Aspergirls

Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

Author: Rudy Simone

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002891

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 7475

*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.

Aspergirls

Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

Author: Rudy Simone

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849058261

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

View: 4441

Subject: 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.

22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

Author: Rudy Simone

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849058830

Category: Psychology

Page: 142

View: 8956

Rudy Simone covers 22 common areas of confusion for someone dating a female with AS, including advice from her own experience and that of other couples. She talks with humour and honesty about the little things that might be different from a relationship with a neurotypical woman and discusses first dates, sex, and even having children.

The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules

The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006851

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 9230

Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.

Asperger's on the Job

Must-Have Advice for People with Asperger's Or High Functioning Autism, and Their Employers, Educators, and Advocates

Author: Rudy Simone

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1935274090

Category: Psychology

Page: 156

View: 1626

Up to 85% of the Asperger's population are without full-time employment, though many have above-average intelligence. Rudy Simone, an adult with Asperger's Syndrome and an accomplished author, consultant, and musician, created this insightful resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, and to help people with Asperger's find and keep gainful employment. Rudy's candid advice is based on her personal experiences and the experiences of over fifty adults with Asperger's from all over the world, in addition to their employers and numerous experts in the field. Detailed lists provide balanced guidelines for success, while Rudy's "Interview Tips" and "Personal Job Map" tools will help Aspergians, young or old, find their employment niche. There is more to a job than what the tasks are: from social blunders, to sensory issues, to bullying by coworkers, Simone presents solutions to difficult challenges. Readers will be enriched, enlightened, and ready to work--together!

Asperger's in Pink

Author: Julie Clark

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935274295

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 569

Congratulations! It’s a girl ... with Asperger’s! Join author and mom Julie Clark as she guides you through her family’s adventures raising a young child with Asperger’s Syndrome, a mild form of autism. Whether you have a boy or a girl with Asperger’s in your life, you’ll nod and smile as you turn each invaluable page of real-life challenges and solutions. On the way, you’ll be delighted and intrigued by candid commentary from her daughter Kristina, whose spirit and perseverance outweigh any obstacle she may face. Teeming with wisdom and wit, this book has much to offer parents as well as educators and professionals. Together, you'll explore: The Road to Diagnosis The Teacher Who “Gets It” Occupational Therapy and “Group” Tuning in to Social Signals Winning the Daily Battles Hope for the Future And more!

The Aspie Girl's Guide to Being Safe with Men

The Unwritten Safety Rules No-one is Telling You

Author: Debi Brown

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849053545

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 2222

Offers information and insight on sex, intimacy, and relationships to girls with Asperger's syndrome.

22 Things a Woman Must Know If She Loves a Man with Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Rudy Simone

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846429453

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

View: 4349

Although having Asperger Syndrome (AS) can make romantic relations difficult, having a fulfilling relationship with an Asperger man is certainly not impossible. A woman in love with a man with AS may interpret his difficulties with communication and socialization as a lack of interest in the relationship. He may vacillate between being gentle and caring to seeming cold and distant. She may find his behaviour hard to understand, resulting in feelings of loneliness, isolation, and confusion. This book shows how to overcome these difficulties and maintain a loving relationship with an AS partner. From an unwillingness to show affection in public or even sleep in the same bed to problems holding down a job, this book looks at 22 common traits that women may discover when they are dating, living with or married to a man with Asperger's Syndrome. Rudy Simone explores the complications of Asperger's relationships with honesty and understanding, drawing on research and personal experience to inform and advise women with AS partners. She offers helpful tips for improving the relationship and finding fulfillment both individually and as a couple. This book will help women to understand the male Asperger's mind and, equally, it can help men with AS to see things from their partner's perspective. It will also be of interest to counsellors working with couples where the male partner has Asperger's Syndrome.

Safety Skills for Asperger Women

How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life

Author: Liane Holliday Willey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003270

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 6438

Life with Asperger's Syndrome can be a challenge at the best of times, and trials and tribulations that neurotypicals take in their stride can leave Aspies perplexed and unsure of how best to solve problems and keep themselves safe, both physically and emotionally. This book explores difficulties that those with AS may face, and suggests practical and helpful ways of overcoming them. Liane Holliday Willey's positive and encouraging advice teaches people with Asperger Syndrome how to appreciate their differences and work from their strengths, by being honest about and coping with challenges. By setting realistic expectations, she shows how it can be possible to live on your own and take care of yourself, touching upon everything from banking and housing to roommates, friendships, and relationships. Jobs and the workplace are explored as advice is given on interviewing, performance, and getting along with colleagues, and the importance of setting boundaries is explained. The focus throughout is on keeping yourself safe, and this extends to travel, cultural awareness, and generally organising yourself. Personal hygiene and the body are also covered, along with nutrition and illness. The advice all adds up to show that people with AS can safeguard themselves from emotional and physical harm and live happy and independent lives, as long as the right guidance is available. This book will be of interest to people with Asperger Syndrome, their friends and families, and professionals working alongside ASDs.

Sex and the Single Aspie

Author: Artemisia

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784509183

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 6420

This ground-breaking book about sexuality speaks to women on the autism spectrum in fresh new ways, opening doors to discussion, and blowing the lid off taboo subjects. One of the many problems women on the spectrum face is not always understanding how relationships and boundaries work for other people. This book provides answers, plus more that they may not even have thought to ask. Covering one night stands, the importance of safe sex, self-respect, and double standards, there is a wealth of information about the ethics and self-understanding involved in relationships. Written with humour and honesty, this is the go-to guide for sex on the spectrum.

Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette's, Anxiety, and More!

The one-stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals

Author: Martin L. Kutscher

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 085700882X

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 7961

The completely updated and expanded new edition of this well-established text incorporates DSM-5 changes as well as other new developments. The all-in-one guide covers the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children – from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety, to autism spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, Tourette's, sensory integration problems, and executive dysfunction. A completely revised chapter on the autism spectrum by Tony Attwood explains not only new understanding in the field, but the new diagnostic criteria, and the anticipated usage of the term 'Asperger's Syndrome'. Dr. Kutscher provides accessible information on causes, symptoms, interactions with other conditions, and treatments. He presents effective behavioral strategies for responding to children who display traits of these disorders – whether at home, at school, or in other settings – along with case vignettes and practical tips. Finally, a chapter on the role of medications summarizes current knowledge. The author's sympathetic yet upbeat approach and skillful explanations of the inner world of children in the syndrome mix make this an invaluable companion for parents, teachers, professionals, and anyone else who needs fast and to-the-point advice on children with special needs.

Asperger's and Girls

World-renowned Experts Join Those with Asperger's Syndrome to Resolve Issues that Girls and Women Face Every Day!

Author: Tony Attwood,Temple Grandin,Teresa Bolick

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 193256540X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 150

View: 4317

World-renowned experts join those with Asperger's Syndrome to resolve issues that girls and women face every day!

Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age

Author: Sarah Hendrickx

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009826

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

View: 6375

The difference that being female makes to the diagnosis, life and experiences of a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has largely gone unresearched and unreported until recently. In this book Sarah Hendrickx has collected both academic research and personal stories about girls and women on the autism spectrum to present a picture of their feelings, thoughts and experiences at each stage of their lives. Outlining how autism presents differently and can hide itself in females and what the likely impact will be for them throughout their lifespan, the book looks at how females with ASD experience diagnosis, childhood, education, adolescence, friendships, sexuality, employment, pregnancy and parenting, and aging. It will provide invaluable guidance for the professionals who support these girls and women and it will offer women with autism a guiding light in interpreting and understanding their own life experiences through the experiences of others.

I am an Aspie Girl

A book for young girls with autism spectrum conditions

Author: Danuta Bulhak-Paterson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501107

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5129

Lizzie is an Aspie Girl - she has Asperger's Syndrome, which means that her brain works differently to her friends, and even to boys with Asperger Syndrome. In this book, Lizzie explains what it's like to be an Aspie Girl, including how she has a special talent for blending in with her friends, how she gets really tired after being at school all day, how she worries about making mistakes, and how she finds it hard to understand how she is feeling. By simply, clearly and positively explaining the social differences associated with Asperger's Syndrome, or Autism Spectrum Disorder, in young girls, this book will help Aspie Girls aged 5 years and over to understand their diagnosis, recognise their unique strengths and celebrate their differences, and find ways of coping with difficulties. This positive and celebratory book also contains helpful discussion points for parents and professionals to explore further with the girls in their care.

Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Overcoming the Challenges and Celebrating the Gifts

Author: Eileen Riley-Hall

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857006127

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 1453

This book is a celebration of all the wonderful and unexpected gifts that having a daughter on the autism spectrum can bring to a family. Each chapter offers encouragement and guidance on issues such as school, friendships, meltdowns, special gifts, family relationships, therapies and interventions. Having daughters on the spectrum presents unique and rewarding challenges and this book is packed with friendly advice and real life examples from a mother who has experienced it all first hand. This positive, upbeat book is guaranteed to offer support to parents, grandparents and family members, as well as providing educators and anyone else working in a supporting role with an insight into what life is like for girls on the spectrum and their parents.

Pretending to be Normal

Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Expanded Edition

Author: Liane Holliday Willey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009877

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 4657

Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999. Bringing her story up to date, including her diagnosis as an adult, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, this expanded edition will continue to entertain (and inform) all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life `pretending to be normal'.

Spectrum Women

Walking to the Beat of Autism

Author: Barb Cook,Michelle Garnett

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784508063

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 6640

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. Michelle Garnett's comments validate and expand the experiences described from a clinician's perspective, and provide extensive recommendations. Autistic advocates including Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Jeanette Purkis, Artemisia and Samantha Craft offer 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 a truly well-rounded collection of knowledge and sage advice for any woman with autism.

Odd Girl Out

My Extraordinary Autistic Life

Author: Laura James

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580057799

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 3984

A sensory portrait of an autistic mind From childhood, Laura James knew she was different. She struggled to cope in a world that often made no sense to her, as though her brain had its own operating system. It wasn't until she reached her forties that she found out why: Suddenly and surprisingly, she was diagnosed with autism. With a touching and searing honesty, Laura challenges everything we think we know about what it means to be autistic. Married with four children and a successful journalist, Laura examines the ways in which autism has shaped her career, her approach to motherhood, and her closest relationships. Laura's upbeat, witty writing offers new insight into the day-to-day struggles of living with autism, as her extreme attention to sensory detail--a common aspect of her autism--is fascinating to observe through her eyes. As Laura grapples with defining her own identity, she also looks at the unique benefits neurodiversity can bring. Lyrical and lush, Odd Girl Out shows how being different doesn't mean being less, and proves that it is never too late for any of us to find our rightful place in the world.

The Aspie Teen's Survival Guide

Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, from a Young Man with Asperger's Syndrome

Author: J. D. Kraus

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1935274678

Category: Psychology

Page: 214

View: 2672

The teenage years are a time when being social is the #1 priority for kids. But for kids with Asperger's, who have acute social challenges, these years can be the most difficult, confusing time in their lives. Enter J. D. Kraus, a young man who has been there, done that! He offers practical advice to his peers so they can get the most out of middle school and high school, both academically and socially. From sensory sensitivity to awkwardness, dating to driving, he tackles it all! Parents and teachers will love seeing life through J. D.'s eyes, plus "Notes to Parents" sections offer great advice for caregivers and educators alike. Inside you'll find chapters on: Organization and School Transitioning Sensory Sensitivity Motor Skills and Awkwardness Stress-Management Bullying Socializing and Friendships Dating and Relationships Obsessions and Creativity And more!

The A to Z of ASDs

Aunt Aspie's Guide to Life

Author: Rudy Simone

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503770

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 6587

The A to Z of ASDs is a one-stop shop for adults on the autism spectrum in the form of an alphabetical guide to an array of challenging topics. From anxiety to zen meditation, compassion to self-esteem, dating to socializing (and everything in between), Aunt Aspie's wisdom and witty one-liners offer helpful advice for serious subjects. With tried-and-tested tips, Aunt Aspie shares some of the tough life lessons she's learnt so you can avoid making the same mistakes, and make informed choices on the issues that matter. Sometimes philosophical, often light-hearted and always informative, the practical information in this book will help you to navigate tricky life issues, and enable you to think through the more challenging questions facing people with ASDs.