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Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author : Sarah Hendrickx
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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. 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, the book looks at how females with ASD experience diagnosis, childhood, education, adolescence, friendships, sexuality, employment, pregnancy and parenting, and aging. 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.

Life on the Autism Spectrum A Guide for Girls and Women

Author : Karen McKibbin
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Why is Autism Spectrum Disorder so misunderstood in girls and women and why do so many go under the radar without the support that they need? This practical guide explains the unique issues that affect females with autism and provides tools and strategies that girls, women and their families can use in day-to-day life. Following the story of Alison, a girl diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, through both childhood and adulthood, we get an inside view of the challenges that girls and women with autism face. Straightforward information and advice is provided on key topics including: · social skills and communication · how to overcome bullying · sensory issues and food sensitivity · the need for routine · perceptions of gender · and physiological changes. Essential reading for parents of daughters on the spectrum, as well as girls and women who carry the diagnosis themselves.

Education and Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Author : Judith Hebron
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Addressing the gender gap in the understanding of autism, this multi-perspective book explores the educational needs of girls on the autism spectrum from early years to secondary school, in both mainstream and special settings. The collection, comprising insights from autistic women and girls and educational and medical professionals makes recommendations for a collaborative and integrated approach that enables girls on the spectrum to reach their full potential. By establishing close collaborations between girls on the spectrum, their parents, teachers and specialist professionals, the field can move forwards in terms of providing understanding and an appropriate educational framework for success.

Autism and Girls

Author : Tony Attwood
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Autism and Girls, a new 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 Syndrome Disorder. In it, you'll read candid stories written by the indomitable women who have lived them. You'll also hear experts discuss whether "ASD girls" are slipping under the radar, undiagnosed, practical solutions schools can implement for girls; social tips for teenage girls, navigating puberty, the transition to work or university, and the importance of and strategies for careers. Winner of the Gold Award, ForeWord Book of the Year

Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author : Nicholas W. Gelbar
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Adolescence is a challenging stage for all individuals, especially for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Individuals with ASD face increased social isolation and engage in more challenging behaviors during adolescence. They also experience increased mental health challenges including anxiety and depression, and they are among the least likely of any disability group to attend college, be competitively employed, or live independently. At the same time, adolescents with ASD face a major shift in available services and support as they exit the K-12 educational system. The need to present what is known about this group in order to inform clinicians, researchers, and educators cannot be understated. Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder synthesizes current science on adolescents and young adults with ASD in order to inform mental health practitioners and education professionals who work directly with these individuals. While early childhood interventions for ASD have been extensively developed and tested, research on adolescents and young adults with ASD has lagged behind until recently. This comprehensive handbook can be utilized to train students and professionals in applied mental health roles. The handbook includes three sections: Part I reviews diagnosis and treatment of adolescents with ASD; Part II details how to support their educational needs; and Part III discusses special populations including college students and young women. Chapters highlight recommendations for clinicians and include study questions and additional resources.

Educating and Supporting Girls with Asperger s and Autism

Author : Victoria Honeybourne
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This resource is designed to support education and health professionals to better understand how autism (including Asperger's syndrome) can present in girls; explaining the various difficulties and disadvantages that girls on the autism spectrum can face in educational settings. As well as providing background information and theory, the resource offers practical strategies for working with girls with autism spectrum conditions. The resource contains a broad range of worksheets and activities on key issues: self-awareness; preparing for school life; learning; wider school life; preparing for employment; and preparing for further study. Key Features: illustrated throughout with real-life quotes and case studies guidance on best practice when working with girls with autism spectrum conditions activities and resources for young females on the autism spectrum to support them in developing self-awareness, coping strategies and learning skills.

Comprehensive Women s Mental Health

Author : David J. Castle
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A comprehensive, up-to-date and evidence-based review of women's mental health, written by leading experts, for mental health clinicians.

Recognizing Autism in Women and Girls

Author : Wendela Whitcomb Marsh
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Autism has long been considered a boys' condition, but there is more to this story. Actually, autism looks different in women and girls. They're much better at "pretending to be normal" by masking their autistic characteristics. How can professionals look behind the mask to recognize autism, when it has been hidden so well? Recognizing Autism in Women and Girls: Opening Doors to Success provides the perspective needed to see how autism manifests in gendered ways, allowing for a more accurate diagnosis. In addition to describing each point in the diagnostic manual to include feminine presentations, Dr. Marsh has created "Five Fictional Femmes" who've been misdiagnosed because they also display symptoms of other similar conditions. She describes their behaviors, both obvious and hidden, from early childhood to adulthood, and demonstrates how these behaviors meet diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder. The "Behind the Mask" section provides helpful questions to ask during the autism assessment process to allow the professional to recognize autism, even when it has been successfully masked. In addition, each chapter contains "In Her Own Words," written by autistic women who describe their personal journeys from masking to diagnosis, and what it meant to them. Finally being recognized for who they truly are frees autistic women to stop hiding behind a mask and begin opening doors to success.

A Guide to Mental Health Issues in Girls and Young Women on the Autism Spectrum

Author : Judy Eaton
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Girls with autism require tailored support for dealing with mental health issues. This book offers interventions specifically for supporting girls with their mental health, by looking at looking at how girls are assessed and diagnosed for autism, and explaining which mental health conditions girls with autism most frequently experience.

Women Girls and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author : Jane McCarthy
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