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Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome - Rudy Simone
Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome
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Girls with Asperger's Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, and even once symptoms have been recognised, help is often not readily available. The image of coping well presented by AS females of any age can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges, and loneliness. This is a... show more
Girls with Asperger's Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, and even once symptoms have been recognised, help is often not readily available. The image of coping well presented by AS females of any age can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges, and loneliness. This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. Rudy Simone guides you through every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage. Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered, along with depression, meltdowns and being misunderstood. Including the reflections of over thirty-five women diagnosed as on the spectrum, as well as some partners and parents, Rudy identifies recurring struggles and areas where Aspergirls need validation, information and advice. As they recount their stories, anecdotes, and wisdom, she highlights how differences between males and females on the spectrum are mostly a matter of perception, rejecting negative views of Aspergirls and empowering them to lead happy and fulfilled lives. This book will be essential reading for females of any age diagnosed with AS, and those who think they might be on the spectrum. It will also be of interest to partners and loved ones of Aspergirls, and anybody interested either professionally or academically in Asperger's Syndrome.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781849058261 (1849058261)
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley
Pages no: 236
Edition language: English
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Inked Brownies
Inked Brownies rated it
4.0 Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome
Even though the DSM V doesn't acknowledge Asperger's as a seperate condition anymore, but puts all forms of autism on simply 'the spectrum', I was nevertheless diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome very recently at the age of 33. Because I have developed a great way to make it seem like there's nothing w...
The Fangirl
The Fangirl rated it
I've struggled with writing this review, because this book has good qualities and I think it's very helpful for someone who suspects that they or their child has AS. However, it is heavily slanted by the personal experiences and point of view of the author. So much so that at times it put me off or ...
everydayjam
everydayjam rated it
Not particularly well written or edited, but had interesting information.
Stumbling Over Chaos
Stumbling Over Chaos rated it
3.0
This was a book that definitely gave me a lot to think about... because even though I'm positive my computer design engineer father has Aspergers, it never occurred to me until recently that I might have it. I'm now pretty sure that I do - the reasons are too numerous to list, but having had the sam...
cindywho
cindywho rated it
Highly anecdotal, and sometimes a little woo-woo (touching on psychic powers and ayurveda) but interesting.
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