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Aspergirls : empowering famales with asperger syndrom

Author: Rudy Simone; Liane Holliday Willey
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley, 2010.
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Girls with Asperger's Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, & even once symptoms have been recognized, help is often not readily available. The image of coping well presented by AS females can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges, & loneliness.

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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Life skills guides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudy Simone; Liane Holliday Willey
ISBN: 9781849058261 1849058261
OCLC Number: 968526558
Awards: Commended for IndieFab awards (Women's Issues) 2010
Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Sexuality/Relationships) 2011
Description: 236 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword by Liane Holliday Willey. Introduction. 1. Imagination, Self-taught Reading and Savant Skills, and Unusual Interests. 2. Why Smart Girls Sometimes Hate School. 3. Sensory Overload. 4. Stimming, and What We Do When We're Happy. 5. On Blame and Internalizing Guilt. 6. Gender Roles and Identity. 7. Puberty and Mutism. 8. Attraction, Dating, Sex, and Relationships. 9. Friendships and Socializing. 10. Higher Learning. 11. Employment and Career. 12. Marriage and Cohabitation. 13. Having Children. 14. Ritual and Routine, Logical and Literal Thinking, Bluntness, Empathy, and Being Misunderstood. 15. Diagnosis, Misdiagnosis, and Medication. 16. Depression Meltdowns, PTSD, and More About Meds. 17. Temper Meltdowns. 18. Burning Bridges. 19. Stomach Issues and Autism. 20. Getting Older on the Spectrum. 21. On Whether AS is a Disability or a Gift, and Advice from Aspergirls to Aspergirls. Additional Tools for Parents. 22. Give Your Aspergirl some BALLS: Belief, Acceptance, Love, Like, and Support. 23. Thoughts and Advice from Parents of Aspergirls. Appendix. List of Female Asperger Syndrome Traits. Summary of Some Main Female/Male Differences. References and Resources.
Responsibility: Rudy Simone ; foreword by Liane Holliday Willey.


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,  Read more...


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Ruby Simone's approach is hands-on, and her writing style is easy to read. The chapters are short and give good tips to woman and girls with AS and the people closest to them. I don't know that I Read more...

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