Spectrum Women (Paperback)

Walking to the Beat of Autism

By Barb Cook (Editor), Michelle Garnett (Editor), Jen Elcheson (Contribution by)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 9781785924347, 336pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2018

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Barb Cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic perspective, and present empowering, helpful and supportive insights from their personal experience for fellow autistic women. Michelle Garnett's comments validate and expand the experiences described from a clinician's perspective, and provide extensive recommendations.

Autistic advocates including Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Jeanette Purkis, Artemisia and Samantha Craft offer their personal guidance on significant issues that particularly affect women, as well as those that are more general to autism. Contributors cover issues including growing up, identity, diversity, parenting, independence and self-care amongst many others. With great contributions from exceptional women, this is a truly well-rounded collection of knowledge and sage advice for any woman with autism.

About the Author

Barb Cook is editor of the autism magazine, Spectrum Women, and is very active writing articles, speaking at events and advocating for autistic women. Michelle Garnett PhD, is a clinical psychologist and founder and Director of Minds & Hearts: A Specialist Clinic for Asperger's Syndrome and Autism based in Brisbane, Australia