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Girls with Autism Becoming Women

by Heather Stone Wodis Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
06/2018
ISBN:
9781785928185
Format:
Pbk 200 pages
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This insightful book investigates the experiences of seven women with autism as they transition from childhood to adulthood, and how they make sense of that journey.  


 


Taken from the autobiographies of women including Liane Holliday-Willey and Temple Grandin, these accounts shine a light on issues unique to women with autism. Heather Stone Wodis provides a detailed and thoughtful exploration of their common experiences, and each story offers a new perspective that illuminates the diagnosis from a different angle. This is a fascinating look at how generational differences, such as access to the internet, can provide more avenues toward self-expression, political mobilization, and advocacy. It also explores the idea that, no matter the era, the unyielding support of family and a diagnosis in childhood can help girls with autism transition toward adulthood.

Introduction. 1. Meet the Women. 2. Education. 3. Interests and Career Paths. 4. Sexual Development and Romantic Relationships. 5. Family, Friends and other Networks of Support. Conclusion.

Dr. Heather Stone Wodis has a Ph.D in Disability Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her doctoral thesis formed the basis of this book. She has extensive experience in autism and special education and has worked as an ABA therapist.