Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

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*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.

Additional information

PublicationDate

2010-06-15

ProductTypeName

ABIS_EBOOKS

ProductGroup

eBooks

Publisher

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ReleaseDate

2010-06-15

Title

Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

Studio

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

NumberOfPages

244

Manufacturer

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Creator

Liane Holliday Willey

Binding

Kindle Edition

EISBN

9780857002891

Format

Kindle eBook

Languages
Label

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Author

Rudy Simone