Our Autistic Lives: Personal Accounts from Autistic Adults Around the World Aged 20 to 70+

Alex Ratcliffe

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Published: 21st Jan '20

£14.99

Spanning six decades of experience, this collection of first-hand accounts from adults with Asperger’s and High Functioning Autism is about ageing with an autistic mind and the advantages and challenges that different eras in life can bring. It highlights common themes, such as the difference made by a diagnosis, to unite the experiences.

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Description

This collection of narratives from autistic adults is structured around their decades of experience of life, covering 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60 and 70s+. These are varied and diverse, spanning different continents, genders, sexualities and ethnicities, yet the author highlights the common themes that unite them and skilfully draws out these threads. Each chapter is based on accounts from one age group and includes accounts from people of that age, giving an insight into the history of autism and signifying how gaining a diagnosis (or not) has changed people’s lives over time. The book is about ageing with an autistic mind, and helping the reader find connections between neurotypical and neurodiverse people by acknowledging the challenges we all face in our past, present and futures.

Additional information

Weight 0.279 kg
Dimensions 22 × 136 × 212 mm
Page Count 272