M is for Autism

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jul 1, 2015 - Young Adult Fiction - 96 pages

M. That's what I'd like you to call me please. I'll tell you why later.

Welcome to M's world. It's tipsy-turvy, sweet and sour, and the beast of anxiety lurks outside classrooms ready to pounce. M just wants to be like other teenagers her age who always know what to say and what to do. So why does it feel like she lives on a different plane of existence to everyone else?

Written by the students of Limpsfield Grange, a school for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder with communication and interaction difficulties, M is for Autism draws on real life experiences to create a heartfelt and humorous novel that captures the highs and lows of being different in a world of normal.


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User Review  - alanteder - LibraryThing

I found out about this book through the UK TV Documentary "Girls with Autism" which follows several of the students of Limpsfileld Grange School (a specialist UK school for girls with autism) in their ... Read full review

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A story written by M, a teenage girl diagnosed with autism. Gives an insight into her world which will be helpful for teenage girls with autism and parents, carers and professionals. Well-reviewed and well worth a read. Read full review

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The students of Limpsfield Grange, a residential school for girls with communication and interaction difficulties including Autism Spectrum Disorder, wrote and illustrated this book during three months of drama and creative writing workshops. The true life experiences of the girls were developed into M's story by Vicky Martin, the creative writing tutor who ran the workshops. She has previously worked on creative writing projects for the Royal Opera House's Education Department, and many theatres, arts centres and charities in the UK.