The Aspie Girl's Guide to Being Safe with Men: The Unwritten Safety Rules No-one is Telling You

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013 - Psychology - 176 pages
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For Aspie girls and women, dating and sexual relationships can be confusing, intimidating and potentially dangerous. Even if actively avoiding romantic relationships or sexual encounters, a lack of understanding about acceptable social interaction between men and women can leave Aspies vulnerable to negative experiences. It is vital, therefore, that the facts and unwritten rules about sexual conduct and relationships are clearly laid out for girls and women on the spectrum.

 

Understanding that Aspies need explanations to be explicit and unambiguous, Debi Brown, a female on the spectrum, presents the truth about sex and relationships, shares her personal insight and provides practical strategies for staying safe in many different situations. As she guides Aspies through the unwritten safety rules around dating, relationships and sex, her advice will empower females on the spectrum, allowing them to build up their knowledge, recognise and report abusive behaviour, understand boundaries, develop relationship skills and work towards a safe independence. Covering topics such as boyfriends, sex, pregnancy and rape, this book includes advice on building a support network, saying 'no', self-esteem and emotional healing and will prepare Aspie girls and women to make independent, informed and safe decisions when interacting with men.

 

Written with warmth, honesty and understanding, this is essential reading for every Aspie girl and woman, from age 13 upwards. It will also be a valuable source of insight and advice for parents, friends, professionals and anyone else supporting a female on the autism spectrum.

 

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Aspie girls and women can be very vulnerable when it comes to relationships with men. This book by an autistic woman offers practical guidelines to keep girls safe, and understand more about relationships. Recommended for girls aged 13 plus. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
9
Acknowledgements
11
Disclaimer
12
Why I Wrote The Aspie Girls Guide and Why You Should Read It
13
Introduction
17
The Support Knowledge and Skills You Need as Prerequisites to Being Safe with Men
23
Being Safe with Men
77
Emotional Healing
147
Conclusion
163
Why The Aspie Girls Guide is Written As It is
164
Note to Professionals
168
References
170
Resources
171
Index
174
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About the author (2013)

Debi Brown is a 34 year old Aspie. She has a post-graduate certificate in Autism from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, and is an autism author, speaker and educator. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

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