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Asperger's and Girls [Paperback]

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At last, here is a book that provides up-to-date information about girls and women with Asperger's Syndrome. Covering topics such as diagnoses, education, puberty, relationships, and careers, experts in the field share practical advice for both caregivers and the women and girls who are affected by Asperger's. Other chapters are written by women who have been diagnosed with ASD. They candidly reveal their experiences and compassionately advise others. Finally, this book recognizes the unique problems of girls on the spectrum. About the Authors: Dr. Tony Attwood is the world's foremost authority on Asperger's Syndrome. Dr. Temple Grandin is arguably the most successful woman with autism. Catherine Faherty, Shelia Wagner, Mary Wrobel, and Teresa Bolick are major figures in the Asperger's field. Lisa Iland, who has a brother with autism, offers insightful social advice. Jennifer McIlwee Myers and Ruth Snyder have Asperger's Syndrome; their intriguing stories will make you laugh and cry.

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Pages   152
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 2006
Publisher   Future Horizons
ISBN  193256540X  
ISBN13  9781932565409  

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A clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, Dr. Tony Attwood has over thirty years of experience with individuals with autism, Asperger s Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). He has worked with several thousand individuals, from infants to octogenarians, from profoundly disabled persons to university professors. Dr. Attwood works in private practice in Brisbane, but is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland. He presents workshops and training courses for parents, professionals, and individuals with autism all over the world. In addition, he is a prolific author of scientific papers and books. His books and videos on Asperger s Syndrome and high-functioning autism are recognized as the best offerings in the field. Over 300,000 of his book Asperger s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals have been sold, and it has been translated into twenty languages.


Tony Attwood has an academic affiliation as follows - Griffith University, Australia.

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Children's Health > Autism & Asperger's Syndrome
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Children's Health > Special Needs Children
3Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Psychology & Counseling > Child Psychology > Development
4Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Psychology & Counseling > General
5Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Special Needs > General

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Mixed Bag, but Worth Reading  Aug 20, 2008
This collection of essays is welcome and needed. However, they won't all be equally useful to everyone. "Preparing for Puberty and Beyond" sounded like it was written in the 1950s, not the 2000s. Waiting until high school to educate a girl about sex is really not good advice. However, I agree with other reviewers who said that the "Dating Dos and Don'ts" article was wonderful. This is probably the best material I have read on dating, ever, ANYWHERE. I wish I could give a copy of this essay to every girl, whether AS or not. While I'm glad this book speaks to sexual diversity to some extent (like in Temple Grandin's essay on her lack of interest in sex), I wish it had covered, even extremely briefly, the fact that AS teens might be gay, bisexual, or transgendered. When I think about it, there's really lots of information on AS and girls that I'd like to see added-- time for Volume 2?
Asperger and the female in western society  Aug 2, 2008
Very dry and not as useful as I had hoped for...
It had its moments though and I am glad to have it on my professional reference for parents who want to read more about it from their perspective.
Girls are different!  Jul 24, 2008
I have two Aspies - a son and a daughter- and they are different. It's been hard to tell what is "typical teenager" and what is Aspergers with my daughter but this book helped a lot. An easy read, broken down into meaningful chapters some of which I went straight to. But the entire book was quite enlightening.
Good for girls  Jun 18, 2008
Many books written about disability are often taken from or about boys experiences,and girls have not yet got on the radar in many areas. I speak from experience as I have a daughter with AS. She is now 22 y.o and I have just discovered this. Not through lack of searching for information, (and misdirection from 'professionals) but by discovering literature written by Tony Attwood et al.

Girls with Aspergers made it very clear to me that there is not one type of AS, it comes in many forms and is mercurial! It also looked at AS from many perspectives. That is from young women writing about being an 'aspie', to others who were teachers, assessors and relatives of the AS person. This meant that I could guage my own experiences and thoughts against others who have experienced similar things, and know that I am not going nuts, and that what I know and see is valid. Very assuring.

Thankfully, my daughter is a reader, and of course she has been as confused as I about her 'difference' - we know she is not stupid as her general knowledge and peculiar abilities keep us on our toes and never fail to astound us. However, her social life leaves a big hole in all our hearts.

So, I gave her this book to read. Tthe lights went on. She was able to identfy with much of what was said. She also found more confidence, and we have been able to share some of her stored anxieties. I too have made a shift in my communication, expectations and approaches to my daughter. This has made a world of difference to how we now get on. I can also speak confidently about her needs (based on AS vocabulary)and how to work with my girl, to agency staff who have been scratching their heads too.

I am now greatly inspired. This book has lifted me out of a long depression and extended grief for my child and myself. I can break now from beating myself up.
Excellent Book  May 14, 2008
This was an excellent resource for me. The book was very up to date with information. It was perfect to read about specifics relating to my daughter only. It gave me great ideas to assist my daughter and our life now and through out the stages of her life. It had very "hip" and "today" type answers for me. I would recommend this book to anyone who has a daughter or female relative with Aspergers.

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