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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Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome

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.

Wiht to my niece’s dual diagnosis of Asperger’s and ADHD, reading a book on Asperger’s is sometimes frustrating because a lot of it does not apply to her, and in fact can run counter to her symptoms and personality. All of us grew and adapted; a few better than others, but not a single one of us would I label with Asperger’s or autism.

Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered, along with depression, meltdowns and being misunderstood. Open Preview See a Problem?

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Or did she have someone coddle her and hold her hand through the entire project and say that every word she wrote was gold? Each chapter is packed with information on sensory overload, guilt, dating, higher learning and career, medication, meltdowns and stomach issues to name aasperger a few.


I can’t praise this book enough! Jun 21, Catie rated it liked it Shelves: It was touched on many times, but there was never a discussion dedicated to it, which I think is a shame because I know that is a common problem encountered by aspergirls.

Pretending to be Normal: Thank you, Rudy Simone, for continuing to teach me about syndromme I thought I knew a whole hell of a lot about.

I think it can empower Aspergirls, and all other girls femalfs fall on the spectrum. Other than this obvious bias and lack of proof, I thought the book was a nice introduction to the very different way that AS affects women vs men.

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Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome by Rudy Simone

My first impression of this book was that it is a load of anecdotal magical thinking. Dec 15, Chris rated it liked it Shelves: For more information on what data is contained in the cookies, please see our Cookie Policy. The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome.

I have always been socially awkward and shy; obsessive and a picky eater. But Rudy also does a thoughtful job of illustrating that not all girls with AS are the same. This website requires cookies to provide all of its features.

Want to Read saving…. Rudy Simone did a great job of spelling out how Asperger’s affects girls differently, and how it can change the way they look at life. This book is about Rudy Simone’s life experience as an “Aspergirl. For too many years we have missed Aspergirls due to our current understanding of Asperger’s syndrome being largely based on a male presentation. Be the first to review this product. A User Guide to an Asperger Life.


This book embodies a disturbing paradox, pointed out to me by someone close to this topic personally: Being a parent of a girl with autism biases femaes reading interest toward books on the topic, and to date I have read a lot. I am sorry that she has two failed marriages.

That wore extremely thin. Rudy Simone has Asperger’s Syndrome AS and has been a strong advocate for those with the condition for some years. Having said all of that, I would still recommend this book. Jan 25, Karen Harper rated it did not like it. The overgeneralization’s ran rampant, the pseudoscience was nothing more than a string of bitter anecdotes and her tone was anything other than empowering.

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As they recount their stories, anecdotes, and wisdom, she highlights how differences between males and females on the spectrum are mostly a matter of perception, rejecting wuth views of Aspergirls and empowering them to lead happy and fulfilled lives. Foreword Reviews and Clarion Reviews make no guarantee that the author will receive a positive review.

Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered.

The whole point, I thought, is to bridge the gap between those on the autism spectrum and those who aren’t? Email to a Friend.