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Growing in to Autism

Growing in to Autism

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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. It gives fascinating insight, practical explanations and advice, delivered from the author’s deeply personal perspective. Will be recommending this book to many people in my life and looking forward to more from this author.

There are some bits I couldn't relate to as I also have ADHD, however this book was a good read and a great resource for other late diagnosed autistic women, and those around them. This is a comprehensive study of one woman's autism and, as such, it will be extremely helpful for anybody who thinks they might be autistic themselves or who knows somebody who has been diagnosed with autism. was a beautifully written, heartfelt and unprejudiced autobiography as well as exposition full of sincere and unembellished analysis and personal chronicling about Professor Sandra's late Autism diagnosis. I learned a lot and it will definitely help me to be more inclusive and understanding of people with autism. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.You can pick it up and try to put it down, but you will find yourself gripped by the narrative style, and will carry it with you everywhere until you are done. I strongly recommend to anyone going through this process that you take someone with you who knows you well. Part memoir, part guide to growing in to autism, I can see this book being really helpful for autistic people - whether they have a diagnosis already or if they are thinking they might be autistic and are looking for a diagnosis - and non-autistic people who are looking to understand autistic experiences. There are probably a lot of adults who may be having the same thoughts and feelings you were when considering exploring an autism diagnosis. The book is also abundantly illustrated with—often humorous—examples of when Thom-Jones has not always got the situation right, providing many humble, but relatable experiences.

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. Written with deep reflection, humour, and in part from a place of introspection, Sandra Thom-Jones has endured, as has her beloved family.After much deliberation I finally settled on using the three categories of the DSM framework as the broad categorisation. Professor Sandra Thom-Jones is an autistic woman, and the very proud mother of two autistic adult sons. Sandra does an excellent job of describing the many traits that autistic people may present, how they have shown up in her life and possible opportunities for support.

The “at home with my family” me was somewhere in between the two of these but still felt the need to keep certain aspects of herself hidden even from her closest family members in case they realised just how damaged she was. Many of the common day to day experiences and challenges Autistic people face are discussed, from discovering you are Autistic later in life, to sensory sensitivities, social relationships, parenting, work, burnout, and so much more. Here I was, a person with an abject fear of failure and a strong need for control, who had gone through school with the absolute conviction that anything less than 100% on an exam was tantamount to failure.This was a profound awakening – throughout her life she had been masking her true self and this effort had come at great physical, mental and emotional cost.



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