I’d like to share with you some Aspergers Syndrome books, articles, and a video that I was very excited to find this last week.
I’ve written about some of my favorite autism spectrum books. Here are a couple more I found this week.
First, I will be writing a lot more about these books on this blog, but I am so grateful to have received two fantastic autism spectrum books written by Rudy Simone. Her first book, Asperger’s on the Job: Must-have Advice for People with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism, and their Employers, Educators, and Advocates, addresses a very significant challenge in the American workforce. 1.5 million people in the United States are affected by autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. A large percentage of these individuals, although very talented, have challenges and difficulties that can result in misunderstanding and unemployment. Ms. Simone writes with the perspective of an individual with Aspergers Syndrome who has successfully navigated the challenges of employment. She interviewed a wide population of individuals with Aspergers Syndrome from around the world. She writes succinctly and practically, providing solutions to challenges like social blunders, perfectionism, and possibly bullying by coworkers or supervisors. In addition, she provides very helpful suggestions to employers, so that they may better accommodate these gifted individuals.
Ms. Simone’s second book, Aspergirls: Empowering Females With Asperger Syndrome, is written to both girls with Aspergers and to their parents. The detail packed chapters include topics such as imagination/self-taught reading/and savant skills/unusual interests; why smart girls sometimes hate school; sensory overload; stimming, and what we do when we’re happy, attraction/dating/sex/relationships, college, employment and career; and many other topics. After each topic, each chapter contains a section entitled “Advice to Aspergirls,” followed by a section called “Advice to Parents.”
My third find was a video clip many of you may have already seen on YouTube, but I really have enjoyed watching it a few times. This clip came from the TV show, Arthur, and provides a very helpful, user-friendly guide to help everyone better understand Aspergers Syndrome, it’s characteristics, and how it can impact an individual who is trying to life his/her Aspie life in a neurotypical world.
Here, again, are the two books written by Rudy Simone, which I highly recommend to you for your library of extremely practical and solution oriented autism spectrum books.