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Empowering Females with Asperger's Syndrome
Author Rudy Simone
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 240
ISBN 978-1-84905-826-1

Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome is a book regarding Asperger's syndrome in females. It was written by Rudy Simone in 2010 and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Girls with Asperger's Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome than boys. When the symptoms are recognized in girls, less help is offered than with boys. The coping with such challenges is difficult in females. They have deficits in grasping social cues and challenges exist in finding, and maintaining employment. Loneliness is often a factor in females with Asperger's syndrome. Aspergirls received the 2010 Independent Publishers Group Gold Medal. The foreword is by Liane Holliday Willey who is herself an Aspergirl. She has written books on Asperger's syndrome. It has been translated into Dutch, Japanese, French and German. The German and English editions share the same cover art. The Dutch and Japanese editions have different covers.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ Lambert, Victoria (2010-08-16). "Help at last for the Aspergirls; The Telegraph;". Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  2. ^ Szalavitz, Maia (2011-12-27). "Girls on the Spectrum: Q&A with the Author of Aspergirls; Time;". Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  3. ^ Silberman, Steve (2010-10-27). "I’m Right Here: Rudy Simone on Life as an "Aspergirl";". Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Autism Newsletter;". Retrieved 2012-07-14. 

External links[edit]

Sites for the book