Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

Első borító
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010 - 236 oldal
13 Ismertetők
A Google nem hitelesíti a véleményeket, de nem valós információk észlelése esetén ellenőrzi és eltávolítja őket

*Gold Medal Winner in the Sexuality / Relationships Category of the 2011 IPPY Awards*

* Honorary Mention in the 2010 BOTYA Awards Women's Issues Category *

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.

 

Mit mondanak mások - Írjon ismertetőt

Felhasználói értékelések

5 csillag
3
4 csillag
5
3 csillag
5
2 csillag
0
1 csillag
0

A Google nem hitelesíti a véleményeket, de nem valós információk észlelése esetén ellenőrzi és eltávolítja őket

LibraryThing Review

Felhasználói ismertető  - LisCarey - LibraryThing

This is a very interesting and in some ways very useful book about high-functioning autism--or, as was still the officially accepted but already challenged label at the time of original publication ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

LibraryThing Review

Felhasználói ismertető  - Ray_ - LibraryThing

What a beautiful, entertaining and informative piece of literature! I really enjoyed going through this book, not only for its light nature and smoothness, but also for the important and captivating ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

Tartalomjegyzék

Foreword
9
Introduction
13
1 Imagination Selftaught Reading and Savant Skills and Unusual Interests
19
2 Why Smart Girls Sometimes Hate School
27
3 Sensory Overload
35
4 Stimming and What We Do When Were Happy
45
5 On Blame and Internalizing Guilt
53
6 Gender Roles and Identity
61
14 Ritual and Routine Logical and Literal Thinking Bluntness Empathy and Being Misunderstood
147
15 Diagnosis Misdiagnosis and Medication
159
16 PTSD and More about Meds
167
17 Temper Meltdowns
181
18 Burning Bridges
191
19 Stomach Issues and Autism
199
20 Getting Older on the Spectrum
205
21 On Whether Asperger Syndrome is a Disability or a Gift And Advice from Aspergirls to Aspergirls
211

7 Puberty and Mutism
67
8 Attraction Dating Sex and Relationships
79
9 Friendships and Socializing
95
10 Higher Learning
107
11 Employment and Career
117
12 Marriage and Cohabitation
127
13 Having Children
137
ADDITIONAL TOOLS FOR PARENTS
217
Belief Acceptance Love Like and Support
219
23 Thoughts and Advice from Parents of Aspergirls
225
APPENDIX
229
REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
235
back cover
240
Copyright

Más kiadások - Összes megtekintése

Gyakori szavak és kifejezések

A szerzőről (2010)

Rudy Simone is an Aspergirl, writer and AS consultant who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of '22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome', also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Bibliográfiai információk