Autism and Girls

World-Renowned Experts Join Those with Autism Syndrome to Resolve Issues That Girls and Women Face Every Day! New Updated and Revised Edition

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Pub Date 02 Aug 2019 | Archive Date 25 Oct 2019

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Autism and Girls is a 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 spectrum disorder. In it, you’ll read candid stories written by the indomitable women who have lived them and hear experts discuss whether ASD girls are slipping under the radar and remaining undiagnosed. This second edition provides practical solutions schools can implement and social tips for teenage girls navigating puberty, the transition to work or university, and highlights the importance of and strategies for careers. Winner of the Gold Award, Foreword Book of the Year.

Autism and Girls is a 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 spectrum...

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I received an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review

This book has a very diverse range of opinion and knowledge – I was pleased to see that professionals as well as those living with autism had an equal voice. Very solid breakdown of the special concerns of girls on the spectrum with enough representation to show the diversity of experience. This would be an ideal book for any female young or old discovery herself on the spectrum

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This was a complimentary copy from net galley - thank you

Such an interesting book

Would make a great book club book - so many threads to discuss

I found the book interesting and so informative

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Excellent !
Everyone in education and the health care should have this book!
A must read.
Review is scheduled for the publication date of the book.

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Thank you for writing this book. Initially I was disappointed as I expected something else when I began this book, but I was quickly drawn in by the facts and statistics, as this gives a look at why it may be harder for female students to receive services in the classroom. I have noticed that girls are diagnosed later in childhood (sometimes as teens or adults) than boys in general. I would define recommend this book to parents of girls on the spectrum and more importantly girls that parents suspect to be on the spectrum. The tips and facts in this book are helpful and lead me wanting to do even more research.

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This book is an excellent tool for parents, caregivers, and medical providers. It gives a very detailed understanding of the specific needs for girls with autism. I plan to purchase and add to my shelf of resources.

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This book contains stand-alone chapters written by several authors who have studied and worked in the study of autism- many of whom are autistic themselves. Some chapters read more like clinical briefs, some authors shared narrations of life experiences. The chapters are not cohesive with each other, but each one held specific value. Nearly all chapters focused on how best to help and support females with autism- particularly in middle school/high school/young adult years.

I was particularly shocked (and dismayed) by a statistic shared multiple times in this book- "The incidence of sexual molestation for girls with special needs, including ASD, is 80% before the age of eighteen." Because of that factor, a large goal of the book is to aid parents, teachers and caregivers in helping autistic girls to learn social cues about appropriate sexual behavior and about how to ask for help. The book also address issues such as menstruation hygiene, developing friendships with other girls, romantic relationships, launching into adulthood, etc.

There are nine chapters in this book- eight of them were excellent. I did feel like one of the chapters was somewhat scattered, but there was value in that chapter, as well. 4 stars.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Many thanks to the publisher and the authors for this opportunity. #NetGalley #AutismAndGirls

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Each chapter of this insightful book was written by a different author and each explores a different aspect or persepective of girls and autism - from experts to first- hand experience. A really interesting read which will be really useful in bringing the ways in which girls are affected on the spectrum. This is an extremely resource for educators, parents and girls in navigating their way through a neurotypical environment.

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The authors covered a myriad of topics in this book geared towards teenage girls, in my opinion. I found this to be relatable to girls that are maybe in middle or high school that are diagnosed with autism as the advice seemed to be geared towards that age group in regards to topics like puberty and dating. I work with autistic students in a middle school and found this to a great glimpse of the challenges faced by my students.

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Not only would this make an excellent tool for teachers wishing to understand autism within girls and women a little more, it is an insightful read for any girl or woman who feels they may be autistic themselves.

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Thanks to Netgalley and Future Horizons for this book. Although primarily written for those caring for / teaching autistic girls / teenage girls, this book also has some useful and interesting insights and advice for adults with ASD. It is easy to read and definitely worth a read for anyone who either is an autistic female, lives with one, parents one, teaches one and so on.

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