Sisterhood of the spectrum : an Asperger chick's guide to life / Jennifer Cook O'Toole ; illustrated by Anne-Louise Richards.

By: O'Toole, Jennifer Cook.
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781849057905.Subject(s): ASPERGER SYNDROME | ADOLESCENCE | GIRLS | LIFE SKILLS | CONDUCT OF LIFEGenre/Form: Life skills guides.
Contents:
Spelunking: Discovering the Typical Diamond You Already Are -- Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Why You Don't Need a GPS to "Find Yourself" -- No Spoilers, Sweetie: A Story about Stories...And a Relay Race -- Let Me Introduce You...to Yourself -- Playing Dominoes In Reverse: Know Where You Want to Go If You Want to Get There -- Decisions, Decisions: What You Choose IS What Continues -- "No" Is a Complete Sentence: People Pleasing vs. Pleasing Yourself -- Anxiety: The Nemesis of All Awesomeness -- You Cannot Actually Die of Embarrassment -- Blanching at Perfectionism: Real Girls Aren't Perfect. And Perfect Girls Aren't Real -- Sexuality: The Venn Diagram They Didn't Teach in School -- No 'Right' Way to 'Be a Girl' -- The Question Box: Why THAT Would Be a Good Idea (Or Not) -- Body Blow: How You "Measure" Up -- Function over Form: Your Shape, Senses...and Bras -- Why Romeo and Juliet is Not a Love Story -- Danger Signs -- The Particulars: Falling in Like with Your Eyes Wide Open -- Ain't I a Woman: Girl Power. For All -- Bullies, Mean Girls, and Stuff that Actually Works.
Summary: Spectrum gals, ever wished you had a handbook to help navigate the confusing world of teenage girlhood? Look no further! Aspie-in-the-know, Jennifer Cook O'Toole provides just that with her inspirational guide to life for teenage girls with Asperger syndrome. Drawing on her own, real-life experiences rather than preaching from textbooks, she covers everything you need (and want!) to know, from body shapes and love interests to bullying, friendships and how to discover and celebrate your unique, beautiful self. With illustrations by an Aspie teen and inspirational quotes from well-known, female Aspie voices, including Temple Grandin, Rudy Simone, Robyn Steward, and Haley Moss, Sisterhood of the Spectrum is your perfect companion on the "yellow brick road" to womanhood. It will leave you empowered, informed and excited to be different.
List(s) this item appears in: Asperger syndrome/ high functioning autism. July 2018 F | Teen programme- Explore May 2021
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-240)

Spelunking: Discovering the Typical Diamond You Already Are -- Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Why You Don't Need a GPS to "Find Yourself" -- No Spoilers, Sweetie: A Story about Stories...And a Relay Race -- Let Me Introduce You...to Yourself -- Playing Dominoes In Reverse: Know Where You Want to Go If You Want to Get There -- Decisions, Decisions: What You Choose IS What Continues -- "No" Is a Complete Sentence: People Pleasing vs. Pleasing Yourself -- Anxiety: The Nemesis of All Awesomeness -- You Cannot Actually Die of Embarrassment -- Blanching at Perfectionism: Real Girls Aren't Perfect. And Perfect Girls Aren't Real -- Sexuality: The Venn Diagram They Didn't Teach in School -- No 'Right' Way to 'Be a Girl' -- The Question Box: Why THAT Would Be a Good Idea (Or Not) -- Body Blow: How You "Measure" Up -- Function over Form: Your Shape, Senses...and Bras -- Why Romeo and Juliet is Not a Love Story -- Danger Signs -- The Particulars: Falling in Like with Your Eyes Wide Open -- Ain't I a Woman: Girl Power. For All -- Bullies, Mean Girls, and Stuff that Actually Works.

Spectrum gals, ever wished you had a handbook to help navigate the confusing world of teenage girlhood? Look no further! Aspie-in-the-know, Jennifer Cook O'Toole provides just that with her inspirational guide to life for teenage girls with Asperger syndrome. Drawing on her own, real-life experiences rather than preaching from textbooks, she covers everything you need (and want!) to know, from body shapes and love interests to bullying, friendships and how to discover and celebrate your unique, beautiful self. With illustrations by an Aspie teen and inspirational quotes from well-known, female Aspie voices, including Temple Grandin, Rudy Simone, Robyn Steward, and Haley Moss, Sisterhood of the Spectrum is your perfect companion on the "yellow brick road" to womanhood. It will leave you empowered, informed and excited to be different.

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