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Women and girls with autism spectrum disorder : understanding life experiences from early childhood to old age
Women and girls with autism spectrum disorder : understanding life experiences from early childhood to old age
Hendrickx, Sarah2015
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The difference that being female makes to the diagnosis, life and experiences of a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has largely gone unresearched and unreported until recently. In this book Sarah Hendrickx has collected both academic research and personal stories about girls and women on the autism spectrum to present a picture of their feelings, thoughts and experiences at each stage of their lives. Outlining how autism presents differently and can hide itself in females and what the likely impact will be for them throughout their lifespan, the book looks at how females with ASD experience diagnosis, childhood, education, adolescence, friendships, sexuality, employment, pregnancy and parenting, and aging. It will provide invaluable guidance for the professionals who support these girls and women and it will offer women with autism a guiding light in interpreting and understanding their own life experiences through the experiences of others.
Imprint:
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015.
Collation:
248 pages ; 23 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Women Get Autism Too -- ch. 2 Considering Autism Spectrum Disorder in Females -- ch. 3 Infancy and Childhood -- ch. 4 Childhood Relationships -- ch. 5 Adolescence -- ch. 6 Education -- ch. 7 Discovering Autism as an Adult -- ch. 8 You Don't Look Autistic -- ch. 9 Adult Relationships -- ch. 10 Sexuality and Gender Identity -- ch. 11 Personal Relationships -- ch. 12 Pregnancy and Parenting -- ch. 13 Health and Well-being -- ch. 14 Employment -- ch. 15 Ageing with Autism -- ch. 16 The Ideal Life -- ch. 17 Final Words.
ISBN:
9780857009821 (invalid)9781849055475
Dewey class:
616.85882
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryHealth and Wellbeing616.85882 HENOnloan - Due: 01 Dec 2020
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