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Akito
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10 Jul 2012, 8:07 am

I have just finished reading, "Aspergirls" by Rudy Simone. While I find it to be a book that I can relate to, I didn't find it particularly helpful in terms of 'Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome', which is what is stated on the book cover. I have also read, "Asperger's and Girls" by Tony Attwood, which also hasn't been helpful, in terms of self-help.

My question is: Have you read any self-help books, specifically for AS, that has been helpful to you? If so, what are they?

Thank you. :)



CuriousKitten
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10 Jul 2012, 11:32 am

Nick Dubin. Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress Management . Kindle Edition.

Just finished the first read, and have found it very helpful. For me, anxiety is at the core of my AS related issues -- this book has already been more helpful with anxiety than any other anxiety book I've read.


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Aspie score: 142/200 NT score: 64/200
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BAP: 109 aloof, 94 rigid and 85 pragmatic


CuriousKitten
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10 Jul 2012, 2:58 pm

Ford, Ian (2010-12-01). A Field Guide to Earthlings: An autistic/Asperger view of neurotypical behavior. Ian Ford Software Corporation. Kindle Edition.

Also an interesting read. provided some fascinating insights into NT behavior!


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If it don't come easy . . . .
. . . .hack it until it works right :-)

Aspie score: 142/200 NT score: 64/200
AQ Score: 42
BAP: 109 aloof, 94 rigid and 85 pragmatic


legomyego
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11 Jul 2012, 1:35 am

Just ordered:

1) Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome: A Student Guild (J. Harpur, M. Lawlor, & M. Fitzgerald)

(2) Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships (Ashley Standford)

which were recomended a couple years ago by my neuropsych

decent ratings on amazon...but i cannot give my actual opion on them as i have not read them yet.



legomyego
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16 Jul 2012, 10:43 pm

Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships (Ashley Standford)

I thought this book was going to be about what it says in the title...the book stinks...

it's from a wives perspective explaining her own take on her husband, the diagnostic criteria and what it might look like to be married to someone who has aspergers...

it goes one by one each chapter is one of the diagnostic criteria...this has little to do with aspergers and long term relationships...

total waste of money...least for me...maybe someone might find some value in this but it definitely isn't me, very misleading...guess i should have researched this book more before buying.