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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Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered. This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. The image of coping well presented by AS females of any age can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges, and loneliness. 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.

And while I do not claim to be any sort of expert, I can confidently say that from now on I would know how to deal with people with AS. Thank you, Rudy Simone, for continuing to teach me about something I thought I knew a whole hell of a lot about. 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. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Write a customer review. This book will be essential reading for females of any age diagnosed with AS, and those who think they might be on the spectrum. They have both talents and deficits and vary based on intelligence, level of imagination, and obsessions, just to name a few areas. Not Enabled Word Wise: Though I will admit it seems like a lot of autistics have stomach issues, as well as things like depression or anxiety. Dec 15, Chris rated it liked it Shelves: It urges parents to step up to the plate but only after the Aspergirl herself is implored to look within.


However as the book went on, it adopted a heteronormative tone that left a bad taste in my mouth.

Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

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 and empowers Aspergirls to lead happy and empiwering lives. These symptoms included acting outmoods changing quickly, and difficulty in understanding some forms of communication. Views Read Edit View history. Archived from the original on August 12, I looked more “typically” autistic as a child and continue to struggle with daily living tasks as an adult.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Feb 07, Lauren LaurenHannah. What good is it to label an entire range of girls and women who don’t meet society’s norms but still function well?

The first half of the book is interesting. Autism rights movement Wrong Planet. This book was published in The book is about females who have Asperger syndrome and their experiences.

This would have been particularly relevant for chapters on sex, marriage and parenting among others! Autistic art Autism spectrum disorders in the media Fictional characters Films about autism Circle of Friends Neurodiversity Medical model of demales Societal and cultural aspects of autism.

She loves hugs, and can never seem to get enough of them.

The authors bitter sydnrome, her very li What a shame! Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. 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.

The anecdotes from Aspergirls she has interviewed broaden the aspeggirls insight into what is must be like to live with this syndrome. A 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. Somewhere in the middle it becomes much more negative and almost anxious.


I read an article through a podcast I love aspergirl cannot recommend enough, The Mental Illness Happy Hour, I’ve worked with Aspie kiddos for years, and I feel a young family member has Asperger’s and remains undiagnosed.

That doesn’t make the social skills deficits go away–in fact, it can actually cast them in sharp relief. I know I’m lucky not to have those problems and that they are problems for many aspergirls, so I’m glad she included them, but she should acknowledge in some way that those problems are not universal. 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.

Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome – Rudy Simone – Google Books

A Love Story Rules. Open Preview See a Problem? Shana Nichols, the author of Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrumsaid that it is an “excellent read” as well as a “celebration of the culture of AS womanhood. Autism is not “cool,” it is, when properly diagnosed by a trained, sensitive, and yes, compassionate clinician, a serious issue usually requiring intensive lifelong care. It’s empowerinf like it’s a bad book, but I don’t really care for it Read more Read less. Autism-related topics Fictional characters Schools.

This is a general collection of experiences. Dec 23, Jenni Elyse rated it it was ok Shelves: Showing of reviews.