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

An Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network anthology

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    Author:
    Emily Paige Ballou, Sharon daVanport, Morenike Giwa Onaiwu, eds.
    Book Type:
    • Paperback
    • Digital
    • Audible
    • MP3 / Audiobook CD
    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
    HW
    Lynne Soraya
    Maxfield Sparrow
    Mallory Cruz
    Kayla Rodriguez
    Jean Winegardner
    Alexandra Forshaw
    Lydia X.Z. Brown
    Beth Ryan

    Beacon Press
    2021 1e
    224pp