Resources for Girls, Women & their Families

Books for Tweens and Teens

  • A smart girl's guide to starting middle school, Julie Williams, American Girl™
  • The Girls' Life awesome advice guide to everything, Carol Weston, Scholastic.
  • A smart girl's guide to friendship troubles, Patti Kelley Criswell, American Girl™
  • Chicken soup for the girl's soul, by Canfield, Hansen, Hansen & Dunlap, Health Communications, Inc.
  • The Girls' Life must-have guide to making and keeping friends, Karen Bokram and Jodi Lynn Bryson, Scholastic. 
  • Chicken soup for the teenage soul, three books: 

    The real deal, school; The real deal, friends; the real deal, challenges, all by Canfield, Hansen & Reber, Scholastic.

A book of images for discussion between teens and adults

Please read (if at all possible): The girl project, Kate Englebrecht, published by Universe.

Books for Young Adults

  • Aspergirls: Empowering females with Asperger Syndrome, Rudy Simone, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Please read (if at all possible): The Girl Project, Kate Engelbrecht, Universe,  - a book of images and thoughts for discussion
  • Safety Skills for Asperger Women: How to save a perfectly good female life, Liane Holliday Willey, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Asperger Love: Searching for love when you're not wired to connect, Amy Harmon, New York Times

Books for parents

  • Girls growing up on the autism spectrum: What parents and professionals should know about the pre-teen and teenage years, Shana Nicols, Liane Holliday Wiley, Ginamarie Moravcik, Samara Pulver-Tetenbaum, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Parenting girls on the autism spectrum: Overcoming the challenges and celebrating the gifts, Eileen Riley-Hall & Shana Nicols, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Aspergirls, Rudy Simone, Jessica Kingsley Publishers