Asperger Syndrome (Paperback)

The Oasis Guide: Advice, Inspiration, Insight, and Hope, from Early Intervention to Adulthood

By Patricia Romanowski Bashe, Tony Attwood (Foreword by), Michael John Carley (Foreword by)

Harmony, 9780385344654, 564pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2014



Since 2001, "The OASIS Guide" has been the reliable, comprehensive, authoritative guide to Asperger syndrome. This fully revised, updated, and expanded edition captures the latest in research, strategies, and parenting wisdom, and delivers it all in the empathetic, practical, and hope-filled style "The OASIS Guide" is famous for. Author Patricia Romanowski Bashe has revised this edition of "Asperger Syndrome "to reflect the latest in:
-Working with Professionals building a team, negotiating for your child, and keeping everyone's focus on high expectations for academic, social, and emotional success.
-Special Education: from early intervention through transition, college, and other postsecondary options, including how special education works and steps to take when it does not.
- Health and Safety sexuality education, health care, and insurance coverage, as well as understanding the real-life health and safety risks children with AS face and learning the steps that only parents can take to protect them.
-Options and Interventions with an emphasis on established guidelines for evidence-based treatments, including medication, applied behavior analysis, cognitive-behavior therapy, Social Stories, Comic Strip Conversations, and much more.
-Planning for the Future Teaching today for independence tomorrow.
For anyone else with a life touched by AS, "Asperger Syndrome: The OASIS Guide" is packed with resources to handle any situation, from understanding a diagnosis, realistically evaluating options and interventions, and nurturing the whole child with an eye to emotional health, happiness, and independence in school, at home, and among friends. Raising young people with AS to grow up successful, safe, independent, and happy is the goal. "Asperger Syndrome: The OASIS Guide" is your map.

About the Author

Patricia Romanowski Bashe, MSEd., BCBA, is, first, the mother of a son with Asperger syndrome, and then a certified special education teacher, early intervention provider, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Currently senior education specialist at the Cody Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, at Stony Brook University, she is also author of "The Parents' Guide to Teaching Kids with Asperger Syndrome and Similar ASDs Real-Life Skills for Independence." Visit her website at