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Aspergirls

Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome
Narrated by: Lucie McNeil
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning handbook for girls and women on the autism spectrum, perceptive and wise reflections and advice .   

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 35 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 listening 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.

©2019 Rudy Simone (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Promotes pseudoscience

Very valuable in terms of collecting experience of women with Autism, but promotes Raiki and diets for treating Autism.

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Late diagnosis Autism

This book is very supportive and full of information to assist parents of adult children with this condition Especially if they have been misdiagnosed)

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  • D. R.
  • 12-05-2020

Very Helpful

I heard my own story on many of the pages of this book. I’m in the process of getting a diagnosis and this book gave many helpful hints.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-10-2020

Functioning lables, diet lessening "symptoms"

Aside from the constant use of functioning labels and talk of diet and it lessoning "symptoms" of Autism, i quite enjoyed this book.

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  • Jay S
  • 16-10-2020

Excellent resource and well performed.

I found this book extremely informative and helpful. As a Male non AS person I still found it incredibly insightful and am so glad it was recommended to me. I cannot recommend it enough if your someone with AS, a parent or just to gain knowledge. I very much enjoyed the narrator. She did an excellent job!

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  • Millaray
  • 09-01-2020

kind and clear

The tone of the book is very kind. It really helps you accept your autism. The book also offers advice to aspergirls and to parents, which are clear and useful.

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  • Miss G Alderson
  • 29-01-2020

Lifechanging

I cried throughout.... I now know myself better than I ever thought imaginable and, more to the point, I've forgiven myself and let go of 39 years of guilt at not being able to fit in.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-11-2019

fantastic emotional read

My daughter 13 recently diagnosed, also I relate to my girl in many ways, I have never understood our differences in the world until her diagnosis. I'm currently seeking a diagnosis for myself which is proving to be emotionally difficult as I find it difficult to Express how I feel. Fantastic book highly recommended

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  • Laurie Whitehurst
  • 28-10-2019

brilliant

information that you need if you have an aspergirl in your life , she will appreciate it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-2019

Important Read

Important read for anyone who has aspergers or knows someone with aspergers. Very informative, clear and comprehensive.

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  • Mrs H
  • 11-10-2020

So helpful

Very interesting and informative. I highly recommend to others. Will be asking my husband and daughter to read/listen too