Get off to a good start. Learn sensible, solid strategies that can be put into practice with children on the autism spectrum right away. "Starting Points: The Basics of Understanding and Supporting Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome" offers a variety of strategies and visual supports that help children on the spectrum such as: who have difficulty with abstract concepts and thoughts; who have difficulty understanding and regulating emotions; who have difficulty recognizing, interpreting, and empathizing with the emotions of others; who find it easier to answer questions with choices versus open-ended questions; need cues for how and when to transition from an activity or place to the next; and, much more. Starting from the premise that no two individuals with AS are the same, Hudson and Myles provide a global perspective of how the core characteristics of AS may appear separately and/or simultaneously, and how they may manifest themselves in a variety of situations. Each characteristic is then paired with a brief explanation, followed by a series of bulleted interventions.