Book review: Girls and Autism: Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives
Girls and Autism: Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happé, Jo Egerton Routledge £29.99 | 194pp ISBN: 9780815377269
This text brings together an important blend of personal and family experiences and the research evidence. The focus is specifically on girls and women on the autism spectrum, an area that has up to now been neglected, due to the attention on boys and men.
The book is divided into specific sections and presents an overview of the existing research evidence in the area, moving on to look at the lived experiences of girls with autism. It then moves on to consider their education needs and how and where their needs can be met.
The important area of adolescence and social networks and the issue of friendships, relationships and sexuality is welcome and brings to life the hopes and aspirations of the young women....
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