chapter  7
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Counseling Adolescents

Adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome face both the typical problems of adolescence and those associated with being different. Although they can be difficult to engage in therapy, teachers or parents refer them because they can foresee the potential benefits. The adolescent might resist, doubting the advantages, and worrying about the stigma of seeing a mental health professional. Their resistance can be challenging, but this transitional period between childhood and adulthood might be the last window of opportunity for helping them navigate the neurotypical world.