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Memoirs and autobiography

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  1. Like Colour to the Blind

    Like Colour to the Blind

    Soul Searching and Soul Finding

    Donna Williams

    In Donna's relationship with Ian, a man with difficulties related to her own, we watch the two of them break through their rock-solid emotional barriers and dare to defy all the rules imposed by the autistic condition of 'exposure anxiety'. Their struggle is told with Donna's characteristic humour, insight and sense of fragility. Learn More
    1998, 240pp
  2. Nobody Nowhere

    Nobody Nowhere

    The Remarkable Autobiography of an Autistic Girl

    Donna Williams

    Nobody Nowhere is an account of the soul of someone who lived the word 'autism' and survived in an unsympathetic environment despite intense inner chaos and incomprehension. It describes how, against the odds, Donna came to live independently, achieve a place at university, and write this remarkable autobiography. Learn More
    1998, 192pp
  3. Discovering My Autism

    Discovering My Autism

    Apologia Pro Vita Sua (With Apologies to Cardinal Newman)

    Edgar Schneider

    Edgar Schneider is believed to be a high-functioning autistic with attention deficit disorder. In this book he reflects on his experiences and memories of his childhood and teenage years as a clever and artistic loner. He explains how in order to experience 'emotions' such as grief, sympathy or desire, he must intellectualise or aestheticise them. Learn More
    1999, 144pp
  4.  Nobody Nowhere

    Nobody Nowhere

    A music CD

    Donna Williams

    This music CD features poems written or co-written by Donna Williams set to music which she has composed. The poems provide a personal insight, revealing to the non-autistic how the world appears to the autistic person. Learn More
    2000, CD-Audio, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, $31.95
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-899-1
  5. Life Behind Glass

    Life Behind Glass

    A Personal Account of Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Wendy Lawson

    Wendy Lawson has an autism spectrum disorder. She is now a mother of four with two university degrees; she is a social worker and adult educator, and operates her own business. She is also a poet and a writer, sharing her understanding of autism with others to help 'build a bridge…from my world to theirs'. Life Behind Glass is part of that bridge. Learn More
    2000, 128pp
  6. Lucy's Story

    Lucy's Story

    Autism and Other Adventures

    Lucy Blackman

    Born with Autism, Lucy could not understand much of what was said around her. As an adult she still barely speaks. But her ambition was to write a book. Through writing at high school she started to understand her own autism. She eventually came to type on a computer with no physical support to complete her BA (Hons) in Literary Studies. Learn More
    2001, 296pp
  7. Spirituality and the Autism Spectrum

    Spirituality and the Autism Spectrum

    Of Falling Sparrows

    Abe Isanon

    This is the first book focusing on the spirituality of people with autism spectrum disorders. Drawing on verbal and non-verbal narratives, Isanon explores the individual's struggle to come to terms with his or her humanity, and the spirituality of those who can neither reflect upon, nor express, their own life experiences. Learn More
    2001, 144pp
  8. An Asperger Marriage

    An Asperger Marriage

    Gisela and Christopher Slater-Walker

    Chris and Gisela have been partners for 12 years. When Chris was diagnosed with AS, Gisela had to come to terms with a marriage in which there would never be an intuitive understanding despite Chris's good intentions. It was the beginning of a long process of learning to live with a disability regarded by some as incompatible with marriage. Learn More
    2002, 160pp
  9. Embracing the Sky

    Embracing the Sky

    Poems beyond Disability

    Craig Romkema

    In this collection of poems, Craig Romkema describes the daily journey of an individual whose body is encumbered with the symptoms of autism and cerebral palsy, but whose mind and spirit are relatively unaffected. Forcing the barriers aside momentarily, he shares his life experience, offering insights into a life beyond disability. Learn More
    2002, 80pp
  10. Exposure Anxiety - The Invisible Cage

    Exposure Anxiety - The Invisible Cage

    An Exploration of Self-Protection Responses in the Autism Spectrum and Beyond

    Donna Williams

    Exposure anxiety is increasingly understood as a crippling condition affecting a high proportion of people on the autism spectrum. Based on personal experience, this book describes the condition and its underlying physiological causes, and presents approaches and strategies that can be used to combat it. Learn More
    2002, 336pp

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