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" When girls with symptoms of autism or ADHD seek professional medical help, their problems are often played down or misinterpreted, and there is a real risk that they will not get the help or support they need. As such, more training is needed in this area, particularly in the public sector, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg."
I keep hoping things will get better for the girls of today
Girls and Women with an ASD, Contribute to Our New Book! A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum.
Happy holidays and happy New Year everyone!
I am the lead author of the book Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum, which many of you are familiar with, in part because of your contributions of your experiences to the book. Again, thank you! I am currently writing a companion book for pre-teen and teen girls themselves to read titled A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum. My co-author, Brigid Rankowski, is a college student with AS. This book is under contract with Jessica Kingsley Publishers, and at this time we are looking for short contributions from girls and women.
If you (as an adult on the spectrum), or your daughter would be interested in sharing an experience, or advice related to growing up as a female with an ASD, I would love to hear from you. We are looking for 50-200 word narratives about any topic related to growing up. Some examples include:
"Caroline? She’s my little girl. Why, what about her? Oh, you want to know about her. Well, she’s six, she’s in first grade at a great public school, and just made honor roll on her very first report card ever."
Much to my delight, she loves to play drums and keyboards and has found a talent for singing. We are even in a band together called The Freddy Fred show. When she’s on stage she’s kind of a ham and wants to introduce all the songs. Missa Fred gives her lots of space and lets her ramble a bit on the mic’. What a friend.
I’ve had to teach Caroline that songs during a show don’t come in the same order every time like on a CD, so now between songs she runs from her microphone (down stage right next to Missa Fred and Miss Tiffany) back to me and says in a simi-whisper,
“Dad, what’s next?” When I tell her, she runs back to the mic and announces the name.