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What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew

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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.
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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“I feel intensely. I smell mold and bad food before others. I hear fluorescent lights. Clothing hurts, noises invade, colors take my breath away. My daily reality is governed by too much sensation and not enough sensation. Patterns are soothing because they create order in what feels like chaos. Sometimes I shut down and I lose language. Other times I get overloaded and act it out in ways that get me in trouble. My world is intense, rich, real, sometimes painful and definitely different. Understand” 1 likes
“Don’t fall into the trap of believing that if we are good at one thing, we will be good at some totally unrelated thing. Don’t make it sound like any autistic person has a certain level of skills across the board. Autistic people’s skills are described consistently since the 1940’s as being very uneven. There’s a reason for that.” 1 likes
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