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Published November 2016
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Patience Virtue
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This *is* the book I wish my parents had had when I was younger. This is the book I wish every parent would read, those who are our parents, our friends parents, our relatives and teachers and neighbours. This is the book I hope every autistic girl can get her hands on so they know they are not alone, they are not wrong, and we love them and have their backs.

This is a book I will be returning to again and again for affirmation and encouragement and love and support.

Autistic is beautiful.
Lucas
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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One of the best books on autism I’ve ever read.
Jessica
“Therapies that value compliance and normalcy or sameness amongst peers are not respectful of your [client’s] dignity, individuality, and autonomy” (Lei Wiley-Mydske, “Change the World, Not Your Child,” p. 57).

“Understand what acceptance really means. It does not mean no supports or accommodations. It does not mean no help or therapies. Acceptance means you accept your [client’s] Autistic neurology as valid. When we value Autistic and disabled lives, we understand that love and acceptance are c
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Julie
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A book for parents and teachers, as well as autistic girls and women. Autism is different in girls, though many people's ideas about autistic children are based on how it appears in boys. Girls are underdiagnosed, their needs often unmet at home and at school, rewarded for compliant behavior, and taught to squelch their natural interests and methods of communication.This book, written mostly by autistic women, provides guidance for parents on what their daughters need: love, acceptance, support, ...more
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