- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1813 KB
- Print Length: 336 pages
- Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (21 August 2018)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07BDQYZZQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 46 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79,105 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Barb Cook is editor of the autism magazine, Spectrum Women, and is very active writing articles, speaking at events and advocating for autistic women.
Michelle Garnett PhD, is a clinical psychologist and founder and Director of Minds & Hearts: A Specialist Clinic for Asperger's Syndrome and Autism based in Brisbane, Australia
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In this book 16 women come together (not 15?) from around the world to pool their knowledge and share their personal and professional experiences of the cluster of behaviours that is currently labelled ‘high functioning autism or Aspergers’
I felt excited and empowered by this book.
If you download a sample from Amazon, don’t be put off by an unusual and bouncy introduction, read on. A brilliant oasis of inspiration, thank you so much, I needed this!
I was gripped reading this book like a child again escaping into my own world as a young autistic in a very unapologetic and confusing world around me at times! The book covers important topics in the book such as parenting, mental health, masking and vulnerabilities and the positives of having autism or aspergers and what the special intense focus of special interests or passions can bring to the workplace, school and university and creativities to be utilised successfully into the world around us.
Each chapter I could relate to as the younger and evolved and older me sharing similar experiences each step of the way with this generation of autistic women and girls. It was a real rollercoaster ride of emotions during reading it! A very inspiring book for ladies who have been on a similar journey through life. Congratulations to these valuable autistic women for sharing their experiences however painful and brutally honest and humble too.
This is a fresh, honest book written by women speaking from experience. On a personal note I am also a women with a child with autism. Who knows if maybe I also am a "spectrum woman".
This book gives maybe a person thinking of following through a personal diagnosis the benefits of doing this. It also has empowered me to continue being a confident parent and as the book says "trust my own instincts."
Well done to the writers and all involved in putting this book together and please write more!
I read a lot of books about autism and tend to prefer books written by people with personal experience. I would compare this book with the likes of Temple Grandins "The stories I tell my friends" or Henry Normals " a Normal Family".
best wishes and proud to put my name to having read this book