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

by Yenn Purkis and Tanya Masterman Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
04/2020
ISBN:
9781787753167
Format:
Pbk 112 pages
Price:
AU$31.99 NZ$32.17
Product Status: Not Yet Published - See Pub Date for expected date
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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. Age Range: 10-14 years.
'An uplifting, engaging and interactive book that empowers autistic tweens and teens to explore, embrace and improve their understanding of what it means to be autistic. I love that the book provides useful and practical tips, celebrates differences and reminds us that we are not alone.' - Siena Castellon, author of The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic.
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.