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Certain characteristics of autism, such as difficulty understanding social cues, may make women vulnerable to potentially dangerous situations. Robyn Steward has written this supportive guide to help all women on the autistic spectrum live independently, make their own choices in life, and be safe whilst doing so.This book will provide you with the knowledge to recognise p ...more
Paperback, 378 pages
Published September 9th 2013 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a handbook (a workbook, really) created to be accessible to all women on the autistic spectrum. That is, women of various levels of functioning/independence. The writing is extremely simplistic and straightforward, and I think thats a wonderful thing and I completely understand the purpose of this.

That being said, a lot of the information in this book is stuff I already know, as I am a 26yr old and (relatively) high functioning woman on the spectrum. Had I read this book as a te
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Laura Cushing
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Some of this I skimmed because I didn't need (I'm married so past the dating advice stage), but what did apply to me applied very well. Some great tips and guides to visualizing a budget, keeping safe in your apartment, and so on.

Recommended for women on the spectrum, especially those who are new to living on their own, though even someone who's been out in the world a while can benefit from some of it.
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This would have been very helpful to me when I was a tween. Recommended for teenagers on the spectrum.
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Robyn Steward is a young woman on the Autism spectrum. She was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome aged 11, she went to mainstream school, she has built up her own business providing training for professionals working with people on the Autism spectrum as well as consultancy, Robyn has experience of mentoring others on the spectrum, she has a high media profile having spoken on the today program, C ...more

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