by Karen McKibbon
Why is Autism Spectrum Disorder so misunderstood in girls and women and
why do so many go under the radar without the support that they need?
This practical guide explains the unique issues that affect females with
autism and provides tools and strategies that girls, women and their
families can use in day-to-day life.
Following the story of Alison, a girl diagnosed with
Asperger Syndrome, through both childhood and adulthood, we get an
inside view of the challenges that girls and women with autism face.
Straightforward information and advice is provided on key topics
* social skills and communication
* how to overcome bullying
* sensory issues and food sensitivity
* the need for routine
* perceptions of gender
* and physiological changes.
Essential reading for parents of daughters on the
spectrum, as well as girls and women who carry the diagnosis themselves.