Robyn Steward

Books and publications

Robyn Steward  had a book published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers " The Independent woman's handbook for super safe living on the Autistic spectrum" she has also contributed to many books and co authored academic papers , her work has appeared in the autism journal and the JADD.

The Independent Woman's Handbook For Super Safe Living On the Autistic Spectrum


My first book The Independent Woman's handbook for super safe living on the Autistic spectrum was written after  a online survey of 100 non autistic and 100 autistic women , looking at the different experiences women have around safety , 

This book discusses in small junks and with lots of strategies. 

1 Platonic friendships
3 Romantic Relationships
4 Drugs and Alcohol
5 Planning to go out
6 Internet and mobile communication
7 Money
8 Work
9 Emotions


Books I appear in or have contributed to .

Ultra Violet Voices

Ultra Violet Voices is a book published by Autism west midlands, the book features chapter writtern by a range of individual women and one trans man , discussing their experiences on particular issues.

Auti Power!

Auto Power is a book published by Jesuca Kinsgley Publishers , the book is a series of interviews with Autistic adults who consider themselves to be successful in some way , this book can be very useful for parents.

Sisterhood on the spectrum 

Sister hood on the spectrum is a book by Jennifer cook O'Toole , who is Autistic as is her husband and 3 children. Jennifer created the popular Asperkids series, and this book looks at supporting females on the spectrum.

Breaking the silence 

Breaking the silence is a book which was written by participants of a research project which aimed to better understand the female experience of being Autistic . ( most of us didn't like the title autism in pink), Several of the members of the research groups which were based across Europe wrote chapters for the book, which is available in several languages.

The book is free and can be downloaded from the website below.

Academic publications


The Experiences of Late Diagnosed women with Autism spectrum conditions : An Investigation into the female autism phenotype, S Bargiela,R Steward, W Mandy, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders October 2016, Volume 46, Issue 10, pp 3281–3294

Life as a deck of cards - commentary for the Autism journal special issue on women and girls  : Autism journal, Volume: 21 issue: 6, page(s): 659-660Article first published online: June 9, 2017;Issue published: August 1, 2017 ,DOI: 

Host for Autism journal's podcast Autism Matters interviewing Dr Will Mandy and Dr  Meng-Chuan Lai  click  Here  to listen. August 2017

Review of neurotribes for Educational psychology research and practice journal AUDIO click Here to listen September 2016