New member here, I’m an adult/f/30’s waiting for a diagnostic assessment. While I wait I have been taking some time to read related literature.
So far I have read the following titles
I am waiting for a delivery of
Does anyone on the forum have any experiences of the following titles?
In addition to this I am learning that the signs of autism in women are suggested to be different from that of men so would be keen to read more about women’s experiences of autism. Does anyone have any experience of the following titles?
finally, if anyone has any recommendations for books not listed here would you please share them with me?
thanks in advance.
Ive read a fair few books on the subject since my diagnosis last year
I found The Nine Degrees of Autism - P Wylie, W Lawson, L Beardon to be really good
'It presents a much needed positive tool for understanding the developmental process of autism and to facilitate the improved mental health and well being of individuals on the spectrum. The ground breaking model charts nine distinct stages of development from pre-identification to learning to live with changes in self image following late diagnosis through self acceptance and well being. Using the model as a framework each chapter focuses on a particular stage in the process. Experts provide personal insights into the environment and societal challenges faced by individuals with autism and dispel a number of popular misconceptions'
"The autistic brain" by Temple Grandin which was in my local library
"NeuroTribes" again I got this in library. This is a the history of how autism became a diagnosis from Dr asperger and Kaner to present day. This was not so good apart from the parts about the Hilters plans ( N*zi*s) that was chilling/shocking.
wont reading so much affect the assessment ? I stopped all reading books/online activity so my assessment would be accurate
maybe I'll read this one
This is great, thank you for your advice.
thank you for the advice, very helpful.
I also couldn't get on with NeuroTribes - I found it very dull
I really enjoyed "22 things a woman with aspergers wants her partner to know", it's a light and easy read so it's great for sharing with friends and family too.
There is an article here that may interest you by, Eloise Stark.
Remember there are no definitive accounts of autism.
yeah I thought that as well