Girls growing up on the autism spectrum : what parents and professionals should know about the pre-teen and teenage years
By: Nichols, Shana.
Contributor(s): Moravcik, Gina Marie | Tetenbaum, Samara Pulver.Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishing 2009Description: 351 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781843108559.Subject(s): CHILDREN | ADOLESCENTS | GIRLS | AUTISM | ASPERGER SYNDROME | MENTAL HEALTH | PUBERTY
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"Covers all the concerns commonly faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to worries over friendships and "fitting in". Taking a good look at these adolescent issues, and many more, within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help their daughters, and the whole family, through the teenage years." - BOOK JACKET
What do we currently know about girls and women with autism spectrum disorders?|Approaching adolescence : anticipation, anxiety, adaptation and... acceptance?|Puberty or "Do my parents know you're here?"|The red spot : periods, pads and pelvic exams|Feeling good inside and out : self-perception and self-confidence|The social landscape of adolescence : friendships and social status|Healthy sexuality for girls with ASDs|Keeping girls safe : promoting personal safety in the real world|Our journey : a mother and her daughter with Asperger's syndrome|Embracing change