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

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 193256540X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 150

View: 224

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

Autism and Girls

The sections of this book describe the unique challenges of women and girls with autism spectrum disorder. The candid stories are written by women who have lived them.

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781941765234

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 150

View: 966

Autism and Girls, a new revised and updated edition of the bestselling book, Asperger's and Girls. This groundbreaking book describes the unique challenges of women and girls with Autism Syndrome Disorder. In it, you'll read candid stories written by the indomitable women who have lived them. You'll also hear experts discuss whether "ASD girls" are slipping under the radar, undiagnosed, practical solutions schools can implement for girls; social tips for teenage girls, navigating puberty, the transition to work or university, and the importance of and strategies for careers. Winner of the Gold Award, ForeWord Book of the Year

Living With Aspergers Syndrome

ASD or DSM 5 Aspergers in kids, teens, girls/women & adults with long term
autism or high functioning asperger behavior symptoms, signs, test diagnosing &
treatments Jessica Caplain ...

Author: Jessica Caplain

Publisher: JNR Publishing via PublishDrive

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 30

View: 622

"How To Finally Handle Your Child's Aspergers...With These Easy Directions" Asperger's Syndrome (AS) is a type of developmental condition under the Autism Spectrum Disorder. While these children usually exhibit certain behavioral, physical, and social shortcomings, they can make up for it if you know how to guide them in every step of the way. This is precisely why this book was written - to help parents like you determine how you can help your child or loved one handle this problem. Though this book is primarily written for children? Some tips and advice can be used for teens and adults alike. You can expect varying progress after following the techniques revealed in this book. To help you boost the success rate, you need to put in the required amount of effort and time. This book will also provide you with a guide on what to look out for, if you suspect your child to have AS. Aside from this, you can learn more about the following aspects of AS: • Basics of Asperger's Syndrome • How Aspies are diagnosed • Ideal activities at home and in therapy sessions • Recommended toys and games for kids with AS • How they mingle with other people • How you can understand them better • Interesting bits of information about them • Avoiding burnout while you care for your child ...and so much more! DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY TODAY!

Educating and Supporting Girls with Asperger s and Autism

This resource is designed to support education and health professionals to better understand how autism (including Asperger's syndrome) can present in girls; explaining the various difficulties and disadvantages that girls on the autism ...

Author: Victoria Honeybourne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351698427

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 373

This resource is designed to support education and health professionals to better understand how autism (including Asperger's syndrome) can present in girls; explaining the various difficulties and disadvantages that girls on the autism spectrum can face in educational settings. As well as providing background information and theory, the resource offers practical strategies for working with girls with autism spectrum conditions. The resource contains a broad range of worksheets and activities on key issues: self-awareness; preparing for school life; learning; wider school life; preparing for employment; and preparing for further study. Key Features: illustrated throughout with real-life quotes and case studies guidance on best practice when working with girls with autism spectrum conditions activities and resources for young females on the autism spectrum to support them in developing self-awareness, coping strategies and learning skills.

I am an Aspie Girl

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 ...

Author: Danuta Bulhak-Paterson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501107

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 834

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.

Creative Therapy for Children with Autism ADD and Asperger s

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ASPIE BOYS AND ASPIE GIRLS Asperger ' s
Syndrome affects both boys and girls — although boys are much more likely to
have ... What may be seen as negative traits in a boy may be viewed as positive
in a girl .

Author: Janet Tubbs

Publisher: Square One Pub

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 323

View: 760

Just because a child may appear stubborn or difficult, doesn't mean the child isn't itelligent, curious, or creative. With the right approach such a child can be reached, taught, and, hopefully, started on the road to improvement. The daily lessons provided in this book may be just what you and your child have been waiting for.

Asperger s Syndrome in 12 16 Year Old Girls

She hopes this book will help any neurotypical people who love or work with teenage autistic girls, in developing more understanding and empathy for how a child might be experiencing a very, very overwhelming time of life.

Author: Alis Rowe

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781999982232

Category:

Page: 68

View: 877

2ND EDITION, REVISED EDITION - NEW CONTENT! The Girl with the Curly Hair looks back to when she was at secondary school. The 12-16 year old age range was one of the most terrifying and isolating phases in her whole life. She felt so different from everyone and had lots of very scary thoughts and feelings. The Girl with the Curly Hair hopes that teenage autistic girls who read this book will feel much less alone. She hopes this book will help any neurotypical people who love or work with teenage autistic girls, in developing more understanding and empathy for how a child might be experiencing a very, very overwhelming time of life.

Aspergirls

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.

Author: Rudy Simone

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002891

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 389

*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.

American Zoo

There was this family visiting from out of state and it was a teenage girl's birthday
or something, and her mom or aunt ... To me, to let that teenager go, and not this
girl with Asperger's, with this genuine love and interest, who only came to the ...

Author: David Grazian

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691178429

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 941

Orangutans swing from Kevlar-lined fire hoses. Giraffes feast on celebratory birthday cakes topped with carrots instead of candles. Hi-tech dinosaur robots growl among steel trees, while owls watch animated cartoons on old television sets. In American Zoo, sociologist David Grazian takes us on a safari through the contemporary zoo, alive with its many contradictions and strange wonders. Trading in his tweed jacket for a zoo uniform and a pair of muddy work boots, Grazian introduces us to zookeepers and animal rights activists, parents and toddlers, and the other human primates that make up the zoo's social world. He shows that in a major shift away from their unfortunate pasts, American zoos today emphasize naturalistic exhibits teeming with lush and immersive landscapes, breeding programs for endangered animals, and enrichment activities for their captive creatures. In doing so, zoos blur the imaginary boundaries we regularly use to separate culture from nature, humans from animals, and civilization from the wild. At the same time, zoos manage a wilderness of competing priorities—animal care, education, scientific research, and recreation—all while attempting to serve as centers for conservation in the wake of the current environmental and climate-change crisis. The world of the zoo reflects how we project our own prejudices and desires onto the animal kingdom, and invest nature with meaning and sentiment. A revealing portrayal of comic animals, delighted children, and feisty zookeepers, American Zoo is a remarkable close-up exploration of a classic cultural attraction.

The Complete Guide to Asperger s Syndrome

A girl with Asperger's syndrome is less likely to be 'fickle' or 'bitchy' in friendships
in comparison to other girls, and is more likely than boys to develop a close
friendship with someone who demonstrates a maternal attachment to this socially
 ...

Author: Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843104954

Category: Psychology

Page: 397

View: 563

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.

Girl Misunderstood One Girl s Journey to Understanding Her Asperger s As a Gift

The main message in this book that Bryony expresses is that having Asperger's can be seen as a spiritual gift.

Author: Bryony Gilbert

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 374

View: 337

As a young child, Bryony always knew she was different to the other girls at school. Every year, her teachers remarked how "quiet, shy and reserved" she was, while her parents observed how she had difficulty approaching other girls to be friends with them. Although she was familiar with Asperger's, the lack of understanding of autism in women meant that she didn't realise she had it until she was 21, in her second year of university. Now she was faced with reforming her identity in young adulthood, a difficult task for anyone. Girl, Misunderstood is a book for any autistic woman, or indeed any woman who feels that they are different, to reshape their beliefs about being on the autism spectrum in a more positive, and even spiritual, way. Bryony reflects on her life as a shy young child growing up relying on her closest friends to help her navigate the world, through to becoming a more confident, yet still reserved, young adult leaving university and entering the daunting 'real world'. In her attempt to help others, she gives advice based on her own experiences, particularly on relationships with family, friends and romantic partners. Most importantly and central to the book, she discusses her special interest in spirituality and how her interest in this through a dark period in her life helped her to see Asperger's in a novel new light, and how people with Asperger's may be different for a reason. This book is designed to make readers question the negative perception of autism in society and to empower autistic women to think positively about being different and recognise their strengths. The main message in this book that Bryony expresses is that having Asperger's can be seen as a spiritual gift.

Asperger s Syndrome and Puberty

Puberty is a challenging time for everyone but possibly even more so for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This guide gives real life insight and experiences from the popular character, the girl with the curly hair.

Author: Alis Rowe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519705808

Category:

Page: 86

View: 327

Puberty is a challenging time for everyone but possibly even more so for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This guide gives real life insight and experiences from the popular character, the girl with the curly hair. Topics covered include: physical changes associated with puberty, periods, sexuality and dating. The guide is intended to be read by girls on the autistic spectrum and their parents.

Unwrapping The Mysteries Of Asperger s

Although boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed than girls, current
attention has experts thinking that more girls may have Asperger's than originally
predicted. Because girls may have different symptoms or express their
characteristics ...

Author: Kristi Hubbard

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449094902

Category: Psychology

Page: 324

View: 489

Woven around her first person experiences and scholarly references, is insight on many of the questions and concerns females with AS surely experience at some point in their life...lovely time spent with a friend...a teaching tool for women and their supporters...a read everyone can enjoy on a number of levels. - from the foreword Kristi Hubbard gives summaries of over a decade of intensive research on autism spectrum conditions. She offers insight, advice, encouragement, understanding, solutions and suggestions for girls and women with Asperger's. She found out she had Asperger's Syndrome when she was in graduate school and shares her challenging experiences growing up and in adulthood. She offers insight with her experiences helping children who have autism, and sets forth her search for the truth of what Asperger's really is, where it came from and the discovery of methods to have a happy, joyful and successful life. She also offers insight for caregivers, teachers and any other professional or family member to better understand and help girls with Asperger's. Read this book to learn: · Sex differences in Asperger's · Early signs detecting Asperger's · Insight on more than 21 Asperger's traits · How to overcome sensory issues · How to overcome social difficulties · Tips on making friends and keeping them · Solutions on more than 26 common life issues · Methods to have a happier family life living with Asperger's · Better understanding of the meaning and purpose in life · Numerous helpful resources for those with Asperger's · How to prevent or decrease the chances of your child from developing Autism

How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism Or Asperger s

Offers parents of children with autism or Asperger's syndrome advice on teaching basic life skills and establishing healthy habits, including doing chores, task switching, punctuality, appropriate attire, manners, and kindness.

Author: Jennifer McIlwee Myers

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1935274139

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 116

Offers parents of children with autism or Asperger's syndrome advice on teaching basic life skills and establishing healthy habits, including doing chores, task switching, punctuality, appropriate attire, manners, and kindness.

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

This book is not only reassuring; it is inspiring, and bursting with ideas and achievable strategies.

Author: Shana Nichols

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428852

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 804

'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.

Environment and Planning

... The patterns of abilities and development of girls with Asperger's syndrome ” ,
in Asperger and Girls Eds T Attwood , T ... Grandin T ( Eds ) , 2006 Aspergers and
Girls ( Future Horizons , Arlington , TX ) Avrahami E , 2007 The Invading Body ...

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Category: Human ecology

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Psychiatric Services

In sum , Asperger's and Girls is fairly light reading for the professional who works
with children with Asperger's , but it has enough nuggets to justify the price . For
families , however , this is an excellent resource , well written and enjoyable ...

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Category: Community psychiatry

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Safety Skills for Asperger Women

This book will be of interest to people with Asperger Syndrome, their friends and families, and professionals working alongside ASDs.

Author: Liane Holliday Willey

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003270

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 816

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.

Neurobiology of Mental Illness

Author: Dennis S. Charney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Mental illness

Page: 958

View: 178

Advances in molecular and cellular biology and in the basic neurosciences are now bringing the revolution in molecular medicine to the field of psychiatry. This is the first comprehensive text to chart that progress. In 70 clear and concise chapters it describes the current state of knowledgeabout the neurobiological mechanisms underlying psychiatric disorders and shows how this information has the potential to dramatically improve treatment and ultimately lead to prevention. The text has been written by world-renowned experts in basic neuroscience and the pathophysiology and treatmentof psychiatric disorders. It begins with a succinct overview of the basic neurosciences followed by an evaluation of the tools that are available for the study of mental disorders in humans. The core of the book is a series of consistently organized sections on the major psychiatric disorders thatcover their diagnostic classification, molecular genetics, functional neuroanatomy, neurochemistry and pharmacology, neuroimaging, and principles of pharmacotherapy. Chapters are written in a clear style that is easily accessible to practicing psychiatrists, and yet they are detailed enough tointerest researchers and academics. Both as a textbook and a reference work, Neurobiology of Mental Illness represents a uniquely valuable resource for psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and their students or trainees, and those studying psychotic disorders, substance abuse disorders, psychiatricdisorders in children, and miscellaneous diagnostic entities.

Asperger s Syndrome For Dummies

From explaining symptoms and getting a diagnosis, through to overcoming bullying in schools and choosing between the therapy and medical treatments available, this is a complete guide to surviving and thriving with the condition.

Author: Georgina Gomez de la Cuesta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470664665

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 768

Asperger's Syndrome For Dummies covers everything that both people living with the condition and their families need to know. From explaining symptoms and getting a diagnosis, through to overcoming bullying in schools and choosing between the therapy and medical treatments available, this is a complete guide to surviving and thriving with the condition. Asperger's Syndrome For Dummies includes: Part I: Understanding Asperger's syndrome (AS) Chapter 1: Introducing Asperger's syndrome Chapter 2: Discovering the causes of Asperger's syndrome Chapter 3: Diagnosing Asperger's syndrome Part II: Living with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 4: Enjoying Life with Asperger's Chapter 5: Getting the most out of education and the workplace Chapter 6: Finding independence and advocating for your rights Part III: Supporting people with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 7: Parenting and Asperger's syndrome Chapter 8: Relating to adults with Asperger's syndrome Chapter 9: Creating an AS friendly environment Part IV: Discovering therapies, medication, diet and environments for AS Chapter 10: Navigating Behavioural Therapies for Asperger's Syndrome Chapter 11: Understanding medication and diet in Asperger's syndrome Part V: Part of Tens Chapter 12: Ten Organisations to go for help and information Chapter 13: Ten positives about living with Asperger's Chapter 14: Ten famous people who probably had Asperger's