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Any good self-help Autism books, so I can learn more about myself?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by ROR, Dec 3, 2021.

  1. ROR

    ROR New Member

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    Trauma, Stigma and Autism.
    Drinking, Drug Use and Addiction in the Autism Community (if that's been an issue for you)

    There's a couple of general self-help books people have recommended to me:

    Waking the Tiger - Healing Trauma
    The Heartfulness Way
    Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself


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    The best self help book is right here on the forums. All the self help books I have encountered (I'm sure there are exceptions) appear to be written by "experts" who are not autistic themselves. They had no idea what being autistic is really like, and seemed to be geared toward either teaching how to mask and be somebody else to blend in, or curing the autism. Very little, if any, about how to actually deal with autism while being yourself.
     
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    Cynthia Kim writes well and is autistic herself.
    She is worth looking at as an author - I have 2 of her books.
     
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    There's a specific resources section about books on this site: Autism & Asperger's Books | Asperger's & Autism Forum
    Maybe you'll find something interesting there.

    She also has a blog: Musings of an Aspie
    I haven't read the books, but many of the blog posts. I found the blog interesting and agree that her writing is worth looking into.
     
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