Knowing Why: Adult-Diagnosed Autistic People on Life and Autism

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The Autistic Press #ad - Our essays reflect the value of knowing why--why we are different from so many other people, skills, why it can be so hard to do things others can take for granted, and why there is often such a mismatch between others' treatment of us and our own needs, and experiences. Essay topics include recovering from burnout, and coping with sensory overload, exploring our passions and interests, especially in social situations.

If you know you're autistic, are beginning to wonder, share similarities with autistic people, or want to support an adult autistic friend or family member--or if you simply want to know why it's so important that autistic adults know we're autistic--this book is for you. What happens when you make it to adulthood before finding out you're autistic?As A.

Knowing Why: Adult-Diagnosed Autistic People on Life and Autism #ad - J. Odasso writes in this anthology: "You spend a lot of time wondering what's wrong without ever knowing why. This anthology includes essays from a diverse group of adult-diagnosed autistic people.

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Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - With great contributions from exceptional women, this is a truly well-rounded collection of knowledge and sage advice for any woman with autism. Michelle garnett's comments validate and expand the experiences described from a clinician's perspective, and provide extensive recommendations. Autistic advocates including liane holliday willey, Artemisia and Samantha Craft offer their personal guidance on significant issues that particularly affect women, Anita Lesko, Jeanette Purkis, as well as those that are more general to autism.

Barb cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic perspective, and present empowering, helpful and supportive insights from their personal experience for fellow autistic women. Contributors cover issues including growing up, diversity, identity, parenting, independence and self-care amongst many others.

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Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking

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#ad - Spanning from the dawn of the neurodiversity movement to the blog posts of today, Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking catalogues the experiences and ethos of the Autistic community and preserves both diverse personal experiences and the community's foundational documents together side by side. Loud hands: autistic people, Speaking is a collection of essays written by and for Autistic people.

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Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults: Improving Diagnosis and Quality of Life

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IndieGo Publishing LLC #ad - Award finalist in the "health: aging/50+" category of the 2017 Best Book Awards"-- Autism is a childhood condition. What of the young adult trying to build relationships? what of the middle aged autistic adult who has been misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder and lacks an effective treatment plan? What of the aging adult who is showing increasingly rigid autistic behaviors and is misdiagnosed as having frontotemporal dementia? Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults is a one-of-a-kind resource designed to improve the correct diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in adults.

Children with autism grow into adults with autism. Filled with clinical stories that bring to life the concepts discussed, sensory processing symptoms, the book provides strategy-based interventions to address issues of personal and household management, communication, medical care, and emotional and behavioral regulation.

Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults: Improving Diagnosis and Quality of Life #ad - The great strides we have made in understanding childhood autistic behaviors and interventions have lagged dramatically behind the needs of aging autistics. Right? Not right.

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I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults

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Narrow Gauge #ad - I think i might be autistic: a guide to autism spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults" begins from that "aha!' moment, addressing the many questions that follow. This concise guide also addresses important aspects of living with ASD as a late-diagnosed adult, including coping with the emotional impact of discovering that you're autistic and deciding who to share your diagnosis with and how.

What do the symptoms of asd look like in adults? is getting a diagnosis worth it? What does an assessment consist of and how can you prepare for it?Cynthia Kim shares the information, tips, insights, suggestions and resources she gathered as part of her own journey from "aha!" to finally being diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome in her forties.

I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults #ad - What if instead of being weird, geeky or introverted, shy, your brain is wired differently? For adults with undiagnosed autism spectrum disorder ASD, there is often an "aha!" moment--when you realize that ASD just might be the explanation for why you've always felt so different.

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And Straight on Till Morning: Essays on Autism Acceptance

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The Autistic Press #ad - A collection of essays by Autistic writers on autism awareness, the cost of awareness, and working towards a future of acceptance.

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Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - From being labelled nerdy and shy as an undiagnosed child to redefining herself when diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as an adult, she describes how her perspective shifted to understanding a previously confusing world and combines this with the results of extensive research to explore the 'why' of ASD traits.

Cynthia kim explores all the quirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome ASD in this accessible, witty and honest guide looking from an insider perspective at some of the most challenging and intractable aspects of being autistic. Her own life presents many rich examples. This intelligent insider guide will help adults with ASDs and their partners, friends, and colleagues, family members, but it also provides a fresh and witty window onto a different worldview.

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life #ad - . She explains how they impact on everything from self-care to holding down a job and offers typically practical and creative strategies to help manage them, including a section on the vestibular, sensory and social benefits of martial arts for people with autism. Well known in the autism community and beyond for her popular blog, Musings of an Aspie, Cynthia Kim's book is rich with personal anecdotes and useful advice.

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Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder Expanded Edition

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - Bringing her story up to date, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, including her diagnosis as an adult, this expanded edition will continue to entertain and inform all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life `pretending to be normal'. Compelling and witty, liane holliday willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999.

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NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

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Avery #ad - Going back to the earliest days of autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, more secure, while mapping out a path for our society toward a more humane world in which people with learning differences and those who love them have access to the resources they need to live happier, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle, healthier, and more meaningful lives.

. Along the way, whose “little professors” were targeted by the darkest social-engineering experiment in human history; exposes the covert campaign by child psychiatrist Leo Kanner to suppress knowledge of the autism spectrum for fifty years; and casts light on the growing movement of "neurodiversity" activists seeking respect, accommodations in the workplace and in education, he reveals the untold story of Hans Asperger, the father of Asperger’s syndrome, technological innovation, support, and the right to self-determination for those with cognitive differences.

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity #ad - Wired reporter steve silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years. A new york times bestsellerwinner of the 2015 samuel johnson Prize for non-fictionA groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.

What is autism? a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more—and the future of our society depends on our understanding it.

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Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding Life Experiences from Early Childhood to Old Age

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers #ad - In this book sarah hendrickx has collected both academic research and personal stories about girls and women on the autism spectrum to present a picture of their feelings, thoughts and experiences at each stage of their lives. Outlining how autism presents differently and can hide itself in females and what the likely impact will be for them throughout their lifespan, sexuality, education, childhood, the book looks at how females with ASD experience diagnosis, employment, friendships, pregnancy and parenting, adolescence, and aging.

It will provide invaluable guidance for the professionals who support these girls and women and it will offer women with autism a guiding light in interpreting and understanding their own life experiences through the experiences of others. The difference that being female makes to the diagnosis, life and experiences of a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD has largely gone unresearched and unreported until recently.

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All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism

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DragonBee Press #ad - Delve into poetry, essays, photography, paintings, and drawings in the first-ever anthology entirely by autistic people of color, short fiction, featuring 61 writers and artists from seven countries. Campbell williams, Deion Hawkins, Dee Phair sometimesdee, E. Henderson, shondolyn Gibson, Shane Bentley, Stephan B.

Taiyo brown, ylanne so, yasmin khoshnood, Vivie Bella Papaleo, Yvonne Christian Uncommon Bostonian . Xurd shalese nicole heard, Ondrea Marisa Robinson, Pharaoh Inkabuss Timotheus “T. J. Gordon, pretty Eyes Ellis, Rhonda G. Rikki katherine Lee Moses, S. Ashkenazy, ebru Çelik, elly wong, miss fabien, Emily Pate, Eliora Smith, Finn Gardiner, Emmalia Harrington, Emma Rosenthal, G.

All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism #ad - A. Jane strauss, jennifer msumba, harkenslasher, kaijaii gomez Wick, Helene Fischer, Joseph “Joey” Juarez, Jessa Sturgeon, Jen Meunier Gzhibaeassigaekwe, Kassiane A. Asasumasu, kelly bron johnson @kbronJohn, @OneQuarterMama, //kiran foster, Keara Farnan, Kristy Y. Louise thundercloud-hills, leylah, Lucas Vizeu, Legacy Onaiwu, Lydia X.

Nicholson, Nicole S. Z.

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