The only problem I have with this book, and in fact it’s a pet peeve of mine, is that I think it’s a fantastic book for parents of autistics of all genders and not just girls. If they changed the title to “Child” instead of “Girl” I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to every single parent of an autistic child. And even as it is, I’d still recommend parents of boys and other genders read it too.
Because the messages in the book are exactly those I’d say myself. So many brilliant autistic advocates, with various backgrounds, all basically writing versions of the same thing. And that resounding message is the importance of Community. That the best advice anyone can give to parents of autistic children is to listen to autistic adults, to introduce your child to their voices. And to listen to your child, no matter how they communicate.
Another gem of a book published by the Autism Women’s Network.