Aspergirls : empowering females with Asperger Syndrome / Rudy Simone ; foreword by Liane Holliday Willey.
By: Simone, Rudy.Material type: TextPublisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley, 2010Description: 236 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781849058261 (pbk.); 1849058261 (pbk.).Subject(s): Asperger's syndrome | Women with mental disabilities -- Life skills guides | Women with mental disabilities -- Anecdotes
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Includes biliographical references (p. 235-236).
Imagination, self-taught reading and savant skills, and unusual interests -- Why smart girls sometimes hate school -- Sensory overload -- Stimming, and what we do when we're happy -- On blame and internalizing guilt -- Gender roles and identity -- Puberty and mutism -- Attraction, dating, sex, and relationships -- Friendships and socializing -- Higher learning -- Employment and career -- Marriage and cohabitation -- Having children -- Ritual and routine, logical and literal thinking, bluntness, empathy, and being misunderstood -- Diagnosis, misdiagnosis and medication -- Depression meltdowns, PTSD, and more about meds -- Temper meltdowns -- Burning bridges -- Stomach issues and autism -- Getting older on the Spectrum -- On whether Asperger Syndrome is a disability or a gift, and advice from Aspergirls to Aspergirls -- Give your Aspergirl some BALLS: belief, acceptance, love, like, and support -- Thoughts and advice from parents of Aspergirls.
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.