Cynthia kim explores all the quirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome ASD in this accessible, witty and honest guide looking from an insider perspective at some of the most challenging and intractable aspects of being autistic. From being labelled nerdy and shy as an undiagnosed child to redefining herself when diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as an adult, she describes how her perspective shifted to understanding a previously confusing world and combines this with the results of extensive research to explore the 'why' of ASD traits.
Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life #ad - Her own life presents many rich examples. This intelligent insider guide will help adults with ASDs and their partners, friends, and colleagues, family members, but it also provides a fresh and witty window onto a different worldview.
I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for AdultsNarrow Gauge #ad - This concise guide also addresses important aspects of living with ASD as a late-diagnosed adult, including coping with the emotional impact of discovering that you're autistic and deciding who to share your diagnosis with and how. What if instead of being weird, geeky or introverted, shy, your brain is wired differently? For adults with undiagnosed autism spectrum disorder ASD, there is often an "aha!" moment--when you realize that ASD just might be the explanation for why you've always felt so different.
What do the symptoms of asd look like in adults? is getting a diagnosis worth it? What does an assessment consist of and how can you prepare for it?Cynthia Kim shares the information, tips, insights, suggestions and resources she gathered as part of her own journey from "aha!" to finally being diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in her forties.
I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults #ad - I think i might be autistic: a guide to autism spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults" begins from that "aha!' moment, addressing the many questions that follow.
Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger SyndromeJessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - 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. 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, challenges, deficits, and loneliness. This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. It will also be of interest to partners and loved ones of Aspergirls, and anybody interested either professionally or academically in Asperger's Syndrome.
Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome #ad - 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. Employment, career, along with depression, rituals and routines are also covered, meltdowns and being misunderstood.
As they recount their stories, and wisdom, anecdotes, 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.
Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder Expanded EditionJessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - Bringing her story up to date, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, including her diagnosis as an adult, this expanded edition will continue to entertain and inform all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life `pretending to be normal'. Compelling and witty, liane holliday willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999.
Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of AutismJessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - Michelle garnett's comments validate and expand the experiences described from a clinician's perspective, and provide extensive recommendations. Autistic advocates including liane holliday willey, Artemisia and Samantha Craft offer their personal guidance on significant issues that particularly affect women, Jeanette Purkis, Anita Lesko, as well as those that are more general to autism.
Contributors cover issues including growing up, identity, parenting, diversity, independence and self-care amongst many others. With great contributions from exceptional women, this is a truly well-rounded collection of knowledge and sage advice for any woman with autism. Barb cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic perspective, and present empowering, helpful and supportive insights from their personal experience for fellow autistic women.
The Complete Guide to Asperger's SyndromeJessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - Now including a new introduction explaining the impact of DSM-5 on the diagnosis and approach to AS, it brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults. Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible.
Chapters examine: * causes and indications of the syndrome * the diagnosis and its effect on the individual * theory of mind * the perception of emotions in self and others * social interaction, sensory sensitivity, bullying and mental health issues * the effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, including friendships * long-term relationships * teasing, movement and co-ordination skills * career development.
The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome #ad - There is also an invaluable frequently asked questions chapter and a section listing useful resources for anyone wishing to find further information on a particular aspect of AS, as well as literature and educational tools. Essential reading for families and individuals affected by AS as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in contact with people with AS, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition.
I usually say to the child, bad or defective, you have Asperger's syndrome", and explain that this means he or she is not mad, "Congratulations, but has a different way of thinking. From the complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome. The complete guide to asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome AS.
Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old AgeJessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - The difference that being female makes to the diagnosis, life and experiences of a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD has largely gone unresearched and unreported until recently. It will provide invaluable guidance for the professionals who support these girls and women and it will offer women with autism a guiding light in interpreting and understanding their own life experiences through the experiences of others.
In this book sarah hendrickx has collected both academic research and personal stories about girls and women on the autism spectrum to present a picture of their feelings, thoughts and experiences at each stage of their lives. Outlining how autism presents differently and can hide itself in females and what the likely impact will be for them throughout their lifespan, employment, sexuality, adolescence, childhood, the book looks at how females with ASD experience diagnosis, pregnancy and parenting, education, friendships, and aging.
22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to KnowJessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - This entertaining and easy-to-read book will be ideal for anyone dating, or in a relationship with, an AS female. Women with as themselves, and their families and friends, will also enjoy the book and find it useful. She talks with humour and honesty about the quirks and sensitivities that you may come across when getting to know your partner.
All the pivotal relationship landmarks are discussed, including the first date, sex, and even having children. Rudy simone covers 22 common areas of confusion for someone dating a female with AS and includes advice from her own experience and from other partners in real relationships. Counsellors and other professionals working with women with AS will find the insight offered extremely enlightening.
Asperger's on the InsideGrey Gecko Press #ad - The book follows michelle in exploring her past and takes the reader with her on her journey to receiving and accepting her diagnosis. Instead of rehashing widely available asperger's information, Michelle focuses on discussing the thoughts, feelings and ideas that go along with being an Aspie, giving us a rare peek into what it really feels like to be a person on the spectrum.
A must read for all those who enjoy deep personal stories or have a loved one on the spectrum that they wish to understand better. Asperger's on the inside is an acutely honest and often highly entertaining memoir by Michelle Vines about life with Asperger's Syndrome.
I am AspienWoman: The Unique Characteristics, Traits, and Gifts of Adult Females on the Autism SpectrumAspiengirl® #ad - Maybe she is a woman on the autism spectrum, with a unique constellation of super-abilities, strengths and challenges?This book takes a unique approach by combining stunning imagery along with the feelings, thoughts and words of Autistic women and those that love and support them. Marshall are proud to announce their recent 2017 aspECT Autism Australia National Recognition Award Nomination, in the Advancement category, for their work in advancing the field of female Autism and female neurodiversity.
Written by the 2017-2015 aspect autism Australia National Recognition Award nominee, Tania A. Marshall's second book is an international best seller and the sequel to the 2015 IPPY eLIT Gold Medal award winning I Am AspienGirl. Presently, a lack of research, assessment tools, there is a female Autism crisis including: a gender bias, intervention and skills acquisition tools, specifically researched and designed for females, across the lifespan.
I am AspienWoman: The Unique Characteristics, Traits, and Gifts of Adult Females on the Autism Spectrum #ad - This book also explores common strengths and challenges, reasons for a diagnosis, the stages leading up to a diagnosis, important needs, disclosure and an appendix of helpful tools. Maybe autism or asperger Syndrome was mentioned but she did not resonate with the male profile or the stereotypical female profile.
AspienGirl. Com and Tania A. Watch for aspienpowers: the unique constellation of Gifts, Strengths and Abilities of Females on the Autism Spectrum, coming soon.
Living Well on the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning AutismThe Guilford Press #ad - You can download and print additional copies of the worksheets for repeated use. But by understanding the specific ways your brain works differently--and how to tap into your personal strengths--you can greatly enhance your well-being. In this wise and practical book, experienced therapist Valerie L. Finally, knowledgeable, a compassionate, positive guide to living well on the spectrum.
Navigating the "neurotypical" world with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism AS/HFA can be extremely stressful. Grounded in psychological science, the techniques in this book help you: *Learn the unspoken rules of social situations. Improve your communication skills. Get organized at home and at work.
Living Well on the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism #ad - Manage anxiety and depression. Strengthen your relationships with family and friends. Live more successfully on your own or with others. A wealth of stories, questionnaires, worksheets, and concrete examples help you find personalized solutions to problems you are likely to encounter. Mental health professionals, see also the author's Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition.
Of special note, the introduction was updated in 2017 with the latest information on how autism spectrum disorder is defined in DSM-5. Gaus helps you identify goals that will make your life better and take concrete steps to achieve them.