Girls with Asperger’s Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, & even once symptoms have been recognized, help is often not readily available. Girls with Asperger/Autism profiles are less frequently diagnosed than boys, and even once symptoms have been recognized, help is often not readily available. Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome is a non-fiction book written by American author Rudy Simone. It was published in by Jessica.

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Her self-loathing is evident in her writing and I do believe her views could be harmful to young women.

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I’ve actually had my neurotypical mother tell me things along the lines of, “you’re a lot more emotionally mature at 26 than I was. Women and girls with Aspergers and their families.

She also encourages Aspergirls to celebrate and cherish who they are and puts to rest some common myths about girls on the spectrum. It is also mildly irritating that she consistently makes proclamative statements about very specific things that individuals with Aspergers would be good at: Simone noted that she “felt different from [her] family” as a child, and that they “seemed unpredictable and frightening” to her. At the end of each chapter are sections containing very practical suggestions for Aspergirls, and their parents for handling the multitude of issues that can accompany Aspergidls syndrome.

Having said all of that, I would still recommend this book. Femaales found the book useful, but I have to concede that the book is overwhelmingly targeting Asperger’s Syndrome, not other folk on the Autism Spectrum.

The image of coping well presented by AS females of any age can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges, and loneliness. What a beautiful, entertaining and informative piece of literature!

Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

Though there are stories that can help the parent I’ve struggled with writing this review, because this book has good qualities and I think it’s very helpful for someone who suspects that they or their child has AS. I looked more “typically” autistic as a child and continue to struggle with daily living tasks femalws an adult. Liane Holliday Willey is a doctor of education, a writer and a researcher who specializes in the fields of psycholinguistics and learning style differences.


That seems to be the common stereotype of people who have Asperger’s. Jun 21, Catie rated it liked it Shelves: I don’t know that I empowsring all the holistic stuff, but I think this book aspergigls be required reading for woman and girls who have been diagnosed with AS.

I put it down halfway through. At the end of each chapter are sections containing very practical suggestions for Aspergirls, and their parents for handling the multitude of issues that can accompany Asperger’s syndrome. Being a parent of a girl with autism biases my reading interest toward books on the empoweding, and to date I have read a lot. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

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What I particularly like about this tome is she quotes regularly from interviewed girls and women with AS and consequently adds many voices to hers in her coverage of a myriad of topics, from challenges in schools, to the impact of puberty on aspergirls. An Aspergirl herself, Simone interviewed more than thirty-five women on the autism spectrum, twenty to fifty years old, about their experiences with learning, working, dating, mothering, and more. Views Read Edit View history. Editorial Reviews Review Ruby Simone’s approach is hands-on, and her writing style is easy to read.

Some of the advice is very solid whereas other bits are misguided at best. I wonder what kind of constructive feedback Simone had on this book and this writing project.

Autism spectrum High-functioning autism Classic Autism Asperger syndrome Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified Childhood disintegrative disorder Rett syndrome. Not Enabled Word Wise: The appendices in the back are great for having all the salient traits in one place and distinguishing between male and female Aspie characteristics. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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I am extremely positive and try my best in all challenges. Simone is a jazz musician as well as an author. Though I will admit it seems like a lot of autistics have stomach issues, as well as things like depression or anxiety. To read that a lot of these girls and young women are misdiagnosed is no surprise to me. 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 and empowers Aspergirls to lead happy and fulfilled lives.

Willey is an energetic educator and advocate of Asperger issues.

It was often believed by people they knew that they knew how to properly act, even though they did not. For more information on what data is contained in the cookies, please see our Cookie Policy. I have been empodering of manipulation where it was not intended, too. I also think that the author could have used some more hard data to back up her statements at times. I have not been diagnosed with Aspergers but have been suspecting for the last few years that I might be on the spectrum.

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The book also points out the differences between Aspergirls and non-spectrum girls, particularly regarding social interaction.