. What if instead of being weird, shy, your brain is wired differently? For adults with undiagnosed autism spectrum disorder ASD, geeky or introverted, there is often an "aha!" moment--when you realize that ASD just might be the explanation for why you've always felt so different. I think i might be autistic: a guide to autism spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults" begins from that "aha!' moment, addressing the many questions that follow.
I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults #ad - This concise guide also addresses important aspects of living with ASD as a late-diagnosed adult, including coping with the emotional impact of discovering that you're autistic and deciding who to share your diagnosis with and how.
Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger LifeJessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - This intelligent insider guide will help adults with ASDs and their partners, and colleagues, friends, family members, but it also provides a fresh and witty window onto a different worldview. Cynthia kim explores all the quirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome ASD in this accessible, witty and honest guide looking from an insider perspective at some of the most challenging and intractable aspects of being autistic.
She explains how they impact on everything from self-care to holding down a job and offers typically practical and creative strategies to help manage them, including a section on the vestibular, sensory and social benefits of martial arts for people with autism. Well known in the autism community and beyond for her popular blog, Musings of an Aspie, Cynthia Kim's book is rich with personal anecdotes and useful advice.
Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life #ad - From being labelled nerdy and shy as an undiagnosed child to redefining herself when diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as an adult, she describes how her perspective shifted to understanding a previously confusing world and combines this with the results of extensive research to explore the 'why' of ASD traits.
Her own life presents many rich examples.
Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults: Improving Diagnosis and Quality of LifeIndieGo Publishing LLC #ad - Right? Not right. Children with autism grow into adults with autism. What of the young adult trying to build relationships? what of the middle aged autistic adult who has been misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder and lacks an effective treatment plan? What of the aging adult who is showing increasingly rigid autistic behaviors and is misdiagnosed as having frontotemporal dementia? Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults is a one-of-a-kind resource designed to improve the correct diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in adults.
Award finalist in the "health: aging/50+" category of the 2017 Best Book Awards"-- Autism is a childhood condition. The great strides we have made in understanding childhood autistic behaviors and interventions have lagged dramatically behind the needs of aging autistics. Filled with clinical stories that bring to life the concepts discussed, communication, medical care, sensory processing symptoms, the book provides strategy-based interventions to address issues of personal and household management, and emotional and behavioral regulation.
The Complete Guide to Asperger's SyndromeJessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - The complete guide to asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome AS. Chapters examine: * causes and indications of the syndrome * the diagnosis and its effect on the individual * theory of mind * the perception of emotions in self and others * social interaction, including friendships * long-term relationships * teasing, bullying and mental health issues * the effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, movement and co-ordination skills * career development.
There is also an invaluable frequently asked questions chapter and a section listing useful resources for anyone wishing to find further information on a particular aspect of AS, as well as literature and educational tools. Essential reading for families and individuals affected by AS as well as teachers, professionals and employers coming in contact with people with AS, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition.
The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome #ad - I usually say to the child, you have asperger's syndrome", "Congratulations, bad or defective, and explain that this means he or she is not mad, but has a different way of thinking. From the complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome. Now including a new introduction explaining the impact of DSM-5 on the diagnosis and approach to AS, it brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults.
Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible.
Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder: How Seeking a Diagnosis in Adulthood Can Change Your LifeJessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - As awareness and understanding of Asperger Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder increases, more adults are identifying themselves as being on the spectrum and seeking formal diagnosis. Combining practical guidance with advice from personal experience and interviews and correspondence with specialists in the field, friends and employers, how to seek appropriate support services, the book discusses if and when to disclose to family, and how to use the self-knowledge gained through diagnosis to live well in the future.
Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder: How Seeking a Diagnosis in Adulthood Can Change Your Life #ad - . This book discusses the process, the pros and cons, and the after-effects of receiving an autism diagnosis in adulthood. Outlining the likely stages of the journey to diagnosis, this book looks at what the individual may go through as they become aware of their Asperger characteristics and as they seek pre-assessment and diagnosis, as well as common reactions upon receiving a diagnosis - from depression and anger to relief and self-acceptance.
Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of AutismJessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - Michelle garnett's comments validate and expand the experiences described from a clinician's perspective, and provide extensive recommendations. Autistic advocates including liane holliday willey, Jeanette Purkis, Artemisia and Samantha Craft offer their personal guidance on significant issues that particularly affect women, Anita Lesko, as well as those that are more general to autism.
Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism #ad - Contributors cover issues including growing up, diversity, identity, parenting, independence and self-care amongst many others. With great contributions from exceptional women, this is a truly well-rounded collection of knowledge and sage advice for any woman with autism. Barb cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic perspective, and present empowering, helpful and supportive insights from their personal experience for fellow autistic women.
Knowing Why: Adult-Diagnosed Autistic People on Life and AutismThe Autistic Press #ad - What happens when you make it to adulthood before finding out you're autistic?As A. J. Our essays reflect the value of knowing why--why we are different from so many other people, why it can be so hard to do things others can take for granted, and why there is often such a mismatch between others' treatment of us and our own needs, skills, and experiences.
Essay topics include recovering from burnout, exploring our passions and interests, and coping with sensory overload, especially in social situations. If you know you're autistic, share similarities with autistic people, are beginning to wonder, or want to support an adult autistic friend or family member--or if you simply want to know why it's so important that autistic adults know we're autistic--this book is for you.
Knowing Why: Adult-Diagnosed Autistic People on Life and Autism #ad - Odasso writes in this anthology: "You spend a lot of time wondering what's wrong without ever knowing why. This anthology includes essays from a diverse group of adult-diagnosed autistic people.
Living Well on the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning AutismThe Guilford Press #ad - Of special note, the introduction was updated in 2017 with the latest information on how autism spectrum disorder is defined in DSM-5. Gaus helps you identify goals that will make your life better and take concrete steps to achieve them. Finally, knowledgeable, a compassionate, positive guide to living well on the spectrum.
But by understanding the specific ways your brain works differently--and how to tap into your personal strengths--you can greatly enhance your well-being. Navigating the "neurotypical" world with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism AS/HFA can be extremely stressful. In this wise and practical book, experienced therapist Valerie L.
Living Well on the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism #ad - Mental health professionals, see also the author's Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition. Grounded in psychological science, the techniques in this book help you: *Learn the unspoken rules of social situations. Improve your communication skills. Get organized at home and at work.
Manage anxiety and depression. Strengthen your relationships with family and friends. Live more successfully on your own or with others.
Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger SyndromeJessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - Employment, career, along with depression, rituals and routines are also covered, meltdowns and being misunderstood. Gold medal winner in the sexuality / relationships category of the 2011 ippy awards** honorary Mention in the 2010 BOTYA Awards Women's Issues Category *Girls with Asperger's Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, and even once symptoms have been recognised, help is often not readily available.
It will also be of interest to partners and loved ones of Aspergirls, and anybody interested either professionally or academically in Asperger's Syndrome. Rudy simone guides you through every aspect of both personal and professional life, guilt, to friendships, and savant skills, from early recollections of blame, romance and marriage.
As they recount their stories, anecdotes, she highlights how differences between males and females on the spectrum are mostly a matter of perception, and wisdom, rejecting negative views of Aspergirls and empowering them to lead happy and fulfilled lives. This book will be essential reading for females of any age diagnosed with AS, and those who think they might be on the spectrum.
Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome #ad - . The image of coping well presented by AS females of any age can often mask difficulties, challenges, deficits, and loneliness. This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. Including the reflections of over thirty-five women diagnosed as on the spectrum, Rudy identifies recurring struggles and areas where Aspergirls need validation, as well as some partners and parents, information and advice.
Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder Expanded EditionJessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder Expanded Edition #ad - Bringing her story up to date, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, including her diagnosis as an adult, this expanded edition will continue to entertain and inform all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life `pretending to be normal'. Compelling and witty, liane holliday willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999.
Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old AgeJessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - It will provide invaluable guidance for the professionals who support these girls and women and it will offer women with autism a guiding light in interpreting and understanding their own life experiences through the experiences of others. In this book sarah hendrickx has collected both academic research and personal stories about girls and women on the autism spectrum to present a picture of their feelings, thoughts and experiences at each stage of their lives.
Outlining how autism presents differently and can hide itself in females and what the likely impact will be for them throughout their lifespan, the book looks at how females with ASD experience diagnosis, friendships, employment, childhood, adolescence, pregnancy and parenting, sexuality, education, and aging.
Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age #ad - . The difference that being female makes to the diagnosis, life and experiences of a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD has largely gone unresearched and unreported until recently.