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Summary

A diverse collection of autistic voices that highlights how parents can avoid common mistakes and misconceptions, and make their child feel truly accepted, valued, and celebrated for who they are.

Most resources available for parents come from psychologists, educators, and doctors, offering parents a narrow and technical approach to autism. Sincerely, Your Autistic Child represents an authentic resource for parents written by autistic people themselves.

From childhood and education to culture, gender identity, and sexuality, this anthology tackles the everyday joys and challenges of growing up while honestly addressing the emotional needs, sensitivity, and vibrancy of autistic kids, youth, and young adults. Contributors reflect on what they have learned while growing up on the autism spectrum and how parents can avoid common mistakes and overcome challenges while raising their child.

Part memoir, part guide, and part love letter, Sincerely, Your Autistic Child is an indispensable collection that invites parents and allies into the unique and often unheard experiences of autistic children and teens.

©2021 Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network (P)2021 Random House Audio

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“This book is absolutely required reading for parents, educators, and caregivers who interact with anyone on the autism spectrum.” (Library Journal, starred review) 

Sincerely, Your Autistic Child is an essential anthology edited and written by Autistic people. Parents and Autistic children need to know the wisdom of Autistic adults who show that infinite futures are possible. I can’t wait to share and recommend this book - what a gift.” (Alice Wong, editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

“Autism is no one thing, and there are so many experiences that have never been shared. This book is a great start to showing the diversity that lives on the spectrum. Anybody who thinks differently, and anybody who loves someone who thinks differently, will find this collection invaluable.” (Hannah Gadsby, writer and comedian) 

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Has given me the insight I so desperately needed to understand and alter my own short comings

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  • Jessi
  • 03-04-21

Life-Changing, Life-Affirming

So many voices telling their stories, and I saw myself in every one.💖😭💖 Please, if you know an autistic person, or suspect you are autistic, this book will change your life in some way.

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  • Kevin Bryan Wilson
  • 08-08-21

I needed this book

i learned a lot from this book. it is an emotional rollercoaster. if you want to learn more about autism this is a good place to start

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  • melinna leon
  • 27-06-21

Loved it!

I loved it! it was eye opening, relatable and well read. It changed my perspective definitely. I hope more people can read o listen to this.

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  • baila
  • 03-04-22

Wow what a book!

The most amazing book on autism I’ve read so far! Wow! Amazing!!! Definitely would recommend any one to read it, normal or autistic.

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  • Robert
  • 07-08-22

Geared towards girls.

This book was recommended to me and I bought it with out reading about it. This whole book is geared towards autistic girls. Yeah there’s somethings that I can see useful for my son buts it’s not a book I would recommend if you have an autistic son.

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  • Kelly A Clemons
  • 21-07-22

Eye opening

While this opened my eyes to how people with Autism feel and think and what they need. I also found it a little conflicting on how to help. One writer spoke about not using therapy or using labels another spoke on some therapy helps and talking about the types of Autism your child might have openly beneficial.

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  • S. Ward
  • 10-05-22

SOME helpful insights

SOME of the chapters were insightful and helpful but there was a whole lot of gay and transgender and proper pronoun usage and victimhood in many chapters.

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  • caro filinich
  • 30-04-22

A must for parents of autistic kids

Loved it! honest stories and experiences valuable for parents of both autistic boys and girls.

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  • L C
  • 27-01-22

should be titled your mildly autistic daughter

This book was hard to finish good coaching for moms and dads first getting a diagnosis.

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  • Jessica
  • 26-01-22

Gut check on my parenting

I felt like I was doing ok with my daughters but this book pointed out lots I could be doing better and thankfully/hopefully in enough time I can act.