Asperger's and Girls

World-Renowned Experts Join Those with Asperger's Syndrome to Resolve Issues That Girls and Women Face Every Day!
Narrated by: Francie Wyck
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Gold Award in the 2006 ForeWord Book of the Year competition, this groundbreaking book describes the unique challenges of women and girls with Asperger's Syndrome. In it you'll hear 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.

Helpful chapters include:

  • The Pattern of Abilities and Development of Girls with Asperger's Syndrome
  • Asperger's Syndrome in Women: A Different Set of Challenges?
  • Educating the Female Student with Asperger's
  • Girl to Girl: Advice on Friendship, Bullying, and Fitting In
  • Preparing for Puberty and Beyond
  • The Launch: Negotiating the Transition from High School to the Great Beyond
  • Aspie Do's and Don'ts: Dating, Relationships, and Marriage
  • Maternal Instincts in Asperger' Syndrome
  • For Me, a Good Career Gave Life Meaning

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No so much women but rather girls

Not too much information for women, it mostly focuses on helping girls up to adulthood. That informations is very good. But there's not much practical information for women

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Agree this book is damaging for Aspie teens

I agree that this book is potentially damaging to teen Aspie girls. It insists that Aspie girls stuff themselves into a stereotypical box, to sacrifice their true selves for nothing more than subordinate friendships to girls I wouldn't allow my dog to play with, much less a teen girl. We tell kids to "be themselves" but then in this book totally contradict that by telling them to be somebody else, somebody who fits in with a sick high-school culture that values only conformity, shallowness, money, "fashion" and rigidly stereotyped gender roles.

I'm a newly diagnosed adult Aspie, I was hoping this book would provide useful information, instead I'm sickened. I won't be recommending it.

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Answered many Questions

This book has been very helpful in presenting different aspects and symptoms of ASD in women. Many anecdotes were relatable to my history. I now know that I am not alone. I have a tribe!

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Not very useful

It is an easy book to listen to but was not very useful. I was looking for something more technical about Asperger in girls to get more knowledge on the specific matter, as all I have been reading is focused on men. However, this audiobook is only a compilation of short stories about women with Asperger but does not explain in depth how to deal with the disorder.

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Very insightful! Cleared up a lot of confusion!

There was so much valuable information information I'm this book! I appreciate the author sharing as clearly as she did.

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  • Mr Mark P Johnson
  • 03-20-19

Hard to listen to due to narration

Unfortunately it is poorly narrated, I tried to listen to it but gave up as I kept losing track of what was being said as narrator wasn't very expressive

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-19-18

Dreadful

‘read by what sounds like a robot - lumpen reductionism on ‘girls with ..’. There is nothing nuanced in here.

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  • Charlie Woodhouse
  • 08-18-19

Shocked! and not in a good way.

Some of the advice given in this book for girls is very worrying. You may want to take the advice given in parts of this book and change your appearance and behaviour to 'fit in' to what you think is normal. However, I think that is more damaging in the long term and as someone who has been through it with no help and the benefit of hindsight, it would be better to accept yourself and love who you are, learn about what your differences are so you can use them to your advantage and ensure you get onto a career path (including motherhood) where you can find fulfilment.
You can tell Temple Grandin's part a mile off. Thats the part thats makes absolute sense!

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  • Feijo Isabelle
  • 09-23-18

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The tone of the voice of the reader sounded unnatural. It made me nearly stop listening.

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  • Yael Clark
  • 06-26-20

Book is good. Navigating it is not.

Why doesn't Audible match the chapter numbers of the book to the chapter numbers on the screen?! And better yet, why aren't the chapter names included? Why is there no table of contents? (Read the hard copy of this book. It's great.)

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  • Lauren
  • 12-10-19

fascinating!

i really loved this book. its great to have people who are asds perspectives. i wasnt a huge fan of the narrator but i still managed it in one day.

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  • Stacey
  • 10-18-18

great book, very insightful.

great book, very insightful. would recommend having a hard copy to make notes in if using it to study.