Safety Skills for Asperger Women: How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life

Safety Skills for Asperger Women: How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life

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by Liane Holliday Willey
     
 

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Life with Asperger Syndrome can be a challenge at the best of times, and trials and tribulations that neurotypicals take in their stride can leave Aspies perplexed and unsure of how to solve problems and keep themselves safe, both physically and emotionally.

Liane Holliday Willey explores the daily pitfalls that females with AS may face, and suggests practical

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Life with Asperger Syndrome can be a challenge at the best of times, and trials and tribulations that neurotypicals take in their stride can leave Aspies perplexed and unsure of how to solve problems and keep themselves safe, both physically and emotionally.

Liane Holliday Willey explores the daily pitfalls that females with AS may face, and suggests practical and helpful ways of overcoming them. The focus throughout is on keeping safe, and this extends to travel, social awareness, and general life management. With deeply personal accounts from the author's own experiences, this book doesn't shy away from difficult issues such as coping with bullying, self-harm, depression, and eating disorders. The positive and encouraging advice gives those with AS the guidance to safeguard themselves from emotional and physical harm, and live happy and independent lives.

This book will be essential reading for all females with Asperger Syndrome, their friends and families, and all professionals whose work brings them into contact with females with AS.

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Willey (senior editor, Autism Spectrum Quarterly) uses research and personal experience as a sufferer of Asperger's syndrome to help "Aspie" women meet the challenges of travel, social awareness, and general life management. She talks about how Aspie women are wired, how they can be manipulated, and how they often feel disconnected. Willey shares the challenges of taking on life and resisting the urge to run away. She offers practical suggestions on picking friends wisely, staying safely in hotels, expanding diets, and more. This is essential reading for women with Asperger's syndrome, their families, and the professionals who work with them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849058360
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
08/15/2011
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
389,730
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Tony Attwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, with over 30 years of experience with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland.

Liane Holliday Willey is a doctor of education, a writer and a researcher who specializes in the fields of psycholinguistics and learning style differences. Dr. Willey is a married mother of three, the owner of an equine boarding facility, and the Senior Editor of Autism Spectrum Quarterly. She also has Asperger Syndrome. A frequent guest lecturer on 'Aspie' topics, Dr. Willey is an energetic educator and advocate of Asperger issues. She lives in Rockford, Michigan.

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Safety Skills for Asperger Women: How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lmnKS More than 1 year ago
This book has been well received by two clients of mine who have Asperger's and are women. The skills are actually good for anyone.