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Author McKibbin, Karen.
Title Life on the autism spectrum : a guide for girls and women / Karen McKibbin ; foreword by Tony Attwood.
Imprint London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.

Author McKibbin, Karen.
Subject Autistic people -- Life skills guides.
Girls -- Life skills guides.
Young women with disabilities -- Life skills guides.
Autistic Disorder.
Description 1 online resource
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This practical guide follows Alison, a girl with Asperger syndrome, through childhood and womanhood to explain the key issues that females with autism spectrum disorder face and how they can be supported. It offers practical tools and advice that girls, their parents and women on the spectrum can use to help them in daily life. Why is Autism Spectrum Disorder so misunderstood in girls and women and why do so many go under the radar without the support that they need? This practical guide explains the unique issues that affect females with autism and provides tools and strategies that girls, women and their families can use in day-to-day life.Following the story of Alison, a girl diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, through both childhood and adulthood, we get an inside view of the challenges that girls and women with autism face. Straightforward information and advice is provided on key topics including: social skills and communication how to overcome bullying sensory issues and food sensitivity the need for routine perceptions of gender and physiological changes.Essential reading for parents of daughters on the spectrum, as well as girls and women who carry the diagnosis themselves.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781784501938 (electronic bk.)
178450193X (electronic bk.)
9781849057479 (alk. paper)
1849057478 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 927363377
Additional Format Print version: McKibbin, Karen. Life on the autism spectrum. 9781849057479 1849057478 (DLC) 2015016763 (OCoLC)911004480.