The spectrum girl's survival guide : how to grow up awesome and autistic / Siena Castellon ; foreward by Temple Grandin ; illustrated by Rebecca Burgess.
By: Castellon, Siena.
Contributor(s): Burgess, Rebecca [illustrator.] | Grandin, Temple [author of foreward.].Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020Copyright date: 2020Description: 255 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm.Rating: Adolescents.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781787751835.Subject(s): AUTISM | FEMALES | ADOLESCENTS | LIFE SKILLS | SELF CARE | MENTAL HEALTH | COMORBID CONDITIONS | DISCLOSURE | SOCIAL SKILLS | SENSORY ISSUES | DATING | GENDER IDENTITY | BULLYING | SOCIAL MEDIA | PERSONAL SAFETY
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Foreword by Temple Grandin -- 1. About me -- 2. The invisible autistic girl -- 3. Embracing who you are -- Viewing autistics strengths as a superpower -- Understanding your autistic brain -- When labels are problematic -- To tell or not to tell -- Tellinf family members -- Telling your school -- Telling your classmates -- Strength in numbers -- 4. The importance of being yourself -- Masking to fit in -- Social exhaustion -- Loss of identity -- When masking backfires -- Masking and mental health -- Being yourself -- 5. Mamaging your sensory sensitivities and sensory overloads -- 6. Taking care of your body -- 7. Understanding your emotions and looking after your mental health -- Social anxiety -- Anxiety -- Dealing with our emotions -- Depression -- Self harm -- Suicide -- Building resilience -- 8. Finding your fashion style -- 9. Socializing and making friends -- 10. Crushes and dating -- Recognizing romantic feelings -- Asking someone out on a date -- Handling rejection -- Turning someone down -- Healthy and respectful romantic relationships -- Sex education -- Your body belongs to you -- Consent and safety -- Sexual abuse -- Staying single is fine -- 11. Gender identity : androgyny, gender fluidity and transgender girls -- 12. How to survive school -- Bullying -- What is bullying? - Why me? -- Dealing with your school -- Strategies to use if you are being bullied -- Using assertive body language -- Friends or frenemies? -- When bullying wrecks your physical, emotional and mental health -- Sexual harrassment -- 14. Co-occurring conditions -- ADHD -- Anxiety -- Dyslexia -- Dyspraxia -- Hypermobility -- Gastrointestinal disorders -- 15. Navigating the perils off social media and the Internet -- 16. Celebrating neurodiversity -- Recommended reading -- Index
This essential go-to guide gives you all the advice and tools you'll need to help you flourish and achieve what you want in life. From the answers to everyday questions such as 'Am I using appropriate body language?' and 'Did I say the wrong thing?', through to discussing the importance of understanding your emotions, looking after your physical and mental health and coping with anxiety and sensory overloads, award-winning neurodiversity campaigner Siena Castellon uses her own experiences to provide you with the skills to overcome any challenge. With practical tips on friendships, dating, body image, consent and appearance, as well as how to survive school and bullying, The Spectrum Girl's Survival Guide gives you the power to embrace who you are, reminding you that even during the toughest of teen moments, you are never alone. -- Amazon.com