Books

 

Image is a picture of the cover of the book "Real Experts."

The Real Experts

I am a contributing author to this book which was edited by Michelle Sutton and published by Autonomous Press. In my chapter I share my disregard for social media/technology shaming. The following quote from the book’s intro provides a brief description of its content: “In The Real Experts , Michelle has collected writings from a dozen autistic authors, containing ‘insider’ wisdom on autism that has been invaluable to her family. The result is an extraordinary resource for families with autistic children, and also for educators, therapists, and other professionals.”

 

Image is a picture of the anthology "All The Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism."

All the Weight of Our Dreams Anthology

Along with Lydia X. Z. Brown and E. Ashkenazy, I am a co-editor and contributing author to this book, which is the first ever anthology on race and autism. The following quote from the anthology provides a helpful synopsis: “Delve into poetry, essays, short fiction, photography, paintings, and drawings in the first-ever anthology entirely by autistic people of color, featuring 61 writers and artists from seven countries. The work here represents the lives, politics, and artistic expressions of Black, Brown, Latinx, Indigenous, Mixed-Race, and other racialized and people of color from many autistic communities, often speaking out sharply on issues of marginality, intersectionality, and liberation.”

 

Image is a pic of the book "Knowing Why."

Knowing Why: Adult-Diagnosed People on Life and Autism

 

I am a contributing author of a chapter about intersectionality in this book which was edited by Elizabeth Bartmess. Knowing Why explores the experiences of Autistic people who did not receive their autism until adulthood. As described in the following quote, the book includes essays that “reflect the value of knowing why–why we are different from so many other people, why it can be so hard to do things others can take for granted, and why there is often such a mismatch between others’ treatment of us and our own needs, skills, and experiences. Essay topics include recovering from burnout, exploring our passions and interests, and coping with sensory overload, especially in social situations.”

 

 

 

I am a contributing author to a book that will be published by Palgrave MacMillan entitled “Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement: Stories from the Frontline.” This book, tentatively scheduled for ~Fall 2019, will provide “an overview of the neurodiversity movement, describing the key actions of autistic activists in the movement in their own words, covering how these actions have influenced how we understand autism in more social terms of civil rights and identity rather than as a medical collection of deficits and symptoms. The book will also provide a critical space to examine activists’ responses to various academic critiques that have been made of neurodiversity.” Stay tuned for more details!

 

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Under a pseudonym, I am a contributing author to a book of poetry and art created by survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence. The book, which is still in development, is part of a fundraising effort for a program that provides services for parents who are starting over after leaving their abusers.

 

 

 

 

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