Acknowledgements. Contributions. Introduction. 1. Why girls and young women with autism? 2. Milly, Darcey and Esther. 3. Beginning with relationships. 4. Mental health and emotional wellbeing. 5. Diagnosis/labels/being understood. 6. Co-morbidities. 7. Assessments. 8. Interventions and strategies. 9. Clinical and service culture change. Conclusion. References. List of abbreviations.
Practical guide to individualised clinical work with girls and young women on the autism spectrum
Fiona Fisher Bullivant is an Advanced Specialist Nurse Practitioner in ASC and ADHD working for CAMHS in Manchester. She has 30 years' experience in clinical practice.
This book is a practical and valuable addition to the literature on
the female experience of autism. With both clinical approaches and
the unique and insightful voices of young autistic women, it should
be on every clinician's bookshelf. -- Sarah Hendrickx, Autism
Consultant, author and autistic adult
There are many ways in which a girl or woman may covertly express her Autism Spectrum Condition, and many ways in which she and her family need understanding and support. This practical, succinct and wise guide for clinicians provides advice on how to identify the female presentation of ASC, as well as how to adapt conventional individual and family therapy to accommodate the abilities and experiences of girls and women. -- Tony Attwood, clinical psychologist and author