8 best books about autism – Lydia Wilkins, The Independent Newspaper

Full article and reviews originally published here by the Independent Newspaper: 8 Best Book About Autism

Spectrum Women Walking to the Beat of Autism – Number 1, INDY/BEST BUY

Except, from the review:

The original research surrounding Asperger’s syndrome and autism was largely based around men, leading to the initial diagnostic criteria. Asperger’s syndrome is now considered to be autism spectrum disorder (ASD); and emerging research is now taking women into account. While some advances has been made, women are still often only diagnosed later on in life, with anecdotal evidence pointing to them being missed because they have learnt to mask their hallmarks, and the diagnostic criteria being biased towards them.

To try and combat this, this book written by various autistic women deals with a range of sub-topics such as careers, money, staying safe and hygiene. They all put their viewpoints across independently, while drawing on related research. Spectrum Women is unique in its approach to autism, it should be treated as a bible for autistic women.

Full article and reviews originally published here by the Independent Newspaper: 8 Best Book About Autism