I Think I Might Be Autistic

I Think I Might Be Autistic
Author: Cynthia Kim
Publsiher: Narrow Gauge Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2013
Genre: Asperger's syndrome
ISBN: 0989597113

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What if instead of being weird, shy, geeky or introverted, your brain is wired differently? For adults with undiagnosed autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there is often an "aha!" moment--when you realize that ASD just might be the explanation for why you've always felt so different. "I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults" begins from that "aha!' moment, addressing the many questions that follow. What do the symptoms of ASD look like in adults? Is getting a diagnosis worth it? What does an assessment consist of and how can you prepare for it? Cynthia Kim shares the information, insights, tips, suggestions and resources she gathered as part of her own journey from "aha!" to finally being diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in her forties. This concise guide also addresses important aspects of living with ASD as a late-diagnosed adult, including coping with the emotional impact of discovering that you're autistic and deciding who to share your diagnosis with and how.

Nerdy Shy and Socially Inappropriate

Nerdy  Shy  and Socially Inappropriate
Author: Cynthia Kim
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2014-09-21
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9780857009494

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Cynthia Kim explores all the quirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in this accessible, witty and honest guide looking from an insider perspective at some of the most challenging and intractable aspects of being autistic. Her own life presents many rich examples. From being labelled nerdy and shy as an undiagnosed child to redefining herself when diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as an adult, she describes how her perspective shifted to understanding a previously confusing world and combines this with the results of extensive research to explore the 'why' of ASD traits. She explains how they impact on everything from self-care to holding down a job and offers typically practical and creative strategies to help manage them, including a section on the vestibular, sensory and social benefits of martial arts for people with autism. Well known in the autism community and beyond for her popular blog, Musings of an Aspie, Cynthia Kim's book is rich with personal anecdotes and useful advice. This intelligent insider guide will help adults with ASDs and their partners, family members, friends, and colleagues, but it also provides a fresh and witty window onto a different worldview.

Women with Autism

Women with Autism
Author: Claire Jack, PH D
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-04-16
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 183849619X

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Internationally acclaimed life coach, Dr. Claire Jack, draws on her extensive experience of working with women with autism, in addition to her personal experience as a woman with autism, to help you shape the life you deserve. This book takes you through the stages you might encounter in coming to terms with your autism - from fear to relief, shame to self-validation, confusion to excitement - so that you can lead a life which respects and celebrates your unique needs. Do you want to continue living a life which is just ok? Or do you deserve to live a life which allows you to embrace your true self? If "ok" isn't enough any more, this book will support you in creating the changes you desire. So many women with autism spend their lives masking, or camouflaging, their autistic symptoms that they lose their sense of self. This book helps you accept yourself, as you are, and move towards a point of authenticity. After a lifetime of feeling confused, emotionally overwhelmed, socially awkward and being considered "odd" by others, many women become so good at camouflaging that they forget who they are and what they need from life. They may suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and self-sabotaging coping mechanisms. Masking seems like a common sense approach to pass as "normal", but the cost is huge. This book explores what it is to live in a world where you stop trying to be that square peg fitting into a round hole, and explore how you can make the hole fit your needs instead. From mundane everyday decisions to life changing choices, you'll learn how to create a world in which you and others value you. This book takes you on a journey, from exploring how and why you might choose to seek out a diagnosis, to how to nurture your unique autistic brain with passions and interests, to how to create healthy social boundaries and develop emotional regulation strategies. You're provided with exercises which encourage you to think about what autism means to you and how you can practically apply what you've learned. Throughout, you're provided with insights into the experiences of the many inspirational women I have worked with who, like you, have faced considerable challenges in their lives and who have been determined to turning their lives around.

Am I On The Spectrum

Am I On The Spectrum
Author: Danielle Hampson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2020-02-03
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 1916277713

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Am I On The Autistic Spectrum? is a question millions of people have asked, knowing there was something about their personality and behaviour. With numbers rising in children, we are all searching for answers, generations have no diagnosis - This book proposes what the Autistic Spectrum could actually look like to the average person.

An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis

An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis
Author: Gillan Drew
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2017-03-21
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781784505301

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Being diagnosed with autism as an adult can be disorienting and isolating; however, if you can understand the condition and how it affects perceptions, relationships, and your relationship with the world in general, a happy and successful life is attainable. Through an introduction to the autism spectrum, and how the Level 1 diagnosis is characterised, the author draws on personal experiences to provide positive advice on dealing with life, health, and relationships following an adult diagnosis. The effect of autism on social skills is described with tips for dealing with family and personal relationships, parenting, living arrangements, and employment. Important topics include disclosure, available resources, and options for different therapeutic routes. On reading this book, you will learn a lot more about the autism spectrum at Level 1, be able to separate the facts from the myths, and gain an appreciation of the strengths of autism, and how autism can affect many aspects of everyday life. Drawing from the author's lived experience, this book is an essential guide for all newly diagnosed adults on the autism spectrum, their families and friends, and all professionals new to working with adults with ASDs.

I am an Aspie Girl

I am an Aspie Girl
Author: Danuta Bulhak-Paterson
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-04-21
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781784501105

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Lizzie is an Aspie Girl - she has Asperger's Syndrome, which means that her brain works differently to her friends, and even to boys with Asperger Syndrome. In this book, Lizzie explains what it's like to be an Aspie Girl, including how she has a special talent for blending in with her friends, how she gets really tired after being at school all day, how she worries about making mistakes, and how she finds it hard to understand how she is feeling. By simply, clearly and positively explaining the social differences associated with Asperger's Syndrome, or Autism Spectrum Disorder, in young girls, this book will help Aspie Girls aged 5 years and over to understand their diagnosis, recognise their unique strengths and celebrate their differences, and find ways of coping with difficulties. This positive and celebratory book also contains helpful discussion points for parents and professionals to explore further with the girls in their care.

MICHAELISM My POV on Life with Autism

MICHAELISM  My POV on Life with Autism
Author: Michael Tanzer
Publsiher: Michael Tanzer
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2021-02-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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MICHAELISM: My POV on Life with Autism was written based on my own personal experiences having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I was diagnosed when I was three years old when I was in Preschool and let me tell you something: it has not been an easy road! I have worked hard with my family and other professionals who have supported me throughout my whole life and continue to help me. This book is based on my own personal experiences and I am sharing my Point of View (POV) on life with Autism. Everyone on the spectrum is different. I hope that the readers will gain a better understanding of individuals with ASD.

Autism in Adults

Autism in Adults
Author: Luke Beardon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-04-15
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 152937541X

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If you've recently been diagnosed with ASD, or think you might be, or you are close to someone with ASD, one of the things you will like most about this book is the way in which it challenges the idea of autism as a 'disorder' or 'impairment'. Instead, Dr Luke Beardon will help you to reframe what you feel, and challenge what you know, about being on the spectrum. He explains how autism impacts on the individual, and what purpose a diagnosis might - or might not - serve. There is a lot of myth-busting, and dismantling of the stereotypes and clich├ęs around ASD and areas like communication, social interaction and relationships. Practical tips for undiagnosed adults will help you navigate things like school, work, study, parenthood and even to understand what happens when autistic people break the law. Above all, this book is a celebration of what it means to be autistic - of the passion, honesty, humor, lack of ego, loyalty and trustworthiness that make you, or your loved one, such an amazing person.