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Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism: Voices From Across the Spectrum

by Eva Mendes and Meredith R. Maroney Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
01/2019
ISBN:
9781785927546
Format:
Pbk 200 pages
Price:
AU$37.99 NZ$39.12
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Bringing together a collection of narratives from those who are on the autism spectrum whilst also identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and/or asexual (LGBTQIA), this book explores the intersection of the two spectrums as well as the diverse experiences that come with it.


By providing knowledge and advice based on in-depth research and personal accounts, the narratives will be immensely valuable to teenagers, adults, partners and families. The authors round these stories with a discussion of themes across narratives, and implications for the issues discussed. In the final chapter, the authors reflect on commonly asked questions from a clinical perspective, bringing in relevant research, as well as sharing best-practice tips and considerations that may be helpful for LGBTQIA and ASD teenagers and adults. These may also be used by family members and clinicians when counselling teenagers and adults on the dual spectrum.


 


With each chapter structured around LGBTQIA and autism spectrum identities, Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism highlights the fluidity of gender identity, sexual orientation and neurodiversity and provides a space for people to share their individual experiences.


 


Market: Professionals and clinicians working with ASD individuals and families, individuals on the spectrum and their partners and family members, potential academic market, individuals on the spectrum.

1. Introduction. 2. Narrative chapters. 3. Reflections by Eva and Meredith from a clinical perspective.

Eva Mendes is an Asperger/autism specialist, couples' counselor and psychotherapist. She facilitates workshops and training at various universities, mental health and medical centres. Ms. Mendes also has a private practice where she works with clients from all over the world.


 


Meredith R. Maroney is a doctoral student pursuing research in the intersection of LGBTQ+ and ASD. She has worked with children, adolescents and young adults on the AS/ASD spectrum for a number of years through Aspire MGH and in college counselling centres.