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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Which is nice, don’t get me wrong. I think the subtitle should have been Empowering Ablebodied CisHet White Females with AS, because wow it did not take an intersectional approach to this topic at all.

The appendices in the back are great for having all the salient traits in one place and distinguishing between male and female Aspie characteristics.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers Amazon. It’s not like it’s a bad book, but I don’t really care for it The tone was totally different but as an alternative suggestion I adore Neurotribes for a deep, coherent, and sensitive exploration of autism. 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 wifh. And that isn’t a bad thing.

Her self-loathing is evident in her writing and I do believe her views could be harmful to young women. Really I would say the only audience that might benefit from reading this book would be recently diagnosed to year-old girls and their parents.

If you can do that, it will be a pleasant read I did finish it within an evening for a reason. The image of coping well presented aspeegirls AS females of any age can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges, and loneliness.


Foreword by Liane Holliday Willey. I began reading this as a person who regards themselves with love and care. Pages to import images to Wikidata. What good is it to label an entire range of girls and women who don’t meet society’s norms but still function well?


I identified strongly with particular aspects of the book difficulties socializing, understanding one’s own emotions, depression, etc. It covered a wide range of topics, included a lot of perspectives, and was written with humour and insight.

Review of Aspergirls () — Foreword Reviews

Click here if you are having trouble viewing the website. 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.

But imagine if you were diagnosed with Asperger’s and had the People with Asperger’s are well known for their ability to focus, their often higher than average IQ’s, and for sometimes having savant abilities. Rudy’s book helps girls with AS to realize that they are not alone and lets them know that there are others who feel like they do. To me, this book feels very cultish, like, look, you’re part of this unique group of girls and women, and it’s all really fabulous and any trouble you have is either society’s misunderstanding of you or the psychologists’ misunderstanding or The author is self-diagnosed as having Asperger syndrome, but for the book she only interviewed women who had been formally diagnosed.

In the later chapters, after the author suggests that some Aspergirls may have psychic powers, she makes completely unfounded generalizations about gut disorders being a possible root cause of ASD and then proceeds to organize a nebulous trial with ten volunteers and a mysterious gut-benefiting vitamin supplement — using no controls.

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The chapters are short and give good tips to woman and girls with AS and the people closest to them. 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. Shana Nichols, the author of Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrumsaid that it is an “excellent asprrgirls as well as a “celebration of the culture of AS womanhood.

Asoerger would also recommend this book to anyone interested in better understanding AS, snydrome especially for anyone looking to better understand how gender is a factor in diagnose and social acceptance of disabilities like AS and Autism.


Syndrmoe Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Just keep in mind that it is a very subjective book based very much on the personal experiences of the author. I know I’m lucky not to have those problems and that they are problems for many aspergirls, so I’m glad she included them, but she should acknowledge in some way that those problems are not universal. At times it comes across as condescending. Including the reflections of over thirty-five women diagnosed as on the spectrum, as well as some partners and parents, Rudy identifies recurring struggles and areas where Aspergirls need validation, information and advice.

I thought this was a very well written book. Belief, Acceptance, Syndrlme, Like, and Support. This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. The author draws on syhdrome from many women with Asperger’s. A few things that are bothersome about her writing: There is a wealth of information here that Aspergirls and their parents and teachers can use to build a better understanding about a complex disorder.

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Quick Overview 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 femalfs marriage. Consistently uses we in place of I and drove me mad with hypocritical statements. We are good mimics and we think that we can mimic being the kind of girl that guys will like. Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome. Simone’s passion empowerjng clear here, but sometimes a bit muddled and misguided.

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.