I Am Aspiengirl

The Unique Characteristics, Traits and Gifts of Females on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Tania Marshall

Publisher: Aspiengirl(r)

ISBN: 9780992360924

Category:

Page: 158

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Have you ever wondered why she says she feels different to her peers? Wondered why life seems challenging for her? Her peers seem to gracefully and naturally meet their milestones, yet she has reached some developmental milestones early and some late. She may have spoken and read early, asking an endless array of questions. Maybe at age four she was teaching herself to read as you drove down the road by reading street signs. She may have been an overly active child, had sensory issues, or had a speech delay. You knew she was bright from early on, with a sprinkle of some anxiety, social and eating issues, yet the professionals just cannot find an explanation that completely fits her. She may be very artistic, whether she sings, draws, paints, or writes, at times, too mature for her age. Yet, she struggles socially and emotionally, acting and appearing younger than her peers. She may be ten years old now, yet none of your research completely fits her or maybe you have just now come across some information on females that completely makes sense to you. Maybe she is "Aspien," a young female with Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism. She has a unique constellation of super-abilities, strengths and challenges. She may feel or say that she is from another Planet, Planet Aspien(r). If you are looking for a book on the often perplexing and unique female Autism Spectrum traits, then this is the book for you. Watch for "I am AspienWoman," coming soon.

I Am AspienWoman

The Unique Characteristics, Traits, and Gifts of Adult Females on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Tania Marshall

Publisher: Aspiengirl(r)

ISBN: 9780992360948

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 5725

Have you ever wondered about a friend, a partner, a mother, sister or daughter? Wondered why she says she feels 'different'? Out of step with her peers, she may struggle keeping friends and a job, yet she has multiple degrees. Bright from early on, she may have singleminded focus, sprinkles of anxiety, sensory and social issues, be gifted in art, writing, science, research or singing. Maybe Autism or Asperger Syndrome was mentioned but she did not resonate with the male profile or the stereotypical female profile. Maybe she is a woman on the Autism spectrum, with a unique constellation of super-abilities, strengths and challenges? This book takes a unique approach by combining stunning imagery along with the feelings, thoughts and words of Autistic women (and those that love and support them). This book also explores common strengths and challenges, the stages leading up to a diagnosis, important needs, reasons for a diagnosis, disclosure and an appendix of helpful tools. You will be inspired by a special group of 24 Autistic women led by Dr Temple Grandin, who showcase their unique strengths and provide helpful advice and tips. Watch for AspienPowers: The Unique constellation of Gifts, Strengths and Abilities of Females on the Autism Spectrum, coming soon.

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: 5804

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.

My Autistic Awakening

Unlocking the Potential for a Life Well Lived

Author: Rachael Lee Harris

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144224450X

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 5345

Autism rates are on the rise, and many parents wonder what the lives of their children may be like in the future. This story of one woman’s experience growing up with Asperger’s illustrates both the experiences and obstacles someone on the spectrum may face – and offers hope that they may lead successful, rewarding, and very rich lives.

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: 771

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.

Aspergirls

Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

Author: Rudy Simone

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002891

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 5152

*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.

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years

Author: Shana Nichols

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428852

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 7869

'This book is not only reassuring; it is inspiring, and bursting with ideas and achievable strategies. The authors write with authority and conviction, and tackle even the most difficult and delicate of topics. If ever you needed to be convinced that girls with ASD can overcome the difficulties and challenges of puberty and adolescence, have successful friendships and relationships and enjoy a healthy sexuality, then take the time to read this book - it is a must-have for families, teachers and therapists alike.' -Sarah Attwood, author of Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome Growing up isn't easy, and the trials and tribulations of being a teenager can be particularly confusing for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). This book covers all the concerns commonly faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to worries over friendships and 'fitting in'. Taking a good look at these adolescent issues, and many more, within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help their daughters - and the whole family - through the teenage years. This book addresses core issues such as cognition, communication, behavior, sensory sensitivities, and social difficulties; it gives candid and realistic advice on a wide range of important teenage topics. Providing professional perspectives alongside personal experiences from mothers, daughters and educators, this is a unique and indispensible guide for families and their daughters with ASDs, as well as the teachers and professionals who work with them.

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: 5936

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.

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: 9617

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 Partner's Guide to Asperger Syndrome

Author: Susan J. Moreno,Keelah Parkinson,Marci Wheeler

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857005663

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 3214

Adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) often have difficulties acquiring relationship skills due to the defining characteristics of the syndrome, experiences with peers during childhood and adolescence, and the expectations of their partners. However, an increasing number do go on to achieve happy and successful long-term relationships with non-spectrum (NS) partners. This supportive book will give NS partners a better understanding of NS/AS relationships, and of what other NS partners have found to be helpful in terms of better understanding themselves and their partners, and enriching their relationships. Drawing on interviews with over 100 people in NS/AS relationships, as well as on their own experiences of having family members on the autism spectrum, the authors explore the key differences which may impact upon AS/NS relationships, such as communication, social skills, and sensory issues, and offer tried-and-tested advice on how to surmount difficulties and make things work. The book includes chapters on coping with stress and meltdowns, parenting, positive AS qualities and how to use them to their full advantage in a relationship, as well as advice on how the NS partner can ensure that their own needs are met. This book will provide support and encouragement to those in a relationship with someone who has been diagnosed with AS, or who is suspected of having AS, and will also be a useful resource for counsellors and other professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of AS/NS relationships.

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: 8828

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.

Telephone Triage for Obstetrics & Gynecology

Author: Vicki Long,Patricia McMullen

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 149636239X

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 6377

Provide top-level obstetrics and gynecology telephone triage that is safe, efficient, and effective, with Telephone Triage for Obstetrics & Gynecology, 3rd Edition. This at-your-fingertips guide offers a wide range of current, evidence-based protocols, backed by proven patient-questioning techniques, quick-reference charts, and real-life patient scenarios. Adaptable to private practice, hospital, clinic, or call center, this invaluable guide will help ensure that your telephone triage standards stay high, while your practice serves individual patient situations with empathy and accuracy, right from the start. Be expertly guided through the telephone triage rigors of data-gathering, protocols, and patient education, with these vital features: NEW chapter on incorporating internet research into advice on specific protoc NEW and expanded protocols that offer updated content on preconceptual screening, infectious disease impacts on pregnancy, infertility management, and emergency contraception Quick-reference sections that arrange protocols alphabetically for fast locating Easy-to-follow, data-gathering, flowchart format that helps you quickly determine the nature and urgency of the caller’s problem, and choose the appropriate intervention Easy-to-explain patient-education sections after each protocol Basic Triage Assessment Forms that address specific problems and require vital patient data Guidance on developing “telephone charisma” and the power of sympathetic listening Effective patient questioning techniques—pertinent questions to ask, types of questions, time management, getting clarification Real-life call scenarios that point out problems with not listening fully to the patient, skipping relevant questions, or exerting judgments Covers telephone triage basics, including logistical and legal considerations, assessments, telephone communication basics and challenges, and more Offers obstetric protocols, including overviews of preconceptual and infertility, early management of unintended pregnancy, fetal prenatal screening, early pregnancy evaluation and surveillance, and more Offers gynecologic protocols, including overviews of abnormal bleeding and spotting, amenorrhea, barrier contraceptives, breast complaints, emergency contraception, injectable contraceptives, intrauterine contraception, menopausal concerns, and more Vital guidance for all gynecologic nurses, obstetric nurses, certified nurse midwives, OB/GYN nurse practitioners, all triage nurses, and health professionals at call centers

Asperger's on the Inside

Author: Michelle Vines

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938821950

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

View: 6386

"Asperger's on the Inside" is an acutely honest and often highly entertaining memoir by Michelle Vines about life with Asperger's Syndrome. The book follows Michelle in exploring her past and takes the reader with her on her journey to receiving and accepting her diagnosis. Instead of rehashing widely available Asperger's information, Michelle focuses on discussing the thoughts, feelings and ideas that go along with being an Aspie, giving us a rare peek into what it really feels like to be a person on the spectrum. A must read for all those who enjoy deep personal stories or have a loved one on the spectrum that they wish to understand better.

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: 1055

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

Reframe Your Thinking Around Autism

How the Polyvagal Theory and Brain Plasticity Help Us Make Sense of Autism

Author: Holly Bridges

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501778

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 7368

Outlining a new, optimistic way to understand autism, this concise and accessible book offers practical ideas to help children on the spectrum grow. The Polyvagal Theory suggests autism is a learnt response by the body - a result of the child being in a prolonged state of 'fight or flight' while their nervous system is still developing. This book explains the theory in simple terms and incorporates recent developments in brain plasticity research (the capacity of the brain to change throughout life) to give parents and professionals the tools to strengthen the child's brain-body connection and lessen the social and emotional impact of autism.

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: 6861

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.

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: 5649

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 Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843104954

Category: Psychology

Page: 397

View: 7879

A guide to Asperger's syndrome describes what it is and how it is diagnosed, along with information on such topics as bullying, emotions, language, movement, cognitive ability, and long-term relationships.

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

A User Guide to an Asperger Life

Author: Cynthia Kim

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009494

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 498

Cynthia Kim explores all the quirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in this accessible, witty and honest guide looking from an insider perspective at some of the most challenging and intractable aspects of being autistic. Her own life presents many rich examples. From being labelled nerdy and shy as an undiagnosed child to redefining herself when diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as an adult, she describes how her perspective shifted to understanding a previously confusing world and combines this with the results of extensive research to explore the 'why' of ASD traits. She explains how they impact on everything from self-care to holding down a job and offers typically practical and creative strategies to help manage them, including a section on the vestibular, sensory and social benefits of martial arts for people with autism. Well known in the autism community and beyond for her popular blog, Musings of an Aspie, Cynthia Kim's book is rich with personal anecdotes and useful advice. This intelligent insider guide will help adults with ASDs and their partners, family members, friends, and colleagues, but it also provides a fresh and witty window onto a different worldview.