Here you will find information about all of Travis’ books. There are many books about autism, schizophrenia, bi-polar, and mental illness in general. Travis hopes you find these books helpful in your journey to learning more about autism and mental illness.
An Aspie’s Love: Two Shades of Black and White
Most people love in shades of grey. Tom loves in shades of black and white. Take a journey with this newly diagnosed Aspie (Asperger's Syndrome) to see if his way of loving another human being can match up to a woman's idea of love. After receiving a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome Tom sets out on a mission to learn social skills so he can get a woman to be attracted to him. Tom works very hard at becoming the man he thinks women want and is surprised when women still do not find him attractive. Then he develops a dark mental illness that takes him out of the dating game and into a fight for his life. Coming out of fighting for his love Tom develops a new appreciation for himself and feels worthy of love once again. This time he decides against learning social skills or trying to understand the different shades of Grey most people experience and love with. Now Tom loves in shades of black and white which is who he is. Will being true to himself and loving another person in shades of black and white be good enough for the woman of his dreams? Read book I in this awesome series to begin exploring love through the eyes of an aspie.
An Aspie’s Psychosis Book
Asperger's syndrome is not always what you think. Standing alone Asperger's has been no challenge for Travis. With co-morbid psychosis life has been a nightmare at times. An Aspie's Psychosis is written in two different personalities. The first by a man in the middle of a psychotic episode journaling his every though and feeling. The second from the perspective of a man who is in a time of healing looking back at his psychotic episode and reflecting on it. Co-morbid psychosis is alarmingly common amongst people with Asperger Syndrome. With extreme social rejections and bullying a primary feature of Asperger's it becomes apparent that there will be co-morbid mental health issues that arise. Travis hears voices. Those voices impact his social skills more than his Asperger's does. Psychotic breaks can last for long periods of times. With perseveration being a primary feature of autism, it can be hard for someone with the disorder to break free from the psychotic trap. In a recent study it was said that people with Asperger Syndrome often experience hearing voices and having hallucinations and in some cases this is due to the social experience. Travis shares how his hallucinations and voices cause him to focus in on the wrong treatments for autism and obsess over things that otherwise have no meaning outside of psychosis. This book will bring you inside of the psychotic experience of someone living with autism. As usual this story is told with no filter and comes from the heart of an aspie making it a valuable tool in understanding the co-morbid issues a person with autism might face when encountering psychosis.
Autism Context of Reinforcement
Travis introduces the reader to social context and social thinking in relation to autism spectrum disorder. The reader will learn how we use social thinking to interpret social context to understand how to generalize and apply social skills in different social environments successfully. Travis also describes how behavior therapists can learn to teach social thinking and social context strategies in young learners with autism by providing positive reinforcement in different social contexts. A child is not always going to get a candy bar or a high five for master a skill or improving a behavior. The last thing Travis feels we want is a child thinking he deserves this over generalized amazing award just for doing something nice for someone else. In this book Travis will teach you how to teach young learners with autism how to generalize positive reinforcement and decipher it in different social contexts so that they learn to recognize all kinds of positive reinforcement in all social environments.
Autism Is My Super Power $13.95 Includes Shipping and Tax
After years of ups and downs and a lot of depression learn how Travis challenged his belief system to realize that autism provided him many awesome super-powers in life. Travis turns what he used to perceive as negative aspects of autism into positive aspects of autism through restructuring his thought and belief processing system. In this book you will learn how learning to think more positively is the best life skill Travis has learned. When you think positively, those positive thoughts generalize to all areas of your life. Travis says his greatest super-power stems from learning that he could create positive thoughts about any situation in life. This has allowed him to change his life and create the happiness that he truly desires. Just like social skills, beliefs and thoughts have context to them. Travis teaches the reader how to understand the context of their own beliefs and apply strategies to turn those beliefs from negatives to positives while applying positive thinking to all aspects of life.
Autism: Sensory Overloaded By Emotions
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by a sensual experience? Imagine magnifying that times 100. That is reality for many on the autism spectrum. This book talks about how people with autism balance sensory input issues with socializing and following unwritten social rules in the real world. The author examines how people with autism have physical and emotional sensory experiences throughout their life. Travis explains how physical sensations interfere with his ability to process social situations. He wonders if autism is not more of a sensory disorder than it is a social disorder. Is it possible that sensory experiences interfere with the ability to conceptualize and interpret social situations? You will learn the author’s opinion on this subject as well as begin to learn how he balances sensory input issues with following the unwritten social rules of the world. Travis explains how he feels overwhelmed sensory wise by other people’s emotions. He feels other people’s emotions sometimes more than his own. This can cause him to over react in responding to the emotions of his friends. Sometimes Travis’ response to comfort someone is over the top to them because he is experiencing their emotion more magnified or dramatic than they are. Emotions are all about context. Emotions are also a spectrum just like autism. There can be high functioning and low functioning emotions. It is important to understand the context of each emotion another person must match the context of your emotional response and then match that context with your social response. Travis tells how he tries to learn to match context functioning levels of his friend’s emotions with his in this informative book. If someone with autism seems socially awkward it may be that they are having a sensory input experience that is preventing them from being proper socially. Often the sensory overload shuts down the social part of the brain preventing people with autism from accessing skills that they might have. The trick is to learn how to eliminate sensory barriers that prevent you from being successful in social relationships. This book is the author’s experience with experiencing and relating to other people’s emotions as someone on the autism spectrum.
Confessions from a Former Aspie Stalker
Has something ever seemed a bit off about someone you met? Have you considered they might have Asperger Syndrome? This book is full of confessions from a former stalker who has Asperger Syndrome. The author explains his thinking and reasoning behind what he thinks is logical behavior that women think is creepy. Learn how a man with Asperger syndrome perceives the social world he interacts with. This book will give the reader insight into how someone with Asperger Syndrome processes advanced social situations like dating and relationships. The author shares an honest and heartwarming account of his experiences trying to date women. This is one of the most in depth books you will find about Asperger Syndrome, dating, relationships, and sexuality. Travis introduces the reader to the grey areas of socializing that seem to make perfect sense for others that appear blurry, jumbled, and confused for him. Learn how his black and white thinking has landed him in some dicey situations with women and with the law. This book will bridge the gap in understanding of people with Asperger's and Neurotypicals in social relationships. In this first hand account of a life with Asperger's Syndrome Travis shares how his thoughts, feelings, and emotions toward dating are processed and shown through his social skills. He shares his challenges and struggles with dating and even shares some successes he has had with women while trying to get to know them. This is a great book for anyone wanting to learn what it might be like to try and date as someone with Asperger's Syndrome.
Something makes Travis Breeding different than everyone else. But it isn’t what most people he’s met think it is. Travis Breeding has never been like others. Growing up, he noticed some of the differenceshe had a bed-wetting issue; he had difficulty with fine motor skills; he became obsessed with his special interest, trombone; and most troubling for him, he had trouble making friends. He just couldn’t seem to fit in with anyone and didn’t understand how socializing worked. He couldn’t understand why people didn’t like him. Why did everyone think he was so weird or creepy or psycho? Was he? Travis hit a low point in his college days and began making suicide attempts. When he finally learned he has Asperger’s, it wasn’t quite the solution he longed for. He didn’t want to accept it. But once he embraced it, he realized he could begin making changes that could someday lead to living the life he wantsone that includes a family and good friends. And even more, he could help others just like him. Now Travis is on a mission to help us all understand what Asperger’s is and how we can help those around us who seem a little, or a lot, different. With a combination of personal experiences, information about Asperger’s and the autism spectrum, and Travis’s observations and advice, I Want to be Like You proves to be a perfect tool to help readers who are on the spectrum, are helping someone on the spectrum, or just want to understand what this relatively new diagnosis is to bridge the gap between autistic and neurotypical individuals.
Autism Anxiety Depression Psychosis and Paranoia
This is a very thorough look at Autism from all angles. This book address anxiety, depression, psychosis, and paranoia. These are secondary issues that can affect people with autism. Travis provides real-life examples from his life and talks about how anxiety, depression, psychosis, and paranoia coincide with autism to present a unique challenge and opportunity in his life. Travis breaks it down and describes each secondary symptom of Autism in this amazing book. Travis explains how anxiety from social situations and life in general has triggered psychosis and paranoia. Travis experiences hallucinations and delusional thinking from time to time. He must try to stay grounded and try to minimize his anxiety. He also explains how anxiety can trigger depression. He continues to explain how his perseverative thinking causes him to obsess over his depression turning it into an unwanted special interest. Travis also explains how he has tried to mask his autism to fit into a society that doesn't sometimes doesn't understand him. Masking or hiding autism comes with a price because it creates an added layer of anxiety in trying to be someone you aren't constantly. This added anxiety can lead to increased depression and paranoia. Travis gives tips for increasing self-esteem for autistic people while staying true to themselves and who they are. Travis preaches that you can create your own happiness when you stop masking to please others and embrace the autistic self. This book is an in-depth look at how the secondary co-morbid issues of anxiety, depression, psychosis, and paranoia all interact with one another to work with autism. This is an amazing tool to help autistic people with co-morbid mental health issues. It is an even better tool in helping people who love and work with autistic people understand what they go through on a daily basis.