Top Reads for Girls and Women on the Spectrum






More and more books specifically written for and about girls and women on the spectrum are being published. This is a list of all those I have come across, and have enjoyed reading. For a more general autism reading list see my past post here. Click on the images to find out more.

‘Aspergirls’ by Rudy Simone

“This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. Rudy Simone guides you through every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage”

Aspertypical Rating: 9/10

 


“I Am Aspien Girl” by Tania A. Marshall

” If you are looking for a book on the often perplexing and unique female Autism Spectrum traits, then this is the book for you.”

Aspertypical Rating: 6/10

 

“Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder” by Sarah Hendrickx

” In this book Sarah Hendrickx has collected both academic research and personal stories about girls and women on the autism spectrum to present a picture of their feelings, thoughts and experiences at each stage of their lives.”

Aspertypical Rating: 8/10

 

“Safety Skills for Asperger Women” by Liane Holliday Willey

“Liane Holliday Willey explores the daily pitfalls that females with AS may face, and suggests practical and helpful ways of overcoming them.”

Aspertypical Rating: 6/10

 

“Asperger’s and Girls” by Tony Attwood

“Winner of the Gold Award in the 2006 ForeWord Book of the Year competition, this groundbreaking book describes the unique challenges of women and girls with Asperger’s Syndrome.”

Aspertypical Rating: 5/10

 

“Women From Another Planet” by Jean Miller

“Women from Another Planet? moves beyond these autistic life storiesin important ways. It’s a collection of stories and conversations, all of themby women on the autism spectrum who speak candidly, insightfully, and oftenengagingly about both their gender in terms of their autism.”

Aspertypical Rating: 7/10

 

“M is for Autism” by The Students of Limpsfield Grange School

” Written by the students of Limpsfield Grange, a school for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder with communication and interaction difficulties, M is for Autism draws on real life experiences to create a heartfelt and humorous novel that captures the highs and lows of being different in a world of normal.”

Aspertypical Rating: 10/10

 

“Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism” By Dawn Prince-Hughes

“In this elegant and thought-provoking memoir, Dawn Prince-Hughes traces her personal growth from undiagnosed autism to the moment when, as a young woman, she entered the Seattle Zoo and immediately became fascinated with the gorillas.”

Aspertypical Rating: 7/10

 

“22 Things a Woman With Asperger’s Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know” by Rudy Simone

“Rudy Simone covers 22 common areas of confusion for someone dating a female with AS and includes advice from her own experience and from other partners in real relationships.”

Aspertypical Rating: 10/10

 

“I Am AspienWomen” By Tania Marshall

“This book takes a unique approach by combining stunning imagery along with the feelings, thoughts and words of Autistic women (and those that love and support them)”

Aspertypical Rating: 8/10

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  1. Thank you so much- this is very helpful. We are in the process of having our primary school aged daughter diagnosed for ASD as it is suspected that she has Aspergers. I am currently keenly looking for any useful information and literature on the topic so that i can understand Aspergers better and be able to support my daughter.
    I was also wondering if any of the above books would be useful for a 10 year old to read? Or are you aware of other books that would be specifically targeted for children with Aspergers? Thanks!

  2. Yes, that sounds perfect. I just realised that I saw a documentary about the Limpsfield Grangde school on ITV recently. Now that i have looked at the details of the book I think some of the writers are girls who were in the doc.thanks!

  3. I shared this on my facebook page. I don’t know if we know each other or not, but wanted to share my blog with you that I am making into a book. everydayaspergers.com

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