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BOOK REVIEW: Am I Autistic? by Lydia Andal

January 19, 2017 Spectrum Women

AM I AUTISTIC? A guide to Autism & Asperger’s Self-Diagnosis for Adults By Lydia Andal Published by New Idealist Limited, London Review by Terri Mayne International Aspergirl Society UK Ambassador    “Am I Autistic?” is a refreshing and positive book about autism in adults, focusing on autistic adults without learning difficulties. What makes this book stand out is that the author demonstrates the things that autistics can do, and do well, and not just what they can’t do. Lydia Andal uses the phrase “Professional Autistic” to perfectly describe the autistic who has a career, lives independently yet may find it difficult […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The A to Z of ASDs, Aunt Aspie’s Guide to Life by Rudy Simone

December 30, 2016 Spectrum Women

Review by Jen Elcheson International Aspergirl Society Ambassador Western Canada Have you ever wondered if there was an easy to navigate dictionary that also worked as a guidebook for all things pertaining to being on the autism spectrum? Aunt Aspie aka Rudy Simone, Aspergirl Agony Aunt extraordinaire and bestselling author of many books on Asperger’s, has you covered.  Aunt Aspie’s Guide to Life is a comprehensive, straightforward, and witty tome that can be read in any order one wishes. With a variety of relevant A to Z topics arranged alphabetically from ‘abnormal’ to ‘zen meditation’, it aims to educate and enlighten, and […]

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The Wonderful World of Work. A Workbook for Asperteens.

July 6, 2016 Jeanette Purkis

The Wonderful World of Work. A Workbook for Asperteens by Jeanette Purkis JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS Footprint Books www.footprint.com.au RRP AU$38.95 print Contents: Introduction. 1. Why Should You Go to Work? 2. What Kind of Work Do You Want to Do? 3. Your Own Unique Skills and Attributes – The Best Thing that You Have! 4. School, University, Skills and Work. 5. Getting the Most Out of Employment Services. 6. Working – What’s Involved? And How Do You Get a Job? 7. Get that Job! (Includes CVs, Interviews and Referees). 8. Volunteering – The Giving Keeps on Giving – to You! […]

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COLOUR CODING FOR LEARNERS WITH AUTISM

June 19, 2016 Spectrum Women

COLOUR CODING FOR LEARNERS WITH AUTISM A Resource Book for Creating Meaning through Colour at Home and School By Adele Devine Jessica Kingsley Publishers RRP  AU$53.95 print – Footprint Books Review by Barb Cook – Editor-in-Chief – Spectrum Women Magazine Colour Coding for Learners with Autism is a fun and motivational learning tool for children on the autism spectrum. Often visual learners, children on the spectrum will find this book engaging whilst giving them a secure learning environment. The author’s extensive background as a special needs teacher working with children with autism, has allowed her to develop this effective colour […]