Paperback: £15.99 / $19.95
2009, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-855-9, BIC 2: JM JMC VFJD
Growing up isn't easy, and the trials and tribulations of being a teenager can be particularly confusing for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). This book covers all the concerns commonly faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to worries over friendships and "fitting in".
Taking a good look at these adolescent issues, and many more, within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help their daughters - and the whole family - through the teenage years. This book addresses core issues such as cognition, communication, behavior, sensory sensitivities, and social difficulties; it gives candid and realistic advice on a wide range of important teenage topics.
Providing professional perspectives alongside personal experiences from mothers, daughters and educators, this is a unique and indispensible guide for families and their daughters with ASDs, as well as the teachers and professionals who work with them.
4 July 2011
This week JKP is excited to be attending the 42nd Autism Society National Conference and Exposition this week in Orlando, Florida. Visit the JKP stand (#301-303) to browse new and popular titles on Autism, Asperger Syndrome and related conditions, and to meet our fabulous authors! Booksigning Schedule: Shana Nichols and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum, authors of Girls Growing...
11 March 2011
"I became increasingly more interested in Asperger syndrome and females as my daughter got older. I really wanted her to grow-up in a very informed culture, a place where women on the spectrum were seen as lovely beacons of light with precious insight to share. It seems to me we are only beginning to uncover the potential of the Aspie female."
4 October 2010
Several months ago, JKP authors Shana Nichols, Rudy Simone and me – Liane Holliday Willey - decided it would be lovely to host a special evening for females on the autism spectrum to meet and greet, relax and refresh, and most importantly, celebrate the loveliness of life, despite the tangled wires too many of us have...
15 November 2008
"I have always loved stories about creative, strong, gutsy heroines such as Anne Shirley and Jo March from Little Women, and I try to bring that energy to my work with girls and young women with ASDs—embracing challenges, overcoming obstacles, and finding a "kindred spirit" along the way."
July 10-13, 2013
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
with presentations by JKP authors:
Jennifer Cook O'Toole, presenting on 'Relentless Positivity (and a Little Bit of Coffee)'
Karla Helbert, presenting on 'Finding Your Own Way To Grieve: Supporting Those On The Spectrum In Grief and Loss'
Michael McManmon, presenting on 'I'm Ready For College But I Can't Find My Homework'
June Groden, presenting on 'The Importance Of Teaching Resilience'
Carol Gray, presenting on 'Social Stories: Breaking New Ground to Address Life's Most Challenging Topics'
Shana Nichols and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum, presenting on 'Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy To Address Emotional Well-Being In Youth With ASDs'
Don't forget to stop by the JKP booth, #110, to meet with our authors, browse a selection of our new and forthcoming titles and speak with a company representative!
Making Sense of Sex: A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger's Syndrome
Illustrated by Jonathon Powell