Empowering Females With Asperger Syndrome

Large Print - 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.
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley, 2010
ISBN: 9781849058261
Branch Call Number: 616.8588 SIMONE
Characteristics: 236 pages ; 23 cm


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Aug 09, 2017

I found this to be a very good book for girls/women on the Autistic Spectrum, particularly Aspergers.

As a male with Aspergers, reading this book was enlightening. There were many things that I could relate to and some I couldn't because some of the things girls/women are acculterated to do.

I highly recommend this book for anyone that feels like they are on the outside looking in, why they lack friends or why they need details that the neurotypical/regular person wouldn't ask.

Muffs Dec 29, 2014

An informative description of challenges and suggestions for those with female family or friends with Aspergers. Interesting, includes illuminating conversations and various perspectives.

JM826 Dec 20, 2014

I have devoured this book. Of all the books I've read about the subject, this one is the most organized and loaded with information. After reading this book, it's pretty clear and easy to determine if you fall under this category or not. It's unfortunate that the issues of a formal diagnosis still runs a dangerously toxic path for women due to lack of knowledge on the subject and preconceived ideas. This makes me doubtful I'd seek a formal diagnosis, but noted here and in Temple Grandin's books, there's no need if you're stable and functional. Having concrete answers to many many "whys" i've had all my life has been liberating enough for now. This book will definitely help with that

cocolala Jan 20, 2012

What an amazing book. I used to get angry when I would hear about creative and intelligent people being diagnosed with aspergers, I thought why pathologize people who are merely different? But after reading this, I realize wow we share so many traits and struggles as aspergians that a label helps, and is a way to fight the discrimination we face daily. Its great to know you are not alone.


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