Girl with the curly hair: Asperger's and me, The

ROWE, Alis
My family have known me my entire life. They have been by my side at the doctor's. They have brought me out of shutdowns. They have supported me through depression. Yet, despite being a part of all of these things, they still don't really know what it's like being me, having Asperger's Syndrome. So I wrote this book. The hardest thing about having Asperger's Syndrome is that it can seem like an invisible condition. Females in particular, can be expert at masking their symptoms. Tomorrow I will get up and leave the house, go into work and get on with things, my challenges totally oblivious to the people around me. The next day will be the same. And the day after. I hope this book will build the bridge between people with Asperger's Syndrome and the rest of the world. Most people with Asperger's Syndrome are able and willing to work and live a "normal" life, with the right support and adjustment. The main problem is that most people are just unaware of how they can help. So, let us begin our journey into the wearing but wonderful world that is Asperger's Syndrome.


Reviewed: 2018-09-27


Amazing book! So many of the autism books are from the male perspective. This has confirmed my suspicions that I am autistic. So much detail about how this author felt/feels. Fantastic read. Makes you feel less alone. Also a very good guidebook for family members to understand autistic females.


Great insight into the thoughts and feelings of an autistic young woman. Really helped me understand my 15yr old daughter with links to training events and webinars as well as a blog. Well worth a look!


This is a very personal account of life as a child/young woman with AS. Including an insight into ways in which family and friends can help. The feelings of he actual person behind the social ‘mask’ are clearly described. Anyone with AS will feel a sense of connection to the writer and non AS readers should better understand the condition. 

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