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Sincerely, Your Autistic Child: What People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew...

Sincerely, Your Autistic Child: What People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew... 2021-07-18

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Emily Paige Ballou, Sharon daVanport, Morenike Giwa Onaiwu, eds.
Part memoir, part guide, and part love letter, Sincerely, Your Autistic Child is an indispensable collection that invites parents and allies into the unique and often unheard experiences of autistic children and teens, highlighting how parents can avoid common mistakes and misconceptions, and make their child feel truly accepted, valued, and celebrated for who they are.

Most resources available for parents come from psychologists, educators, and doctors, offering parents a narrow and technical approach to autism. This rich, diverse, and poignant collection represents an authentic resource for parents written by autistic women and nonbinary people themselves.

From childhood and education to culture, gender identity, and sexuality, this anthology tackles the everyday joys and challenges of growing up while honestly addressing the emotional needs, sensitivity, and vibrancy of autistic kids, youth, and young adults.

Emily Paige Ballou is an autistic queer woman who lives in New York City, where she works as an off-Broadway stage manager of new plays and musicals.

Sharon daVanport is founder and executive director of the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN), the nation’s leading orginanization committeed to furthering the neurodiversity movement with a commitment to disability and gender justice and trans liberation.

Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, humanities scholar in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University, is a writer, an autistic educator of color, and an autism parent in a neurodiverse, serodifferent, multicultural adoptive family.

Other Contributors:
B. Martin Allen
Brigid Rankowski
Jane Strauss
Kassaine Asasumasu
Katie Levin
Lei Wiley-Mydske
Dusya Lyubovskaya
Anonymous (x2)
Heidi Wangelin
Karen Lean
Jennifer St. Jude
Ondrea Marisa Robinson
Haley Moss
Victoria M. Rodriguez-Roldan
Amethyst Schaber
Kayla Smith
Amelia “Mel” Evelyn Voicy Baggs
Amy Sequenzia
Lynne Soraya
Maxfield Sparrow
Mallory Cruz
Kayla Rodriguez
Jean Winegardner
Alexandra Forshaw
Lydia X.Z. Brown
Beth Ryan

Beacon Press
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