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The Awesome Autistic Go-To Guide: A Practical Handbook for Autistic Teens and Tweens Spiral-Bound | April 21, 2020

Yenn Purkis, Tanya Masterman

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A guide for autistic young people aged 10-14 that promotes self-acceptanceThis is a guide for young people aged 10-14 on the autism spectrum. It encourages teens and tweens to identify their strengths, suggests how they can develop their identity, and celebrates neurodiversity. It also has tips for managing tricky situations such as anxiety and meltdowns, as well as fun activities and interactive sections.

This book explores what it feels like to be a young person on the autism spectrum and looks at all the brilliant things people on the autism spectrum can do.

Full of insights about being awesome and autistic, this book celebrates the strengths of understanding the world in a different way. It looks at all the reasons being you and thinking differently can be totally awesome! It also has tips for managing tricky situations such as meltdowns, sensory differences and anxiety. It includes fun activities and diary pages where you can write your thoughts and feelings to help you concentrate on your strengths and work on your challenges.

This book helps you develop the confidence to be who you are and help you live life with as little stress and anxiety as possible.

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 112 pages
ISBN-10: 1787753166
Item Weight: 0.3 lbs
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.6 x 9.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 101 to 500 ratings
An uplifting, engaging and interactive book that empowers autistic tweens and teens to explore, embrace and improve their understanding of what it means to be autistic. I love that the book provides useful and practical tips, celebrates differences and reminds us that we are not alone. -Siena Castellon, author of The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic.
Yenn Purkis is an autistic and non-binary advocate, author and presenter. Yenn has a Masters degree in Fine Art from RMIT University. Yenn has given a presentation for TEDx Canberra and has been a frequent keynote presenter at autism and disability events for several years. Yenn has a number of awards, including the 2016 ACT Volunteer of the Year award and a number of other awards for community leadership including being nominated for the Australian of the Year award in 2017. Yenn has worked full-time for the Australian Public Service since 2007. They have facilitated a support group for autistic women and gender diverse folks in Canberra since 2011. Yenn has featured in media interviews for many years and was one of four autistic adults featured in the ABC TV documentary Alone in a Crowded Room. Yenn lives in Canberra, Australia.