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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; 1 edition (March 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849058938
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849058933
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you have a daughter with autism or Asperger's syndrome, this book will be your primary source of information and inspiration as well as becoming your 'best friend' who understands and supports you. --Tony Attwood, Clinical Psychologist and author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

Eileen Riley-Hall writes as an old hand, reassuring new recruits that they, too, will survive the shock of getting a diagnosis, and showing them how to be their own child's advocate, while maintaining a healthy balance in their own lives, and the on-going life of their family. This is a heartening, and at the same time no-nonsense look at what it means to be the parent of not one, but two daughters on the autism spectrum. The author speaks with the insight, compassion, and wisdom that only come from first-hand experience…enabling new parents to make better-informed choices on their own child's behalf. --James Coplan, MD, author, Making Sense of Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Eileen Riley-Hall, a parent of two girls on the autism spectrum, has demonstrated with great clarity the differences between girls and boys on the spectrum. Her book addresses the complexities of girls being a 'minority in a minority group'. Without doubt her book is inspiring, positive and practical providing excellent tips on living with, understanding and supporting girls on the spectrum. A must read for all of us who care about this 'hidden' group. --Dr Judith Gould, Clinical Psychologist and Director of the NAS Lorna Wing Centre for Autism

About the Author

Eileen Riley-Hall is the mother of two teenage girls, one with Asperger Syndrome and the other with Autism. She is a high school English teacher at an inclusive public school in New York State and has worked with special needs students from preschool through to high school, in various settings, for over 25 years.

More About the Author

Eileen Riley-Hall is the mother of two amazing daughters who happen to be on the autism spectrum. Ms. Hall is also a high school English teacher at a large public school in upstate New York where she has taught many students on the spectrum over the past twenty years. The inspiration for her book came from watching the amazing progress her daughters have made through inclusive education, opportunities to participate in life, and lots of unconditional love.

Ms. Hall holds a Bachelor's degree in English and philosophy from Fordham University, and a Master's degree in English from College of Saint Rose. In addition to her book, Ms. Hall has written for the Autism Spectrum News, the Autism Asperger's Digest, and the website Special-ism.

You can also visit Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum Facebook page, where other parents of girls on the spectrum share stories and offer support and ideas.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By dcalhoun on April 1, 2012
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As a special education teacher in public schools, I found this book to be a must-read for anyone in the field of education. Although it's written for parents of girls with Autism, it was a real eye opener and gave me a whole new perspective on girls (and boys) with Autism. It verified some of which I already knew, and it taught me a ton more. I'm not sure I will ever sit in a CSE meeting again and not think about Eileen's experiences while fighting to devise an appropriate IEP for her girls! I will be passing this book on to the teachers I work with.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alex Fuller on April 20, 2012
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A must read for not only educators, but for everyone. The author gives you a view into the world of autism that you could not get anywhere. A beautifully written book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cindy Carey on April 3, 2012
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What a terrific combination of maternal anecdotes about raising children on the Autism Spectrum and intelligent, yet understandable research. Eileen Riley-Hall has written a loving account of her personal journey and interposed it with solid and timely research into educational protocols that should be explored by all parents of children who need special attention from teachers and their families. Her stories about her two beautiful daughters and their triumphs are especially compelling and situated within realistic advice for parents who are adrift within the maze of confusion about "diagnosis" and what it might mean for them and their children. Finally, someone has written something inspirational about living with Autism and how a parent's love for their children transcends any clinical "label." Bravo!!Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum: Overcoming the Challenges and Celebrating the Gifts
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ang78 on June 15, 2012
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I am still in the middle of this book, but from what I have read it is just what I was looking for. There are not enough resources for girls w/Autism. This one describes my daughter so well, and has so much information for me to give her what she needs and understand her. Because boys are so different than girls my daughter doesn't exhibit the "classic" autism symptoms. I struggled for 2 years to get the correct diagnosis. This is a must read for any mom who has the slightest thought that her daughter is on the spectrum.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard T. Walker on March 25, 2012
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This book is a well written work wherein parents of girls on the Autism spectrum are offered support, understanding and advice to help navigate their unique challenges in life. Its hopeful tone creates an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance while realistically addressing our daughter's hurdles. Let's celebrate their unique gifts and talents! Girl Power!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Claire Sisson on November 13, 2013
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It is a must for parents of girls on the autism spectrum. I have been following them on Facebook, in addition to other organizations, including the Ausm Society of MN. I believe that parents of special needs children need to have as many resources as possible. I ordered two copies, giving one to Ausm.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sereana on February 27, 2013
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Everything you ever needed to know about parenting girls on the spectum is in this book...great information given....its a must have!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 16, 2012
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For a moment, ignore the title of the book. Should you be, or know, parents in the process of seeking a diagnosis, or having received a recent diagnosis of ASD for their child, whatever the child's gender, Parenting Girls... could prove a very useful book and would make a great companion to the must have, The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. For parents with daughters on the spectrum, this book could prove indispensable.
Eileen Riley-Hall has produced a book full of pride but without a hint of vanity. This is a mother whose pride in her, each very different, daughters jumps off the page. She loves, accepts and seems delightfully fascinated by the workings of these girls' minds. With a big dollop of honesty and bravery, Riley-Hall admits the difficulties she had at first coming to terms with her daughter's diagnoses which, to all intents and purposes, came at once and the "dark times" that parents of all children can experience.
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