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Knowing why : adult-diagnosed autistic people on life and autism / edited by Elizabeth Bartmess.

By: Bartmess, Elizabeth.
Publisher: Washington, DC : The Autistic Press, 2018Copyright date: 2018Description: 143 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781938800078.Other title: Adult-diagnosed autistic people on life and autism.Subject(s): AUTISM | ADULTS | DIAGNOSIS | BURNOUT | SENSORY ISSUES | INCLUSION | EMPLOYMENT | NEURODIVERSITY | COPING | HEALTH ISSUES | PERSONAL NARRATIVESGenre/Form: Autistic people's writings. | Essays. | Biography. | Essays.
Contents:
Introduction / Elizabeth Bartmess -- Emerging from burnout / Erin Human -- Being the dictionary: on passions, diagnosis and integration / A. J. Adasso -- Sensory issues and social inclusion / Stuart Neilson -- Working while autistic / Kelly Bron Johnson -- All of me: how do I know where blackness ends and neurodivergence begins? / Mor�enike Giwa Onaiwu -- Using intersecting identities and radically accepting communities to increase coping skills / Samantha Hack -- Autistic navigation of chronic illness, mental illness and healthcare / Amythest Schaber -- The spectrum and depression: four stories / M. Kelter -- Cyborgs, Luddites and to-do list apps: an autistic use of technology / A. C. Buchanan.
Summary: This anthology includes essays from a diverse group of adult-diagnosed autistic people. Our essays reflect the value of knowing why - why we are different from so many other people, why it can be so hard to do things others can take for granted, and why there is often such a mismatch between others' treatment of us and our own needs, skills, and experiences. Essay topics include recovering from burnout, exploring our passions and interests, and coping with sensory overload, especially in social situations.
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Introduction / Elizabeth Bartmess -- Emerging from burnout / Erin Human -- Being the dictionary: on passions, diagnosis and integration / A. J. Adasso -- Sensory issues and social inclusion / Stuart Neilson -- Working while autistic / Kelly Bron Johnson -- All of me: how do I know where blackness ends and neurodivergence begins? / Mor�enike Giwa Onaiwu -- Using intersecting identities and radically accepting communities to increase coping skills / Samantha Hack -- Autistic navigation of chronic illness, mental illness and healthcare / Amythest Schaber -- The spectrum and depression: four stories / M. Kelter -- Cyborgs, Luddites and to-do list apps: an autistic use of technology / A. C. Buchanan.

This anthology includes essays from a diverse group of adult-diagnosed autistic people. Our essays reflect the value of knowing why - why we are different from so many other people, why it can be so hard to do things others can take for granted, and why there is often such a mismatch between others' treatment of us and our own needs, skills, and experiences. Essay topics include recovering from burnout, exploring our passions and interests, and coping with sensory overload, especially in social situations.

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