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Asperger's and Girls

Asperger's and Girls 2014-02-09

Book Type
  1. Paperback
  2. Digital
Tony Attwood
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 Syndrom
  • For Me, a Good Career Gave Life Meaning
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A good, but not great book on the female autism presentation. Did not impress me, but didn't put me off either. Part of a much needed catalogue of information on female autism.
A valuable resource for an oft-overlooked and under-served group - women on the autism spectrum. Filled with personal anecdotes and advice from other women on the spectrum such as Temple Grandin and the humorous Jennifer McIlwee-Myers. The Girl-to-Girl chapter (contributed by a young NT woman) did leave a bit to be desired, however...just a bit condescending. All in all, an essential book for women on the spectrum and those who love them. :)
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