Autism, Identity and Me: A Practical Workbook to Empower Autistic Children and Young People Aged 10+
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I’ve been accused of that a lot in my life by people who said I don’t look Autistic but then make assumptions about my identity. Hearing voices of autistic children throughout the book gives a unique insight that can only be gained from listening to those with lived experience.
Autism, Identity and Me: A Practical Workbook and
These two definitions are very different and we might say that they highlight the difference between viewing Autism and Autistics through a deficit lens or through a strengths-based or neutral lens. Stand up and say, this is what it means to be me, and these are the things I need to survive and survive well.This follows the concept that the more people repeat the same thing over and over, the more likely it will slowly sink into the public consciousness, meaning that people become more acceptable to it.
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Autonomy may look and feel different for each of us, but I can only fully accept myself when I am given the autonomy to state who I am and to state what I need. But I beg anyone who identifies themselves, or whom identifies a child as ‘with’ or ‘having’ Autism to please look at the bigger picture, look at the industry, discover the history.The same people who tell you there is no support, that can’t help you, that send you on your way with something that you do not understand and are struggling to comprehend. I’ve broken it into chapters so it can be more easily digestible, so please do take breaks, take your time to process this and if there are any ways i can make this easier to consume, please let me know.