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 Aspergerís Syndrome. In it youíll read candid stories written by the indomitable women ......more
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 Aspergerís Syndrome. In it youíll read candid stories written by the indomitable women who have lived them. Youíll also hear from experts who discuss whether ďAspie girlsĒ 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:
Bios in order of the articles in the book:
A clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, Dr. Tony Attwood has over thirty years of experience with individuals with autism, Aspergerís Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). He has worked with several thousand individuals, from infants to octogenarians, from profoundly disabled persons to university professors. Dr. Attwood works in private practice in Brisbane, but is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland. He presents workshops and training courses for parents, professionals, and individuals with autism all over the world. In addition, he is a prolific author of scientific papers and books. His books and videos on Aspergerís Syndrome and high-functioning autism are recognized as the best offerings in the field. Over 300,000 of his book Aspergerís Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals have been sold, and it has been translated into twenty languages.
Catherine Faherty works with children and adults with autism through the well-renowned TEACCH program in North Carolina. She is also a parent consultant and child therapist; consults to school programs; trains teachers and other professionals locally, nationally, and internationally; and runs social groups for children and adults with autism. She has written manuals used in TEACCH trainings, developed training models, and has written a workbook for children with autism and their parents and teachers, titled Aspergerís: What Does It Mean To Me? Catherine Faherty resides in Asheville, North Carolina.
Sheila Wagner, M.Ed., received her undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, and her graduate degree in Special Education from Georgia State University. Past experience in autism began at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University where she was an associate teacher, then demonstration teacher in the autism demonstration program and, later, an educational consultant to teachers and schools across the State of Indiana under the tutelage of Nancy Dalrymple, the first of many mentors. Currently, Ms. Wagner is an autism consultant, school consultant, teacher trainer, guest lecturer, and published author of numerous articles and books. Her books include Inclusive Programming for Elementary Students with Autism (1999), Inclusive Programming for Middle School Students with Autism/Aspergerís Syndrome (2001), Inclusive Programming for High School Students with Autism and Aspergerís Syndrome, and Understanding Aspergerís: Fast Facts (2004). She also contributed a chapter to Aspergerís and Girls (2006). She received the Autism Society of Americaís Literary Award for the book on inclusion in elementary schools, and was named the ASAís (Greater Georgia Chapter) Professional of the Year in 2002. Ms. Wagner lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area with her husband and son.
Lisa Iland is a presenter and consultant in the autism community, and a student of speech and language pathology. She is a contributing author of the award-winning book Asperger's and Girls, and is a regular contributor to the Autism Asperger Digest magazine as columnist of the Sib Talk newsbite. Lisa specializes in teen social skills, Asperger's Syndrome, and sibling issues.
Mary Wrobel is a speech-language pathologist with more than twenty years of experience working with students who have autism and other disabilities. She wrote Taking Care of Myself to help teach students with disabilities the necessary information and
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