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Because the majority of those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders are boys and men, the voices of girls on the spectrum have been practically inaudible--until now.
At long last, here is a book that provides women on the autism spectrum the opportunity to tell the world about their experiences, good and bad. Their candid reflections will warm your heart while giving you a backstage pass to another realm. Leading professionals in the field punctuate this masterpiece with fascinating articles that offer insightful advice. Finally, autism literature isn't just a "man's world."
Dr. Tony Attwood is the world authority on the subject of Asperger's syndrome, having written an eponymous book that sold over 300,000 copies, and a videotape, Asperger's syndrome: Diagnosis and Assessment, that won the iParenting Media Award for excellence. He is the author of The Compete Guide to Asperger's syndrome.
Dr. Temple Grandin is the best-selling author of Animals in Translation and, most recently, recipient of the ForeWord Book of the Year Silver Medalist (category: family & relationships) for Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships (with co-authors Sean Barron and Veronica Zysk).
Authors/speakers Catherine Faherty, Sheila Wagner, Mary Wrobel, and Teresa Bolick are also renowned in the Asperger's/autism field, all having authored successful books on related subjects.
Lisa Iland, who has a brother with autism and multiple friends on the spectrum, offers social advice. Jennifer McIlwee Myers and Ruth Snyder have Asperger's syndrome and share their intriguing stories in hopes to make others' lives better.
152 pages. 2007