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Trans and Autistic

Trans and Autistic

Stories from Life at the Intersection

Noah Adams and Bridget Liang

Quick Overview

The first book to foreground the voices and experiences of autistic trans people, this collection of interviews explores questions of identity and gender from a neurodiverse perspective and examines how this impacts family, work, healthcare and religion.
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Paperback / softback
2020, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 208pp
ISBN: 9781785924842
£16.99

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Description

This ground-breaking book foregrounds the voices of autistic trans people as they speak candidly about how their autism and gender identity intersects and the impact this has on their life.

Drawing upon a wealth of interviews with transgender people on the autism spectrum, the book explores experiences of coming out, with self-discovery, healthcare, family, work, religion and community support, to help dispel common misunderstandings around gender identity and autism, whilst allowing autistic trans people to see their own neurodiverse experiences reflected in these interviews.

An incisive introduction clearly sets out up-to-date research and thinking, before each chapter draws together key findings from the interviews, along with advice and support for those providing support to autistic trans individuals. Both accessible and authoritative, Trans and Autistic is an essential publication for autistic trans people, their families, and professionals wanting to understand and support their clients better.

Reviews

'An absolute "must read" not only for parents and families but for physicians and professionals as well who work with Autistic Youth. Dr Manassis offers a book that is easy to read as well as comprehensive and based on the latest research with multiple references. She addresses the challenging realities of the transition to adulthood in ASD offering pragmatic solutions that inspire and motivate the reader. I wholeheartedly recommend it!'
- Jake Pyne, Assistant Professor, York University School of Social Work

'Trans and Autistic: Stories from Life at the Intersection opens with the disability community maxim "Nothing About Us Without Us"... and more than lives up to its promise. In these ten chapters, authors Noah Adams and Bridget Liang bring the reader into ten autistic trans worlds that span the ordinary and the extraordinary. Refusing to play the part of the spectacle, what Adams and Liang offer is deceptively simple - a set of vital voices rarely heard on their own terms.'
- Jake Pyne, Assistant Professor, York University School of Social Work

Authors

By (author): Noah Adams, Bridget Liang