Guide For Parents
Who Want To Promote Self-Reliance
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“James is 19 years old,
and for the last year had
been doing nothing but
playing video games.
Before I found the your
guide, I was so worried
and stressed about
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because now the lack of motivation, lack of
self-confidence, and disrespectful attitude
have been greatly reduced.

James has enrolled in our local technical
school and is currently studying to be an auto
mechanic. He has always loved anything that
was mechanical in nature, and is now
applying his passion at school. Now I'm a
big fan of your work and tell my friends about
these common sense methods that you
teach in your guide.”   ~ Tina H.
“Reading this ebook has completely trans-
formed my experience of being a parent of
an adult-child affected by Aspergers. After
learning about why these individuals lack
motivation, and how to actually get through
to them, my son listens to me all the time!
I have really become a ‘life-coach’ of sorts
for my son. And he has made more progress
in the last 3 months than he did in the last
3 years.

Now I know more about how to respond to
his needs and to give him structure. I don’t
feel the same intense pressure to be a
“super-mom” anymore. It's amazing actually.
My son is cooperating more, and I'm more

He is actually working full-time, has put
some money into a savings account, and we
are making plans to go apartment shopping
next month. I recommend the Launching
Adult Children Guide to all parents I meet
now.”   ~ Jill & Mike P.
“Within JUST TWO WEEKS of starting this
program, I noticed my daughter was less
needy and dependent. She was the one who
actually took the initiative to talk to my friend
(who owns a gift shop) about part-time
employment. I was at my wits end with my
Aspergers daughter when a friend of mine
suggested that I visit this website and try the
Launching Adult Children With Aspergers

I have to admit I was very skeptical at first…
I'd tried many things and nothing seemed to
work with my aggressive, rude 20-year-old.
Within two weeks of using the techniques,
I started noticing a dramatic difference in her.
She's happier and more confident than I've
ever seen her.”   ~ Jason & Margie D.
“I love this program! At first I was a bit
skeptical that it would be manipulative,
but it actually is very compassionate and
respectful. This program is so easy to follow.
It is structured in a way that really helped me
learn not only what to do, but how to do it in
small bite-sized chunks so that each layer
adds another dimension of parenting skills.
The concrete examples make it easy to
grasp how to apply these skills in a real

When I was stressed, it was easier to revert
to whatever was in my existing toolbox, even
when it was inappropriate. Mark, your style of
teaching made it very simple to skill-up and
to implement new strategies even when I
was feeling overwhelmed by the enormous
responsibility of parenting an Aspergers
adult child.”   ~ Cameron L.
“Mark – I bought your course two weeks ago.
Let me tell you that you are my hero! I have a
son who is nearly 23 and still living in my
house, and he was driving me crazy to the
point where I thought I failed as a father. I’m
only on page 12 of your ebook, and my son is
changing in front of my eyes. Your strategies
really work, and to my surprise, when I tested
them on my other son who does not have
Aspergers – they work too! Thank you very
much. You have changed my son and my life
on the whole.”   ~ Thomas A.
“I have a 22-year-old Aspergers son who is
going on 14. I was ready to pull my hair out
and was tired of him telling me what to do
and tired of yelling at him in return. Then I
came across your course, which was heaven
sent. I saw improvements after the first
lesson. It was a miracle. I was waiting for
him to fight back and then there was nothing.
The conflict was resolved. Wow!

He now has a part-time job and is taking 3
classes at Ivy Tech. Thank you, thank you,
thank you!”   ~ Rachael T.
“I am a qualified child care worker with 20
years of experience in both Australia and the
United Kingdom. This course has been very
valuable to me in my work. I learned many
new ways of interacting with the young adults
I come in contact with.

The strategies were easy to implement and
gave me amazing results in just a few days.
I highly recommend this course to parents
and carers who regularly work with older
teenagers preparing for launch into
adulthood.”   ~ Carl W.
“You truly have taken the essence of com-
munication and broken it down into bite sized
chunks that anyone can learn. I will be
recommending this product to everyone I
know that has Aspergers teenagers. I just
want to thank you for your help.”   ~ Melinda P.
“My husband I both read your course and
loved it. We found the techniques very useful,
and now our son doesn’t fight with us to get
up and go to school. Also, he has found part
time employment at our local YMCA. We are
both teachers and found the tools you teach
in this course very helpful in our jobs as well.
We would recommend this program to
anyone who deals with older teens who
severely lack motivation.”   ~ Sara & John H.
“I am a grandmother who is often helping
co-parent a 17-year-old grandson with
Aspergers. I have applied your first lesson
and was absolutely delighted with the
results. I was chuckling to myself, as my
daughter is not aware that I had purchased
your program. My grandson is fascinated
with magic at the moment, so I felt like I had
performed a little magic myself! I will certainly
persevere with your techniques and keep you
posted on our progress.”   ~ Wanda D.
“My Aspergers daughter has expressed an
interest in going to USC when she graduates
later this year, and she is working at
McDonalds in the evenings 3 days a week.
What a surprise to me, because just last
month (before I had tried your techniques),
she was only interested in watching movies
and reading about all her Hollywood movie
stars. What a difference a month makes!
Thanks your wonderful advice. I wish we had
this information last year.”   ~ Rodney S.
“My Aspergers son is 20 going on 10 and is
very ADHD too. We were beginning to believe
he had a terminal case of laziness disease,
and that he did not have a conscience. The
first week was tough, we had to keep a "log"
of consequences just to keep track, but we
stuck to it and never got argument one; the
change is DRAMATIC!!!! He is like a new
person!!! He used to do nothing but hibernate
in his room and tear apart electronic gadgets
– then put them back together again. Now he
is learning to be an electronic technician at
Richmond Area Technical Vocational School.
Thank you, Mark, for giving us some
direction.”   ~ Becca H.
“I think parents with adult children living at
home will be amazed at how quickly these
methods trigger behavior modification. After
just one week, my cunning 24-year-old
quickly understood exactly what the new
expectations were. More importantly, he
realized that discipline would be objectively
and consistently dispensed if he did not
follow through with these expectations, which
were stipulated in a contract that we drafted.
Great program. Please keep up the good
work.”   ~ Aden L.
“I believe teaching your older children how
to recognize what they want and how to set
goals to achieve what they want is the most
valuable lesson you can give them to
become successful in life. These skills are
not taught enough in our schools today. The
Launching Adult Children With Aspergers
Guide is an absolute excellent ebook for
parents who want to help their Aspergers
teenagers begin to take responsibility for
their own destiny.”   ~ Karin G.
“It was great to be reminded of how important
goal setting is - at any age! I found this guide
not only inspiring, but a great opportunity for
parents and older teens to work on goal
setting together. My 18-year-old Aspergers
daughter really enjoyed visiting various
colleges that she was considering attending.
Becoming familiar with the well-researched
material before starting helped me to make
the process flow.  Thank you very much for
this information.”   ~ Julie B.
"Hi Mark - Hey, thank you sooo much for this
information. You truly are THE expert. Before
I found your guide, I tried very very hard to
motivate my son to do something - anything -
other than sit on the coach and watch TV. And
it seemed the harder I tried, the lazier he got.
But since we have been using your methods,
he has obtained a driver's license, is working
part time with his (much older) brother doing
construction, and going part time to Ebbertts
Technical Vocational School. You have been
a life-saver!"   ~ Heather M.
"I thought I had tried everything, and honestly
I gave up! My husband and I were even
considering building an extra room onto the
house and turning it into an apartment for our
'almost 30-year-old' Aspergers son. We
assumed we would be taking care of him for
the rest of his life.

But by the grace of God, we stumbled on your
website, and out of a sense of desperation,
immediately began using your approach.
Amazingly, within about a  2 month period,
our son found a job where he is getting paid
to train as an appliance repairman. He really
loves his work and has an incredible boss
who has really taken our son under his wing.
We are truly blessed by this whole
experience. Thank you for your advice. We
have really turned a corner now."   ~ Sandy L.
"My child with Asperger Syndrome is only 16,
but I wanted to get started early with helping
him plan for his future. I really do not want to
have an adult child living at home... still
needing me to loan him money, do his
laundry, pick up after him, and so on.

So he has certain assignments based on
the techniques in your book. This week, for
example, he is to research online what types
of careers are available in the Marine
mammal field (he's fascinated with dolphins).
Thanks for getting us started in the right
direction Mark."   ~ Ms. Shubert
"Your methods totally ROCK!  Where were
you when I needed you 2 years ago? Thanks
for the super helpful skills that you taught me
and my child."   ~ Kayla E.
Since 2000, the number of adult Aspergers children still living at home has doubled. Here are the top 4 factors
contributing to this phenomenon:

1.  They Are Cautious or Clueless— They are unsure how to discover their ideal career path. They
approach college with a trial-and-error mindset only to find out that it is not what they expected. Some
Aspergers college students, for example those who had an all-consuming interest in video games, may see
college as little more than a “ticket” to a job as a computer programmer.  This student will likely face some
rather serious adjustment issues when he discovers he must complete certain required classes unrelated to
computer programming.

2.  They Are Unprepared— They are overwhelmed or unmotivated to live independently. They would
rather play it safe by occupying the family home, playing computer games and delivering pizza.  Adult
Aspergers children don't move out because they've got it made!  

3.  They Have Mounting Debt— They have accumulated significant credit card debt, and moving back in
with their parents is a way to pay it off.

4.  They Have Personal Problems— They don't have effective life-coping skills, have failed relationships,
are grieving some other loss, or wrestling with a challenging life event.
Adolescence can be difficult whether or not your child has Aspergers.
In situations where they do, however, there are special challenges
that differ depending on the child. Some parents find themselves
dealing with a child who is a loner, who has few friends and focuses
on one or more hobbies or preoccupations. This type of child may be
independent in some ways, but lacks the maturity to truly be self-
reliant in life (so far anyway).

The idea of being independent can be frightening for Aspergers teens – and equally scary for
parents. This can be due to:

  • picking up on the fears of their parents and not being prepared to take risks
  • needing extra care because of their condition in the early part of their life
  • parents wanting to protect their Aspergers child from negative experiences in the wider
  • the understandable difficulty for parents to ‘let go’ of a child for whom they have given up
    a great deal and who they love unconditionally

Like all teenagers, the Aspergers teen is harder to control and less likely to listen to his parents. He may be
tired of parents nagging him to look people in their eyes, brush his teeth, and wake up on time for school.
He may even hate school because he is dealing with social ostracism or academic failure.

As you prepare your Aspergers teen for college, technical school, or the workforce, keep in mind that people
with Aspergers often do not understand how the “social world” operates. They have problems with the basics
(e.g., handling criticism, controlling emotions, working with the public, taking college exams, showing up on
time). However, this does not mean they cannot learn a trade, attend college, or hold down a job. Once they
(a) develop some specific coping skills and (b) master certain aspects of education and/or employment, young
Aspergers adults are often able to perform just as efficiently as their “neurotypical” (i.e., non-Aspergers)

Helping to prepare your Aspergers teenager for life after high school is one of the most difficult tasks you'll
have as a parent. Although it can be hard to imagine your baby as an adult, with the right approach, helping
your teen make the transition into adulthood can be both
crisis-free and rewarding.

In Launching Adult Children With Aspergers, parents will learn everything they need to
know to help their adult child:

  • Become independent
  • Cultivate decision-making skills
  • Develop emotionally
  • Handle emerging social situations
  • Learn coping strategies needed to thrive
  • ...and much more!

Chapters include:

1. Life After High School
2. Taking “Time Off” After High School?
3. Cutting the Purse Strings
4. College or Technical School?
5. Job Options
6. Promoting Independence
7. Preparing For Technical School
8. Preparing For College
9. Choosing a College
10. Gaining Admission to a Desired College
11. Going to College While Living at Home
12. Moving Away to College
13. Coping with College Course Work
14. Securing Needed Services
Do you want your
child living with you
when he's 20 ...30
...40 years old?

How much longer are
you willing to wait for
him to begin to take
some responsibility?
15. Moving Beyond College
16. Preparing For Employment
17. Choosing a Career
18. Being a Team Player
19. Being Proactive, Not Reactive
20. Finding a 'Work Buddy'
21. Managing Anger, Stress and Depression
22. Dealing with Organizational Difficulties
23. Dealing with Confusion
24. Dealing with Social Problems
25. Dealing with Communication Problems
26. Dealing with Visual or Auditory Sensitivities
27. Living With an Adult Aspergers Child
28. Creating a Contract
Aspergers is a lifelong condition, but Aspergers teens and young adults can - and do - develop coping skills to
“make it in life” and to function just as efficiently as their
neurotypical counterparts.

=> Most Aspergers adults lead a fulfilling life professionally as well as personally.
=> Most Aspergers adults marry and have children.
=> Most Aspergers adults are able to work in mainstream jobs successfully.

Now is the time to begin the process of promoting independence and self-reliance in your older
Aspergers child.
The longer you wait, the more difficult your job will be - and the less motivated your child will be to
grow emotionally, socially, financially and vocationally.

Parents just want to protect their Aspergers children from anything that might harm them. So we reached out our
arms and gathered them in. To some degree, we were "over-protective" or
took responsibility for them so they could
live as normally as possible. But these choices we made, as parents, carried consequences.

Even though our Aspergers children may be in their late teens or early adulthood, they may still look to us to take
responsibility, assist them financially, clean-up after them, and provide them free room and board.

When we shelter our children, or do what they can do for themselves, they become overly dependent. Worse, they
don’t challenge themselves, develop self-confidence, or learn the life-coping skills to function out in the real world -
on their own.

Learning self-reliance and independence can come early, or can come later in life. But it does not happen
your help
. In this guide, you’ll learn how to foster the development of self-reliance in your child, how and when to let
him do things on his own, what to do when he needs help, and what to do when things go wrong.
Your older teenager or young “adult child” isn’t sure what to
do, and he is asking you for money every few days. How do
you cut the purse strings and teach him to be independent?

If you have an older Aspergers (high functioning autism)
teenager who has no clue where he is going in life, or if you
have an adult Aspergers child still living at home (in his early
20s or beyond), then this will be the most important letter you
will ever read:

Parents of teens with Aspergers face many problems that
other parents do not. Time is running out for teaching their
adolescent how to become an independent adult. As one
mother put it, "There's so little time, yet so much left to do."

Parents face issues such as college preparation, vocational
training, teaching independent living, and providing lifetime
financial support for their child, if necessary. Meanwhile, their
immature Aspergers teenager is often indifferent – and even
hostile – to these concerns.
As you were raising your child, you imagined how he would be when
he grew up. Maybe you envisioned him going to college, learning a
skilled traded, getting a good job, or beginning his own family. But
now that (once clear) vision may be dashed. You may be grieving the
loss of the child you
wish you had.

  • Is your child 17-years-old chronologically, but more like a 9-year-old emotionally?
  • Is your child now an adult – and still living at home doing NOTHING?!
  • Are you concerned that you will be taking care of this child well into his 40s?
  • Do you have serious doubts that your child will be able to “make it in life”?
  • Does the thought of him “living on his own” worry you beyond measure?
  • Is he more concerned with video games than getting a degree, learning a skill, finding a
    job, or dating?

The Launching Adult Children With Aspergers Guide is guaranteed to (a) increase your child's
motivation level,  (b) empower him to either seek employment or continue his education, and
(c) assist him in developing self-reliance, confidence, and a passion for life!
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Mark Hutten, M.A. is the creator
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practicing counseling psychologist and
parent coach with more than 20 years’
experience. He has worked with
hundreds of children and teenagers
with Aspergers and High-Functioning
Autism (HFA), and presents workshops
and runs training courses for parents
and professionals who deal with
Aspergers and HFA. Also, Mark is a
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on the subject.

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Have you tried for several months - or years
to motivate your child to do something with his life?  

Do you feel as though you have “tried everything” but
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Those Days Are Over!  
Now You Will Discover the Secrets to Motivating the Unmotivated
Parents who use the methods outlined in the Launching Adult Children With Aspergers Guide can
expect the following:

  • their child actually taking the initiative to seek employment
  • seeing their child bring home his first paycheck and opening a savings account
  • hearing their child express an interest in attending college or learning a trade
  • dating and establishing romantic relationships
  • getting his driver’s license
  • getting his own home or apartment
  • and much more!
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