I am an Aspie Girl. Afterword by Tony Attwood. For Parents and Professionals.
An illustrated story book for girls with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) aged approximately 5 years to 11 years, to help them understand their diagnosis and their differences and strengths
Danuta Bulhak-Paterson is a Clinical Psychologist and Director at Unique U Psychology Clinic, a specialist clinic for girls and women with autism spectrum conditions in Melbourne, Australia. She has over fifteen years' experience of working with people of all ages with autism spectrum conditions. She previously worked with Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett at Minds and Hearts Clinic in Brisbane, Australia.
This sensitive and warm book, complete with insightful text and
lovely drawings will surely encourage the peers of kids with
Asperger Syndrome (AS) to better understand, empathize with, and
accept their Aspie pals. The afterword by Dr Tony Attwood will
additionally help the adult readers of the book come to an even
deeper awareness that can then lead the way for more meaningful
discussion of ASD. -- Liane Holliday Willey, Author of Pretending
to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome
Sometimes the best books are the shortest books. This book does not have many pages but the text is succinct and clearly and accurately describes the characteristics and experiences of girls who have an Autism Spectrum Condition. Each illustration is worth a thousand words and will be perceived as engaging and enjoyable for young children, adolescents and adults. I recommend this short and insightful book to parents, teachers and colleagues as an easy-to-read explanation of ASC in girls, and to the girls themselves to explain their everyday thoughts, emotions and experiences to those who need to know. -- from the foreword by Tony Attwood, Minds and Hearts Clinic, Brisbane
This will be an excellent book for use with Aspie girls, and such books are thin on the ground. There are many more for boys, so this is most welcome. The pictures are lovely too - lots of brightness and colour, and the questions at the end of each short section will prove invaluable for discussion...the pages at the end of the book are very good value for parents using it with their daughter. Altogether, an excellent production. -- HealthyBooks