A 5 Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries: Straight Up! An Honest Guide for Teens and Young Adults

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Autism Society Award Winner! Help for teaching about personal boundaries and potential legal consequences of unacceptable behaviors. Autism Society Award Winner! Building on Kari Dunn Buron's popular book, The Incredible 5-Point Scale, A 5 Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries Straight Up: An Honest Guide for Teens and Young Adults speaks directly to adolescents and young adults who have anxiety, social and behavior challenges. Using a direct and simple style with multiple examples and hands-on activities, readers are encouraged to think about their own behavior and create an anxiety scale that applies to their particular emotions and situations.

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Since 1995, I have been employing young adults with Asperger Syndrome at my summer camp. Over that time period, one young man was fired from his job for stalking a coworker, one young man was fired for having a tantrum on the job, and a young woman had her driver's license taken away because of road rage. In addition, in recent years, while working with students K-12, I have saw a dramatic increase in the numbers of students with Asperger Syndrome who were being referred to sexual offender programs for sexual harassment. In all cases, issues of social skills, especially boundaries, were both. And in all cases, both parents and teachers were desperate for a method that could effectively teach these students the basics of social boundaries.

I wrote my new book, A 5 Is Against the Law! with these individuals in mind. I am hopeful that professionals and parents will use the book as a workbook either 1:1 or in small groups. The approach used puts grey thinking social information, which poses special challenges for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, into a black-and-white systematic format for clearer understanding. In addition, the book directly relates the person's behavior to possible outcomes that could affect personal freedom in hopes of increasing his or her motivation to learn.

The ultimate objective of this approach is for readers to better understand how their personal behavior impacts how others perceive and judge them, and how that judgment, fair or not, can impact their lives.

I hope you enjoy the book. I welcome your feedback.

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Kari Dunn Buron is an autism educational specialist who has worked with children and young adults on the autism spectrum for over 25 years. Kari was one of the founding members of the Minnesota Autism Project and developed the ASD Certificate program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. Kari currently teaches in the Hamline program and coordinates a summer camp for teens with Asperger Syndrome. She is the author of When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety and the co-author of The Incredible 5-Point Scale: Assisting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling Their Emotional Responses.

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