Asperger’s and Girls
Author(s): Tony Attwood, Teresa Bolick, Catherine Faherty, Temple Grandin, Lisa Iland, Jennifer McIlwee Myers, et al.
Award Winning Book: Award Winning Book: ForeWord Book of the Year, Gold Award
Featuring Dr. Temple Grandin
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.
Did you know?
- The ratio of male to female Asperger’s diagnoses is approximately 10:1, yet research suggests the actual incidence is 4:1.
- Education programs often fall short when it comes to meeting girls’ specific academic and social needs.
- Without appropriate education, puberty can be nightmare for girls with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
- Dating and marriage may be very different for women on the spectrum, but in many ways, ASD relationships can be even better than typical ones.