The AspienGirl Project is pleased to announce that the sequel to 'I am Aspiengirl' entitled 'I Am AspienWoman' recently won a 2016 IPPY eLit Gold Medal Award in the "Women's Category" in April. I am AspienWoman is the culmination of a blog Tania wrote a couple of years ago entitled 'Moving Towards a female profile … Continue reading I Am AspienWoman wins a 2016 IPPY eLit Gold Medal Award!
Updated January 3rd, 2016. This post will be updated on an on-going basis I have written this blog specifically to educate, advocate and provide awareness for an unknown syndrome in Australia, called Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Syndrome. Many children are misdiagnosed with other conditions and/or parents are sent on parenting courses that are ineffective or … Continue reading Jekyll and Hyde or Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA)?
Currently, I am writing two books, "AspienPowers" and "Behind the Mask". Quite often, as I am writing, certain memories or themes from my years of work come to the forefront of my mind. In my clinic work with individuals who are discussing their history's or reasons they are seeking a diagnosis, I have come … Continue reading Myths, barriers and reasons females may be unable to obtain an Autism diagnosis
20 Reasons for obtaining an Adult Autism diagnosis One of the most frequent questions I am asked is about the relevance of obtaining a formal diagnosis or formalizing a self-diagnosis. My 2nd book, I Am AspienWoman alludes to this very topic through powerful images, experiences, thoughts and feelings of many adult autistic women. There are … Continue reading 20 Reasons for obtaining an Adult Autism Diagnosis
Assessing the behaviors, traits and abilities of young females on the Autism Spectrum: For professionals and parents Girls with high functioning Autism (Asperger Syndrome) often have subtler characteristics that lead them to be missed by professionals. Many (not all) are able to use compensatory strategies to mask their difficulties and these are learned from before … Continue reading Assessing the behaviors, traits and abilities of young females on the Autism Spectrum
The Assessment and Diagnosis of Adult females on the Autism Spectrum
Some Post-DiagnosticThemes from the Autobiographical Narratives of AspienWomen The following article is copyrighted and may not be posted anywhere without permission from the author. Many female adults question and reflect upon the whether or not they should seek out a diagnostic assessment. A common pathway to a diagnosis is via their own child's diagnosis. Another … Continue reading Post-Diagnostic Themes from the Autobiographical Narratives of AspienWomen
Professional Q and A Series I: Answering Frequently Asked Questions I have received an overwhelming amount of FAQ’s in relation to female Asperger Syndrome. Over time, I will answer some of the most frequently asked, in addition to some unique questions or issues. The Assessment and Diagnostic process of Adult Female Asperger Syndrome Q: What … Continue reading Professional Q and A Series I: Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions about Female Asperger Syndrome
This is my 6th Interview of people involved in the world of Autism or Asperger Syndrome. Previous interviews of mine include: Professor Uta Frith, Maja Toudal, Kathy Hoopman, Rich Everts and The United States of Autism Movie. This interview is the second in a series where I interview Mentor Aspienwomen from a variety of countries … Continue reading Aspienwoman Mentor Interview Series: Actress Olley Edwards
Ask a Professional Q & A Series: Answering your Questions about Female Asperger Syndrome and Autism I am a developmental psychologist, researcher and writer, completing my Doctoral degree in Autism Studies. I am a freelance writer, writing articles on Asperger Syndrome and Austism and currently completing a book series on Asperger Syndrome and Autism in … Continue reading Ask a Professional Q & A Series: Answering your Questions about Female Asperger Syndrome and Autism