Asperger's and Girls

Asperger's and Girls

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by Tony Attwood et. al

At long last, here is a book that provides women on the autism spectrum the opportunity to tell the world about their experiences, good and bad. Their candid reflections will warm your heart while giving you a backstage pass to another realm. Leading professionals in the field punctuate this masterpiece with fascinating articles that offer insightful advice. Finally, autism literature isn’t just a “man’s world.”

Winner of the Gold Award in the 2006 Foreword Book of the Year competition, this groundbreaking book describes the unique challenges of women and girls with Asperger’s Syndrome. In it you’ll read candid stories written by the indomitable women who have lived them. You’ll also hear from experts who discuss whether “Aspie girls” are slipping under the radar, undiagnosed; why many AS women feel like a minority within a minority (outnumbered by men 4:1); practical solutions school systems can implement for girls; social tips for teenage girls, navigating puberty, the transition to work or university, and the importance of careers.

Helpful chapters include:

  • The Pattern of Abilities and Development of Girls with Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Asperger’s Syndrome in Women: A Different Set of Challenges?
  • Educating the Female Student with Asperger’s
  • Girl to Girl: Advice on Friendship, Bullying, and Fitting In
  • Preparing for Puberty and Beyond
  • The Launch: Negotiating the Transition from High School to the Great Beyond
  • Aspie Do’s and Don’t’s: Dating, Relationships, and Marriage
  • Maternal Instincts in Asperger’s Syndrome
  • For Me, a Good Career Gave Life Meaning

Featuring authors Tony Attwood,  Temple Grandin, Teresa Bolick, Catherine Faherty, Lisa Iland, Jennifer McIlwee Myers, Ruth Snyder, Sheila Wagner and Mary Wrobel this title is a great starting place for those with females in the family!