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Girls and autism : educational, family and personal perspectives / Edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happe and Jo Egerton.

By: Carpenter, Barry [editor].
Contributor(s): Happe, Francesca [editor.] | Egerton, Jo [editor.] | Buckingham, Katie | Grant, Carrie | Bobb, Venessa | Girls of Limpsfield Grange Schhol | Wild, Sarah | Horlock, Sharonne | Tutt, Rona | Friswell, Jane | Fidler, Ruth | Lai, Meng-Chuan | Rae, Tina | Sedgewick, Felicity | Pellicano, Liz | Loomes, Gillian | Ellis, Helen | Critchley, Sarah-Jane | Towson, Rachel | Povey, Carol | Lawson, Wenn.
Publisher: Abingdon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019Description: xix, 193 pages : 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780815377269.Subject(s): AUTISM | GIRLS | FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS | LIFE SKILLS | EDUCATION | FRIENDSHIPS | ADOLESCENCE | SEXUALITY | TRANSITIONSGenre/Form: Life skills guides.
Contents:
PART 1 Introduction -- Where are all the autistic girls?: an introduction / Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happe and Jo Egerton -- What does research tell us about girls on the autism spectrum? / Francesca Happe -- PART 2 Girls and autism : the lived experience -- The advantages of autism: a personal journey / Katie Buckingham -- Raising the voice of the lost girls / Carrie Grant -- Introducing What we want the world to know / The Girls of Limpsfield Grange School and Sarah Wild, Head Teacher -- Black girls and autism / Venessa Bobb -- Girls Group: respecting the female identity of girls with autism in a school setting / Sharonne Horlock -- PART 3 Girls, autism and education -- Leadership issues in the current educational climate / Rona Tutt -- Building a specialist curriculum for autistic girls / Sarah Wild -- Included or excluded?: school experiences of autistic girls / Jane Friswell -- Girls who can't help won't: understanding the distinctive profile of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and developing approaches to support girls with PDA / Ruth Fidler -- PART 4 Autism, adolescence and social networks -- What do we know about the neuroscience of autism in girls and women? / Meng-Chan Lai -- Mental health and girls on the autism spectrum / Tina Rae and Grace Hershey -- Friendships on the autism spectrum / Felicity Sedgewick and Liz Pellicano -- Help us make our own way: talking to autistic women and girls about adolescence and sexuality / Gillian Loomes -- PART 5 Autistic girls looking to the future -- Girls for the future: transitions and employment / Jo Egerton, Helen Ellis and Barry Carpenter -- Supported teachers supporting girls: a whole-school model of support for the education of young people with autism / Sarah-Jane Critchley -- Run the world, girls: success as an adult autistic female / Rachel Townson and Carol Povey -- Epilogue: a call for action / Wenn Lawson.
Summary: "Long thought of as a primarily "male" disorder, girls with autism have long gone unidentified, unnoticed, unheard and unsupported - sometimes with devastating social and mental health consequences. As current research reveals a much more balanced male:female ratio in autism, this book provides crucial insight into girls' experiences, helping professionals to recognise, understand, support and teach girls with autism effectively. Drawing on the latest research findings, chapters consider why girls have been historically overlooked by traditional diagnostic interpretations, explore identifying behaviours which are particular to girls, and acknowledge the protective and compensating factors which can make the diagnosis of autistic girls more difficult. Chapters emphasize both the challenges and advantages of the condition and take a multidisciplinary approach to encompass contributions from autistic girls and women, their family members, from teachers, professionals and psychologists; the result is a valuable source of first-hand insights, knowledge and strategies from lived experiences and professional perspectives which will enable those living or working with girls on the autism spectrum to provide more informed and effective support to girls and their families. Giving voice to the experiences, concerns, needs and hopes of girls with autism; this much-needed text will provide researchers and professionals working with girls on the autism spectrum with essential information to help them support and teach autistic girls effectively." - Provided by publisher.
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PART 1 Introduction -- Where are all the autistic girls?: an introduction / Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happe and Jo Egerton -- What does research tell us about girls on the autism spectrum? / Francesca Happe -- PART 2 Girls and autism : the lived experience -- The advantages of autism: a personal journey / Katie Buckingham -- Raising the voice of the lost girls / Carrie Grant -- Introducing What we want the world to know / The Girls of Limpsfield Grange School and Sarah Wild, Head Teacher -- Black girls and autism / Venessa Bobb -- Girls Group: respecting the female identity of girls with autism in a school setting / Sharonne Horlock -- PART 3 Girls, autism and education -- Leadership issues in the current educational climate / Rona Tutt -- Building a specialist curriculum for autistic girls / Sarah Wild -- Included or excluded?: school experiences of autistic girls / Jane Friswell -- Girls who can't help won't: understanding the distinctive profile of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and developing approaches to support girls with PDA / Ruth Fidler -- PART 4 Autism, adolescence and social networks -- What do we know about the neuroscience of autism in girls and women? / Meng-Chan Lai -- Mental health and girls on the autism spectrum / Tina Rae and Grace Hershey -- Friendships on the autism spectrum / Felicity Sedgewick and Liz Pellicano -- Help us make our own way: talking to autistic women and girls about adolescence and sexuality / Gillian Loomes -- PART 5 Autistic girls looking to the future -- Girls for the future: transitions and employment / Jo Egerton, Helen Ellis and Barry Carpenter -- Supported teachers supporting girls: a whole-school model of support for the education of young people with autism / Sarah-Jane Critchley -- Run the world, girls: success as an adult autistic female / Rachel Townson and Carol Povey -- Epilogue: a call for action / Wenn Lawson.

"Long thought of as a primarily "male" disorder, girls with autism have long gone unidentified, unnoticed, unheard and unsupported - sometimes with devastating social and mental health consequences. As current research reveals a much more balanced male:female ratio in autism, this book provides crucial insight into girls' experiences, helping professionals to recognise, understand, support and teach girls with autism effectively. Drawing on the latest research findings, chapters consider why girls have been historically overlooked by traditional diagnostic interpretations, explore identifying behaviours which are particular to girls, and acknowledge the protective and compensating factors which can make the diagnosis of autistic girls more difficult. Chapters emphasize both the challenges and advantages of the condition and take a multidisciplinary approach to encompass contributions from autistic girls and women, their family members, from teachers, professionals and psychologists; the result is a valuable source of first-hand insights, knowledge and strategies from lived experiences and professional perspectives which will enable those living or working with girls on the autism spectrum to provide more informed and effective support to girls and their families. Giving voice to the experiences, concerns, needs and hopes of girls with autism; this much-needed text will provide researchers and professionals working with girls on the autism spectrum with essential information to help them support and teach autistic girls effectively." - Provided by publisher.

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