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Growing in to Autism

Growing in to Autism

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But from the inside looking out, she was struggling to make sense of her place in the world, constantly feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, and convinced that her challenges with daily life just meant that she had to try harder.

Success and autism, it is believed, are mutually exclusive; if you have a range of support needs, then you cannot be considered successful. I was also concerned it would affect my career, given the stigma and stereotypes around autism I had experienced so often in my children’s lives. This provides an illuminating juxtaposition of Autistic versus non-Autistic experiences throughout the book, particularly those centred on social communication.Professor Sandra Thom-Jones is an autistic woman, and the very proud mother of two autistic adult sons. Both of my sons were clients of the same psychology practice, the ASD Clinic, which had been recommended to me as the experts in autism when we moved to Melbourne in 2014.

This book has the propensity to make visible that which was previously invisible and to impact people that matter to us, one conversation at a time. When asked “what’s it like to be autistic” she replies that is equivalent to being asked what’s it like to be me. Deciding on the structure of the book was difficult and I must’ve changed my mind dozens of times about the right structure.

However, I thought that for many people, particularly those who are newly diagnosed or parents of people who are newly diagnosed and seeking to understand what it means to be autistic, this framework is probably where they start from because they walk out of the diagnostician with those categories and that framework. It can be read from cover to cover, but you could just as easily pick and choose the chapters which interest you the most. I was ready for him to laugh or express surprise at such a crazy thought, but instead he said: “Yes, I am sure you are. There weren’t really specific chapters or sections that I found hard in the sense of a particular topic, but there were definitely aspects of the book that I struggled with.



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