Resources for Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum
Ladies & Girls on the Autism Spectrum, you are not alone. It may sometimes feel that way but we’re here to help provide information, resources and community support.
Whether you identify as Aspie, Aspergirl, Asperkid, Autistic, woman with autism, woman with Asperger’s or simply (your name here), at Autism Empowerment, you are accepted and respected for who you are.
This section of our website is dedicated toward females on the autism spectrum of all ages as well as the families and caregivers that support them. We are in this TOGETHER, ladies. When we come together as a community we also are stronger individuals! LOTS of love to you!
A note about semantics: You will find that throughout the Autism Empowerment website, we use different wording or phrasing when referring to individuals on the autism spectrum.
We believe Autistic and Aspie are positive terms and that it is important for all individuals to know that terminology is okay. We also respect the concept of people first, however we promote that “people first” language in real practice is often more about positive tone and showing respect than it is about linguistics.
In other words, truly put the person first, ask her opinion and respect any personal differences when it comes to how she self-identifies.
There are some absolutely amazing female Autistic and Aspie Mentors in the autism community at large and as a whole, they really are a generous bunch in terms of sharing information, strategies and resources.
You can start to become acquainted with many of these fine women including Autism Empowerment co-founder, Karen Krejcha by clicking the “Women on the Spectrum” section on the left.
You may also be visiting this page and wondering whether you, your daughter, your niece or a girl that you teach, coach or support may be on the autism spectrum. Asperkids founder, Jennifer Cook O’Toole, wrote a wonderful article for Autism Aspergers Network Magazine called “Pink on the Spectrum“. We’ve been given permission by Jennifer and Autism Asperger Digest to share this important article with Autism Empowerment website visitors. Just click the picture below and you can read or download the entire article online which also includes a page which includes a handout to help with Recognizing Pink on the Spectrum.
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