Book Releases

Living Through Suicide Loss with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ~ Lisa Morgan M.Ed.

November 20, 2016 Spectrum Women

An Insider Guide for Individuals, Family, Friends, and Professional Responders Losing someone to suicide brings daily tribulations and long-term challenges. These challenges are exacerbated when you have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This book looks at how suicide loss is experienced and processed by people who have ASD, and how they can be supported by those around them. Losing someone to suicide can open up a world of pain, confusion and grief, and for people with ASDs, the effect can be acute and extremely challenging. Reaching out to fellow Aspies, Lisa Morgan proffers her insight and advice to ensure that others […]

Personal Blogs

Cherry Blossom Tree – Personal Blog

September 26, 2016 Spectrum Women

Hello, my fellow Spectrum Women!  I am honoured to be included on the Personal Blogs page of this spectacular site.  Like Anonymously Autistic, I too am currently blogging anonymously as Cherry Blossom Tree (Cherry for short, if you like), as I was recently diagnosed on 11th August and am still learning about how to present myself as an Aspie Woman on the Internet.  I write about my life experiences as an American expat living in the UK, from raging rants to exuberant exultations, and I have a parallel running Facebook page where I share articles I’ve come across which I feel are helpful […]

Personal Blogs

Anonymously Autistic – Personal Blog

September 25, 2016 Spectrum Women

Call me Anna. Anna is NOT my real name, but I really am Autistic. In order to preserve the most true and accurate accounts of my life, and the lives of those around me I have decided to maintain this blog anonymously. Writing is therapy, and unfortunately I am not ready to come out of the “Autistic Closet” just yet. Hopefully something that I have to share might be helpful to you in your life. With love, Anonymously Autistic “Anna” Reproduced from Anonymously Autistic https://anonymouslyautistic.net/

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Glad Tidings From a Late-Age Diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome – Samantha Craft

September 22, 2016 Spectrum Women

It took me 4.5 years to process my diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome. For a short stretch of my life, I lived and breathed all things autism. Social media and blogging became my staples. Blogging transitioned into publishing my first book—and my first book, into further autism saturation. Much like a plunging, yellow-feathered duck, I dipped and dipped into the waters; only, my waters were autism spectrum disorders (ASD). I’m on the shoreline now, fairly dried, and extremely rinsed. Accordingly, I am reclaiming aspects of myself that I left behind, when the diagnostic-winds first came, at the age of 44, (shortly […]

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LIFE – Beck Kelly

September 18, 2016 Spectrum Women

There are key moments in my life that I love to get flashes of remembrance for. Little passages in time that I am reminded of by smells, textures, visual imagery and memories. These are what I call my good days. But with the good, there is also the bad. Those memories of incidents that I wish I could take a cheese grater to my brain to erase. These are what I call my hell days. For some time I have struggled with the concept of “Letting go.” I have done the tried and tested therapy and counseling. This usually ends […]

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AUTISM IN THE WORKPLACE – MAURA CAMPBELL

September 8, 2016 Spectrum Women

I was born with the social skills of a used teabag. Seriously, I thought maybe the other kids in school had been handed a manual on “peopling” one day when I was off sick or something.  But thankfully I’ve learned enough over the years to “pass” when I need or want to, mostly through trial and (lots of) error or by observing other people. I’m at a point now where I can function pretty well socially; it just takes a hell of a lot of effort to do it and I have to be selective in how and when I […]

Personal Blogs

EVERYDAY ASPIE – SAMANTHA CRAFT

September 5, 2016 Spectrum Women

Personal Blog by Samantha Craft – Everyday Aspie Whenever I see the word “About” I hear the Hokey Pokey in my mind… and turn yourself around…that’s what it’s all about! So now I am in a circle putting my right hand in and my right hand out. Dang visual memory and dang connection to song lyrics. Tis my life. Bouncing random words with their own personality, agenda and ‘irky-ness.’ Excerpt from Everyday Aspie https://everydayaspie.wordpress.com/

Book Releases

The A to Z of ASDs – Rudy Simone

August 24, 2016 Spectrum Women

Aunt Aspie’s Guide to Life Rudy Simone. Foreword by Stephen M. Shore Aunt Aspie’s A to Z of sassy, no-nonsense advice covers all the topics adults on the autism spectrum need to know about. Delivered with humour, this book discusses dating and diets and talks about trust and travel. The array of topics in this book leave no issue unexplained. The A to Z of ASDs is a one-stop shop for adults on the autism spectrum in the form of an alphabetical guide to an array of challenging topics. From anxiety to zen meditation, compassion to self-esteem, dating to socializing […]

Book Releases

BOOK REVIEW: The Chalk Rainbow

July 24, 2017 Spectrum Women

The Chalk Rainbow – Deborah Kelly & Gwynneth Jones Publisher: Exisle Publishing Price: $24.99 Ages: 4- 8 years Specifications: Hardback | 215 x 288 mm | Colour | 32 Pages | Bundled with Teachers Notes Download Zone Independent review by Linda Wemyss The Chalk Rainbow, by Deborah Kelly (author of the Ruby Wishfinger series), and illustrated by Gwynneth Jones, is a story about Zane and his sister. Written in first person from the point of view of Zane’s sister (her name is not revealed), we learn that there are many things about Zane that are different: he has his own language, […]

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Exploring Depression, and Beating the Blues – Tony Attwood Michelle Garnett

August 24, 2016 Spectrum Women

A CBT Self-Help Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger’s Syndrome [ASD-Level 1] Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett. Illustrated by Colin Thompson., illustrated by Colin Thompson   Understand depression and how to cope with this self-help guide designed specifically for individuals on the autism spectrum. It includes a 10-stage CBT self-help programme with self-assessment tools and activities. For people with ASDs, depression is common, and has particular features and causes. This outstanding book provides a comprehensive review of these aspects, and an effective self-help guide for anyone with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affected by depression. Written by […]

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