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Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism 2021-05-22

Life from the perspective of autistic women

  1. VictorR
    Author:
    Barb Cook and Michelle Garnett, Eds.
    Book Type:
    • Paperback
    • Digital
    Barb Cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic perspective, and present empowering, helpful and supportive insights from their personal experience for fellow autistic women. Dr. Michelle Garnett's comments validate and expand the experiences described from a clinician's perspective, and provide extensive recommendations.

    Each Writer offers their personal guidance on significant issues that particularly affect women, as well as those that are more general to autism. Contributors cover issues including growing up, identity, diversity, parenting, independence, and self-care amongst many others. With great contributions from exceptional women, this is truly a well-rounded collection of knowledge and sage advice for any woman with autism.

    Barb Cook is editor of the autism magazine Spectrum Women, and is very active writing articles, speaking at events, and advocating for autistic women.

    Dr. Michelle Garnett is a clinical psychologist and Founder and Director of Minds & Hearts: A Specialist Clinic for Asperger's Syndrome and Autism, based in Brisbane, Australia.

    Other Contributors:
    Maura Campbell
    Jen Elcheson
    ARtemisia
    Catriona Stewart
    Anita Lesko
    Liane Holliday Wiley
    Samantha Craft
    Jeanette Purkis
    Kate Ross
    Becca Lory
    Renata Jurkevythz
    Terri Mayne
    Dena Gassner
    Christine Jenkins


    Jessica Kingsley Publishers
    2018 1e
    332pp
    Additional Links:
    https://www.spectrumwomen.com

Recent Reviews

  1. VictorR
    VictorR
    5/5,
    Version: 2021-05-22
    A comprehensive book on life on the spectrum, as told by 15 women, each writing a chapter in full or in part, and each chapter followed by a commentary by Dr. Michelle Garnett, to throw in a psychologist's thoughts on the topic.
    In my opinion, a must-read for anyone interested in learning about autism, since many of the themes are universal.
    Many of the contributors have written a one of more well regarded books in their own right.