Asperger's and Girls : World-Renowned Experts Join Those with Asperger's Syndrome to Resolve Issues That Girls and Women Face Every Day
Winner of the Gold Award in the 2006 ForeWord Book of the Year competition, this groundbreaking book describes the unique challenges of women and girls with Asperger's Syndrome. In it you'll read candid stories written by the indomitable women who have lived them. You'll also hear from experts who discuss whether "Aspie girls" are slipping under the radar, undiagnosed; why many AS women feel like a minority within a minority (outnumbered by men 4:1); practical solutions school systems can implement for girls; social tips for teenage girls, navigating puberty, the transition to work or university, and the importance of careers.
- Paperback | 150 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 249.48g
- 31 Dec 2006
- Future Horizons Incorporated
- Arlington, United States
About Tony Attwood
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.
Our customer reviews
As the mother of a recently diagnosed 16 year old Aspie girl, I bought this book to supplement my wider reading, and also as a general information guide for the rest of the family to dip into. It is very readable and contains MUCH reassuring information for parents and families of girls with Asperger's. My daughter has also been reading it and it seems it is allowing her to work out where she fits in, and is providing her with knowledge of how to cope in the world at large.show moreby Mary-Anne Stuart