
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Eighty five topics that challenge Asperger's children are listed alphabetically to make it possible to find the help you and your child need as fast as possible. The useful tips to help the child function better at home and school include greeting others and making eye contact; cooperating and asking for help; letting go and moving on to new tasks; handling teasing and bullying; being polite and paying compliments; meltdowns and perfectionism.
Using clear, simple language the author explains the nature of autism in detail and provides explanations and advice aimed to help parents feel confident in providing effective support for their child with Asperger's Syndrome AS or high-functioning autism. Emphasis is placed on ways to develop social and communication skills, as well as getting the assistance needed, and how to ensure siblings needs are also met. Also included is information about how parents in Japan cope with children with autistic conditions.
From the author of "Look Me in the Eye" and "Be Different", this book is more than a memoir about a father and son bound by their Asperger's syndrome. It has been described as "a story that reminds us how precious and precarious the parent-child relationship is and how beautiful our lives can be when we share that ride together".
This book has been described as "an illuminating autobiography and a wise and extemely useful insider's guide to growing up with Asperger syndrome". The author covers the key topics of most significance to children and young people with Asperger syndrome, including friendships and social situations, anxiety, obsessions, mental health and sensory issues,shopping, travelling and holidays, school and bullying.
A guide for parents trying to understand their Asperger child. This handbook is an information guide to life for a teenage girl with Asperger Syndrome.
The author draws on her own real-life experiences - from body shapes, love interests, bullying, friendship and celebrating your unique, beautiful self. This book, written for teenagers and adults with Asperger syndrome and those who work with them, offers practical advice relating to social skills, friendships and relationships. Each chapter focuses on real life scenarios and challenges they present and includes step-by-step suggestions and solutions for each situation.
Topics focused on in separate chapters include: There is also a chapter describing in detail the adaptive tools described throughout the book. Little Pickle Press, In this humorous chapter book about an eight-year-old boy with Aspergers Syndrome, Connor struggles to make his way through a typical school day. In his attempt to be as cool as everyone else, he leaves a hilarious trail of destruction. But, by the end of the day, and despite many miscommunications and misunderstandings, Connor realizes that he is exactly as cool as he is supposed to be.
It is intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis. Varied and engaging it addresses questions and concerns that the child might have. Provides an overview of the needs of children and adolescents with Asperger syndrome and practical strategies for intervention. Includes chapters on social interactions and getting along, unwritten rules, special interests, organization, daily living skills, and school subjects.
Particularly suitable for parents and teachers. This book provides straightforward, practical instructions to create a comprehensive guide to your child's unique ASD profile. The individualized guide will: The book includes social stories, checklists and worksheets, so that you can easily create a personalized guide for your child with autism aged This is a handbook for children and teenagers on living successful lives with Asperger's syndrome and nonverbal learning disorder, by taking control of their strengths to overcome their weaknesses.
The authors draw on their experiences as parents and teachers of such teenagers and provide tips on understanding the disorders, living with the symptoms, succeeding in school, completing housework, talking to others about strengths and needs, making friends and socialising, and using technology to connect others of the same age with these disorders. Presented in a clear and easy to read format, this book provides practical advice and ideas on how to explain a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome or autism to the person with the diagnosis, siblings, family, friends, students and teachers and other school staff.
Deadwood City Publishing, This book consists of carefully curated, evidence-based information from autism parents, autistics, and autism professionals. The goal is to fast-forward the reader past society's autism fabrications and negativity by providing by providing clear, balanced and referenced information - and to promote understanding that autism awareness and acceptance are necessary attitudes.
This book is designed to be a quick and helpful tool for parents and families in navigating their way through everyday activities and occurrences when living with a child with autism spectrum disorders.
It gives tips regarding personal care, travel, friendship, family gatherings, recreation, school, community events and outings and a range of other situations. Trueman Bradley - Aspie detective is a mystery novel about Trueman Bradley, genius detective, with Asperger's Syndrome.
Trueman leaves his hometown of Heartville, Illinois, and arrives in New York City, hoping to fufill his dream of becoming a private detective. He is soon told, by his new landlady and by a New York City police detective, that a guy with Asperger's Syndrome could not possibly succeed as a detective.
Determined to prove them wrong, Trueman uses his exceptional mathematical skills to invent a crime-fighting equation. Created with crime statistics, path integral physics and advanced mathematics, the crime-fighting equation can solve crimes and locate murderers. With the help of a few new friends, Trueman must test his skills against the criminal world of New York City to prove to the police, his friends, and himself, that a guy with Asperger's Syndrome can be as good a detective as anyone.