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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

Older Autistic Adults In Their Own Words: The Lost Generation

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.

Women with Autism: Accepting and Embracing Autism Spectrum Disorder as You Move Towards an Authentic Life

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.

Connecting With Those on The Autism Spectrum: How to Talk, How to Listen & Why Shouldn’t Call it High Functioning

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.

In Closing…

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.


 “Women With Autism: Chapter 2-What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? p. 16-17 & p.172 last paragraph

 Connecting With Autism: Chapter 1-Understanding the Autism Spectrum location 90 main paragraph

 Older Autistic Adults:

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

 Older Autistic Adults: Who Are We? section-” What is Wrong with Me? By Wilma”

A. “Wilma Wake” location 344

B. “Social worker” location 393-399

 Older Autistic Adults: Who Are We? Chapter Part 1:” Erich Endlich” & “psychotherapist” in location 203-206 & “dad of an autistic son” on location 209-210

 Older Autistic Adults: Part IV-The Future: “150 respondents from 9 countries” location 2981

 Women With Autism Chapter 2: What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder? p.19

 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

This blog article was written for CA’s blog resources by an anonymous contributor. You can read their other blog posts: Coping with autism as an adult here or one about commuting by bicycle here

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