Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN Number 978 1 84905 684 7
I don’t know how many of you saw the television documentary of the Students of Limpsfield Grange School (and a link to it if possible) and this is a book that is written by and for teenage girls with Autism, however not only would I recommend this for any teenager with Autism, but also for parents of children with Autism and certainly professionals. It is beautifully illustrated with lots of wonderful colour and lots of wonderful coloured pages (including purple!).
It is clearly written with not too many words and certainly no jargon or terminology, making it an accessible book for everyone. It talks very much about the anxiety of the young teenager with Autism, as well as the struggles to gain a diagnosis and the impact of the diagnosis, not only on the young girl herself, but on her mother and father. It also talks about the relationship between her and her brother and in very few words, in my opinion, manages to convey in particular, the anxiety and confusion that surrounds people with Autism living in the world that is at best confusing and at times frightening.
I wholeheartedly recommend this and brought the book along to our August post diagnostic support group meeting and gave to Autism Inclusive. As always the books can be borrowed from Autism Inclusive, there is no charge but donations will be gratefully received.Share This Post: