The Awesome Autistic Go-To Guide: A Practical Handbook for Autistic Teens and Tweens

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Apr 21, 2020 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 112 pages

This book explores what it feels like to be a young person on the autism spectrum and looks at all the brilliant things people on the autism spectrum can do.

Full of insights about being awesome and autistic, this book celebrates the strengths of understanding the world in a different way. It looks at all the reasons being you and thinking differently can be totally awesome! It also has tips for managing tricky situations such as meltdowns, sensory differences and anxiety. It includes fun activities and diary pages where you can write your thoughts and feelings to help you concentrate on your strengths and work on your challenges.

This book helps you develop the confidence to be who you are and help you live life with as little stress and anxiety as possible.

 

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Foreword by Dr Emma Goodall
9
1 All About Autism
11
2 Introducing Some Other Amazing People Who Are a Bit Like You
25
3 Why You Just Might Be Awesome
39
4 Why Being You Can Sometimes Be Hard
51
5 Some Ways to Make Life Easier
63
6 Growing Up True to You
85
7 Telling Others About Your Autism
93
8 Big Yay for Being You
99
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About the author (2020)

Yenn Purkis is an autistic and non-binary advocate, author and presenter. Yenn has given a presentation for TEDx Canberra and has been a frequent keynote presenter at autism and disability events for several years. Yenn has a number of awards, including the 2016 ACT Volunteer of the Year award.

Tanya Masterman is an autistic parent of an autistic child. She is Canberra Coordinator for Gifted 2E Support Australia (a national support group for twice-exceptional young people) and an Events Coordinator for Yellow Ladybugs, an organisation that supports autistic girls and women.

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