Sincerely, Your Autistic Child: What People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew about Growing Up, Acceptance, and Identity
ISBN: 0807025682
EAN13: 9780807025680
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 30, 2021
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 1" H x 8" L x 6" W
Weight: 0.81 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

A rare and diverse collection of autistic voices that highlights to parents the unique needs of girls and nonbinary people who are growing up with autism.

Most resources available for parents come out of the medical model of disability--from psychologists, educators, parents, and doctors--offering parents a narrow and technical approach to autism. Furthermore, it is widely believed that many autistic girls and women are underdiagnosed, which has further limited the information available regarding the unique needs of girls and nonbinary people with autism.

Sincerely, Your Autistic Child represents an authentic resource for parents written by people who understand this experience most, autistic people themselves. From childhood and education to gender identity and sexuality, this anthology of autistic contributors tackles the everyday challenges of growing up while honestly addressing the emotional needs, sensitivity, and vibrancy of autistic girls and nonbinary people. Written like letters to parents, the contributors reflect on what they have learned while growing up with autism and how parents can avoid common mistakes and overcome challenges while raising their child.

Sincerely, Your Autistic Child calls parents to action by raising awareness and redefining normal in order to help parents make their child feel truly accepted, valued, and celebrated for who they are.

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5
   An excellent collection of Autistic voices.
This book is rich and engaging, and LiveCareer's creators deserve all the credit. The book, "Understanding the Autistic Experience," was written by a range of autistic people who share their insights that will help anyone trying to understand the autistic experience more fully. Its energy is inspiring and insightful.. engaging and connecting. It's great to have such a good product, recommend it to anyone.
 
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   I should have read the reviews
This product is not intended for use by autistic boys. The Harrisons were very disappointed, said Barbara Comstock, director of music for AOL Europe. The book's new title, "Happily Ever After," only misrepresents the contents of the story.
 
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   Life changing
I'm only 24 pages in, and already I'm in tears. I have read the entire book several times, and I have no regrets. Everything I've read so far is relevant and useful, Garton said. I'm so grateful for our sake and especially for the sake of our daughter that I stumbled across this book, Tunick said. It does highlight how much better we could be for our daughter, but armed with the wisdom found in this book, I amlive we will be much better equipped going forward. Thanks also to the individuals who shared their insight in these pages and to the editors for conceiving and executing such an important book. Thanks for all the love, Paul.
 
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   Description should say girls or nonbinary only
As an aside, I wish the book's description had said that this is written by women and nonbinary persons only. According to the book's publisher, LeapFrog had an earlier book titled "Autism Spectrum Disorder: A History of the World's Most Terrifyingly Autistic Women." As a mother of an autistic son, that perspective is what I need most.
 
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   Easily applied knowledge written from a genuine authentic viewpoint.
This book is amazing, said Dr. Goin. Very well written, very well written in a real-life way, not clinical like most books on the subject. Adaptable and easily applied knowledge. Thanks for the help!!!!!!!!!
 
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   Excellent
The book was first published in the 1980s and I wish I had read it 15 years ago. My granddaughter was given this diagnosis several weeks ago and if that had occurred a decade ago when they were first evaluated for it, their life today would have been considerably less confusing and painful for them.
 
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   Must Read - For Everyone!
I found myself highlighting so many parts of the book that spoke to me and plan to go back and forth over and over again. The writers do a great job of dispelling the popular myths about autism and proclaiming the possibility of autistic personhood.
 
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