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Women on the Spectrum: A Handbook for Life
Emma Goodall and Yenn Purkis
AAPC Publishing / Softcover / Sep 2020
9781942197577 (ISBN-10: 1942197578)
Autism Spectrum (Self Help) / Women's Issues
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262 pages
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Have you ever had someone tell you that your social skills aren't very good? What do they mean?

Do you need practical tips for applying for jobs and attending interviews?

Are you moving from home for the first time? What do you need to know to best equip yourself?

This book is a unique handbook on life for autistic women, written by autistic women. Its primary purpose is to enable girls and women on the autism spectrum to learn from the authors' and others' mistakes most effectively!

This book is structured in a helpful question and answer format that covers a large variety of topics asked by autistic women on all walks of life.

With over 120 questions and using this practical format, readers are able to dip in and out, getting the information and answers they need, when they need it without having to read an entire chapter.

About the Authors:

Dr. Emma Goodall is an autistic author, keynote speaker, researcher, and disability and education consultant. She works both publicly and privately to facilitate the best life outcomes possible for autistics with a range of support needs. She has written and presented on education, autism, resilience, mental health, interoception, relationships, and sexuality for autistics. An adjunct Professor at the University of Wollongong and a member of the Australian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR) Executive Committee, she has developed an online module on interoception for Torrens University and has collaborated with the Australian Psychological Society to develop an autism-specific course for psychologists. Widely published, Emma writes for both academic journals and for mainstream publishers in the areas of autism, disability, education, and disability. She also supports organizations to develop and implement plans to support adult autistics in residential settings and provides life coaching for autistic adults through her Healthy Possibilities Consultancy.

Yenn Purkis is an autistic and non-binary author, presenter, and advocate. Yenn is a passionate advocate for the rights of autistic people. Yenn facilitates the Canberra Autism Women's Group and has had several media engagements. Yenn has given a presentation for TEDx Canberra and is a regular keynote speaker at autism and mental health events. Yenn also works in the Australian Public Service.

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