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:
Hey all, I wasn't sure which forum to post this in, so I hope this is the right one.
I'm a budding speech-language pathologist (I'll graduate in May with my master's in SLP). I also have Asperger's syndrome. I've discovered that I really love working with children and adults who also have ASDs!
So far, between private clinics and public schools, I've worked with several teachers, instructional aides, other SLPs, and students and learned a lot about what they expect from me as a speech therapist. I'm expected to do speech/language therapy, yes, but I'm also expected to change my style and register of communication depending on who I'm speaking with. Learning to communicate in five different ways with five different people has been more of a challenge than learning to be a good therapist!
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