Coming October 2022

What I Mean When I Say I’m Autistic:
Unpuzzling a Life on the Autism Spectrum

Welcome inside the mind of an autistic woman! In this mix of memoir and manifesto, I share the trials and triumphs of a life before and after diagnosis.

Have you ever wondered…

  • How might it feel to be autistic? Or, if you’re autistic, what words can you use to help others understand?
  • Why are autistic and non-autistic people so puzzling to one another?
  • How does neuroscience explain the spectrum of autistic traits?
  • And what could you discover about your own mind – neurotypical or neurodivergent – through learning about another?

I’ve poured my heart and mind into this book, drawing on stories I’ve written as Neurobeautiful as well as memories I’ve never shared before. It’s an analysis of my autistic thinking, a guide to autistic thriving, and a celebration of autistic brains.

I hope that What I Mean When I Say I’m Autistic will inspire autistic people and those who know us, offering insight and encouragement to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of autism.

Available October 2022 in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats.

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