These 3 e books concerning-older autistic adults, autistic women & how neurotypicals can better Interact with them were published in years 2020 & 2021. As an older adult female with high functioning autism, I read the following: Autism is a “neurological and developmental disorder. I bought these 3 titles in eBook format for the following benefits:
- eBooks can be read on pc or smartphone anywhere without the weight of a print book
- Font size & background for easier reading
- Search box, highlighting & note taking
The first One I read was Older Autistic Adults In Their Own Words: The Lost Generation. This book was written by 3 Adults diagnosed with autism as an adult including a women social worker & a psychotherapist that has an autistic son . They comprised a detailed survey covering all aspects of one’s life from infancy to adult hood & their varied experiences with family members, peers & teachers.”150 respondents from 9 countries” answered this survey. This e book has a table of contents but is location based instead of page numbers.
The 2nd e-book I read was Women With Autism: Accepting and Embracing Autism Spectrum Disorder As You Move Towards an Authentic Life by Claire Jack, PhD. has a good table of contents along with a page option to view besides location. Additionally, it seems to follow in an orderly fashion in the path of:
- Book is well researched in why there have been much fewer females diagnosed with Autism due to past focus groups & explains the masking concept.
- Very helpful questionnaire exercises on pages 23-30 to note your past social, sensory & emotional behaviors & traits you could have shown from childhood up to now.
- Mentions how a mother who was a victim of child abuse with hormone levels hormones due to her past stress can be at higher risk of having a child with autism
Reading through it is like listening to a friend who has gone through the same struggles & feelings of inadequacies you have had in feeling out of sync with others in the past, discovering your strengths & repairing yourself emotionally as you become the true person you were meant to be.
The 3rd e book I have been is Connecting With Those on The Autism Spectrum: How To Talk, How To Listen & Why You Shouldn’t Call It High Functioning by Casey “Remrov” Vormer. This eBook has a good table of contents but has only location instead of pages. It is written by a person on the autism spectrum describing all his life experiences in family, school & work to give reader an idea of the personal hurdles an autistic often encounters.
The chapter Understanding the Autism Spectrum informatively covers many of these important aspects:
- definitive paragraphs describing an autistic’s preference for routines & special interests
- History of Autism
- Thinking styles of an autistic
- Thorough section on stimming with examples using each of the 5 senses: touch, hearing, etc.
My favorite chapter is Autism at Work where Casey Remrov, the author, describes several instances that I can relate to:
- following exact instructions in a few situations that called for quick 2nd
- Being more thorough on a task than necessary which takes longer.
- being so focused on task where I was not aware of someone calling my name &/or a person’s subtle nonverbal behavior in communicating with me.
Last but not least, the author Casey “Remrov” Vormer has a section in the Autism at Work chapter called “How to Manage Employees on the Autism Spectrum” that offers several suggestion & also discusses several strengths of those on the autism spectrum that can definitely be an asset in the workplace.
These 3 E books Concerning Older Autistic Adults, Autistic Women & How Neurotypicals Can Better Interact can be good reading together in that they all touch on the history of autism, why females have been much less often diagnosed & all 3 authors have 1 or more individual life stories in interactions with neurotypicals, how they were perceived & what they did to cope & succeed in several neurotypical environments.
A.Eric -Aspie in The Mirror Section location “age 54” & “I think I’m on the spectrum” on location 209-210 & “Asperger’s Quotient location 242-244
B. Wilma- “What Is Wrong with Me?” Section: “my mid-sixties” on location 386-388, “on the spectrum, could I?” location 393-397 & “confirm my diagnosis” on location 399-400
C. Robert- “My Story by Robert loc 284-315 with “I was diagnosed with “residual” autism”age 25 in 1980” on location 303-307
A. “Wilma Wake” location 344
B. “Social worker” location 393-399
Connecting With The Autism Spectrum: How To Talk, How To Listen, And Why You Shouldn’t Call It High Functioning : A. Introduction section “diagnosed with autism at…. age 21” in location 51 or 56 & B. About The Author Section “because of his autism” location 1600 or location 1603
Older Autistic Adults In Their Own Words: The Lost Generation by Wilma Wake, PhD., LCSW, Eric Endlich, PhD. & Robert S. Lagos Year 2021 Kindle e Book
Women With Autism: Accepting and Embracing Autism Spectrum Disorder As You Move Towards an Authentic Life by Claire Jack, PhD. Year 2021 Kindle e Book
Connecting With The Autism Spectrum: How To Talk, How To Listen, And Why You Shouldn’t Call It High Functioning by Casey “ Remrov” Vormer Year 2020 Kindle e Book