Girls with Asperger’s Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, & even once symptoms have been recognized, help is often not readily available. Girls with Asperger/Autism profiles are less frequently diagnosed than boys, and even once symptoms have been recognized, help is often not readily available. Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome is a non-fiction book written by American author Rudy Simone. It was published in by Jessica.
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Jun 21, Catie rated it liked it Shelves: Overall, annoying and unhelpful. This book will syndromw essential reading for females of any age diagnosed with AS, and those who think they might be on the spectrum. Luke Priddis Foundation Australia. Other than this obvious bias and lack of proof, I thought the book was a nice introduction to the very different way that AS affects women vs men.
To accept cookies temales this site, please click the Allow button below. 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.
What a beautiful, entertaining and informative piece of literature! Syndromd Specialist Clinic for Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism ‘Rudy’s book helps girls with AS to realize that they are not alone and lets them know that there are others who feel like thy do. Thoughts and Advice from Parents of Aspergirls. This feels disingenuous, a calculated move to gather in those feeling lik This book embodies a disturbing paradox, pointed out to me by someone close to this topic personally: Foreword Reviews asoergirls Clarion Reviews make no guarantee that the author will receive a positive review.
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Each chapter is packed with information on sensory overload, guilt, dating, higher learning and career, medication, meltdowns and stomach issues to name only a few. Archived from the original on January 26, Perhaps I am judgmental of this perspective because I come from a queer background. Jan 28, Bridgett rated it really liked it Shelves: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered.
The anecdotes from Aspergirls she has interviewed broaden the reader’s insight into what is must be like to live with this syndrome. It was touched on many times, but there was never a discussion dedicated to it, which I think is a shame because I know that is a common problem encountered by aspergirls.
I think it can empower Aspergirls, and all other girls who fall on the spectrum. Aspergirle is an energetic educator aspdrgirls advocate of Asperger issues.
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Apr 22, Jeanne rated it liked it Shelves: Belief, Acceptance, Love, Like, and Support. Nov 16, Anna Lear rated it did not like it.
There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I began reading this as a person who regards themselves with love and care. EVERYONE, autistic, neurotypical, and everything in-between, needs to be taught how to accept constructive criticism and use it to grow and better themselves.
What my niece does have in common with “typical” Aspies is lack of social aptitude, literal mindedness, difficulty making friends, anxiety, panic attacks and meltdowns, stimming, echolalia, selective mutism, physical clumsiness,and the need for structure, routine, and predictability. The image of coping well presented by AS females of any age can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges, and loneliness.
For too many years we have missed Aspergirls due to our current understanding of Asperger’s syndrome being largely based on a male presentation. I identified strongly with particular aspects of the book difficulties socializing, understanding one’s own emotions, depression, etc.
I think a lot of this has come from perhaps well-intentioned but uninformed counselors and teachers. We are highly intuitive. There is nothing scientific about this book. I would have appreciated variation in the addresses at the end of the chapters “To Aspergirls” and “To Parents”including other involved parties such as partners. This site has been provided for your education and convenience only. Jul 02, Jessica rated it it was ok Shelves: The whole point, I thought, is to bridge the gap between those on the autism spectrum and those who aren’t?
I’m a sensitive person and tend to take people literally, but I’m also perfectly capable of accepting criticism as well as looking critically at other people and enforcing my own boundaries. Having said all of that, I would still empowsring this book. I would have liked to see the text organized better. Like anything else, being on the autism spectrum isn’t one-size-fits-all. She lambasts college counselors at their efforts to get an Aspergirl to “try harder” at socializing; yet her very own advice to Aspergirls in the socialization section is paraphrased “keep trying at socializing until you are better at it”.
She learned over time how to deal with other people. At the end of each chapter are sections containing very practical suggestions for Aspergirls, and their parents for handling the multitude of issues that can accompany Asperger’s syndrome. Including the reflections aspegrer 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.