Books on Autism

Reviews for books and media on autism and other related topics.

Review – Understanding Autism on the Field — December 11, 2017

Review – Understanding Autism on the Field

Understanding Autism on the Field

Understanding Autism on the Field – Kathy Stanton

I tread back into the realm of Kindle Unlimited books with this book that indicated it contained coaching tips for autistic children.

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Opportunity to share experiences in an upcoming book by Dean Worton, Luke Beardon and Kleio Cossburn — December 7, 2017

Opportunity to share experiences in an upcoming book by Dean Worton, Luke Beardon and Kleio Cossburn

In a break from normal posting routine – I wanted to post about an opportunity for autistic people/people with autism who are also LGBT to contribute to a new book by Dean Worton, Luke Beardon and Kleio Cossburn. Before going further the link to all the information is at:

Dean Worton’s WordPress

The deadline for submissions is 30th June 2018.

So why is this book so important? Well two reasons really – the first is that Dean and Luke (as well as writing books individually and with other people) are putting together a series of books which accesses the different views of different autistic people. They have two out already:

Bittersweet on the Autistic Spectrum

Love, Partnership, or Singleton on the Autism Spectrum

There is a powerful impact in accessing multiple, diverse views on a different topic and that in and of itself is important.

For the next two books in their planned series – this LGBT book and a book about autistic parents (deadline passed for that one) – there is particular importance because they are topics which are still very rarely discussed in media. There are certain differences, perhaps unique challenges that come with being on the spectrum and also being a parent or also identifying as LGBT (or both), yet almost no books which even touch on these subjects.

That’s why they are such important books so, even if you can’t submit something, keep a watch for their forthcoming release. Encouraging the publication of books like these is vital.

And finally – for those interested in the three editors/co-authors of this series and shamefully taken from Dean’s WordPress page:

Luke Beardon is a senior lecturer in Autism at Sheffield Hallam University. He has co-written and co-edited several books and for many years has spoken at conferences throughout the UK and provided support to Autistic individuals for many years.

Dean Worton has Asperger Syndrome. He works as a highways training administrator in the public sector and runs a UK-based online social support group for adults with AS/Autism. He co-written and co-edited several books in the field of Asperger Self-Help.

Kleio Cossburn is a former police officer. She has a Bachelor of Science degree, and a post graduate certificate in Autism and Asperger Syndrome, and a post graduate certificate in Criminology. She is currently developing her research skills prior to undertaking doctoral studies.

Review – Employable Me: Series 2 Episode 2 “Marve and Nicola” — December 5, 2017
Review – Haze — December 4, 2017
Review – The A Word: Season 2, Episode 4 — December 3, 2017

Review – The A Word: Season 2, Episode 4

If nothing else, this season is going to stick in my memory for the great quotes that come from some of the characters. Admittedly Joe, Rebecca and Nicola get the majority of them and they were already my three favourite characters so perhaps that’s part of it.

Anyway, Rebecca colludes with the rest of the family to send Allison and Paul away to reconcile their differences for the weekend while they look after Joe and complete the onerous questionnaire about him that Allison was given. Meanwhile Maurice prepares for his big race while also dealing with his feelings for Louise.

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Review – Employable Me: Series 2 Episode 1 “Andy and Ryan” —

Review – Employable Me: Series 2 Episode 1 “Andy and Ryan”

The first series of Employable Me was celebrated and criticised in quite equal amounts, a balance which seems likely to follow with this series as well. Whereas the first series focused exclusively on Tourette’s Syndrome and Autism, series two has moved on to focus on a wider range of disabilities or conditions.

Employers see the wheelchair first and me and my abilities second

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Review – The Good Doctor: Episode 9 “Intangibles” — December 2, 2017
Review: Wishing On the Midnight Star — December 1, 2017
November’s Round-up — November 30, 2017
Review – I’m Not Naughty- I’m Autistic — November 29, 2017

Review – I’m Not Naughty- I’m Autistic

I’m Not Naughty – I’m Autistic – Jean Shaw

Imnotnaughtyimautistic

A few years back, someone recommended this book to me. It was the first autism-related parent biographies that I had ever read. When I was recategorising my books on my tablet (which is a repetitive behaviour that I tend to do more than actually read when I’m under stress), I could not remember a thing about this book. So I decided to re-read it.

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