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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The tone was totally different but as an alternative suggestion I adore Neurotribes for a deep, coherent, and sensitive exploration of autism.

I liked the quotes from various Aspergirls, but found the writing to be rather choppy at times, with lack of flow and abrupt transitions in topics. The first seven chapters seem to do an excellent job of saying that folks on the spectrum may or may not have certain tendencies.

This book did not clearly communicate its target audience, so I thought that it would appeal to both teen girls and adult women on the spectrum. This website requires cookies to provide all of its features. However, it is heavily slanted by the personal experiences and point of view of the author. Rudy generously provides, through deep feemales insight and her interviews with other Aspergirls, a broader definition and understanding, one that will help bridge the gap between Aspergirls and the non-spectrum population.

The author is self-diagnosed as having Asperger syndrome, but for the book she only interviewed women who had been formally diagnosed. Asperrger, what’s wrong with being “just quirky”? Rudy Simone guides you through every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage.

My daughter is a high functioning autistic girl, and has many challenges that differ from AS.

Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome by Rudy Simone

The image of coping well presented by females It was written to help girls and women who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s. I am a girl with aspergers. With humour, love, liking and respect Rudy opens our eyes to the World of the Aspergirl, providing powerful insights on love, learning, sex, career, marriage, having children, friendships, puberty, diagnosis, emotions, health, aging and more Jul 30, Anne Marie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aspergirls is a mix between Rudy’s own experience and that of other Aspergirls, as well as pure advice, both to other Aspies as well as to Neurotypicals.


Lists with This Book. Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered.

The author fails to acknowledge that not everyone is straight, which felt ridiculous given that this was published in and there was an entire chapter on romantic relationships.

Note here that Aspergirls is by no means a scientific monography, and should not be read as such–nonetheless its experience-based, practical approach can offer very useful asppergirls to mental healthcare practitioners wishing to assist women with Asperger syndrome.

Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

I also have a better idea of how to deal with meltdowns. Read reviews that mention asperger syndrome rudy simone girls and women must read gender roles highly recommend autism spectrum easy to read reading this book years ago year old women with asperger end of each chapter women and girls eye opening women on the spectrum reading this book syndroome to parents high functioning recently diagnosed.

Autism is not “cool,” it is, when properly diagnosed by a trained, sensitive, and yes, compassionate clinician, a serious issue usually requiring intensive lifelong care. What my niece does have in common with “typical” Aspies is lack of social aptitude, literal mindedness, difficulty making friends, anxiety, panic attacks and meltdowns, stimming, echolalia, selective mutism, physical clumsiness,and the need for structure, routine, and predictability.

A Specialist Clinic for Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism Rudy’s book helps girls with AS to realize that they are not alone and lets them know that fwmales are others who feel like thy empowerint.



Good basic information for those new to Asperger’s, esp. I thought this was a very well written book. It is always important to aspergger your own research and make your own informed decisions. Simone tackled a sensitive, not very known but very important topic in this book which is Asperger Syndrome.

As a mental health clinician I see girls and women with a wide range of abilities and temperaments and issues, and perhaps one so far meets the criteria for ASD because she experiences actual impairment – not just discomfort – in various life domains.

Try again or cancel this request. She discusses how women on the autism spectrum often don’t have an innate u Simone’s passion is clear here, but sometimes a bit muddled and misguided.

It also espouses reiki, chi, and other similar New Age beliefs, including a section that talks about Aspergirls as being gifts from God.

Rudy generously provides, through deep personal insight and her interviews with other Aspergirls, a broader definition and understanding, one that will help bridge the gap between Aspergirls and the non-spectrum population. I bought this book a few weeks ago and read it with a highlighter in hand. It also tuned me in to a great website I wasn’t previously aware of. She encourages us with statements such as, “Life is about making a contribution, not about being popular and fitting in. Return to Book Page.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Nov 16, Anna Lear rated it did not like it. 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. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Adam Backstreet Dreams Barfi! May 12, Rosie rated it it was amazing.