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Being Autistic (And What That Actually Means)

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You're autistic - but what does that really mean?

Welcome to the ultimate guide to understanding who you are and what it means to be autistic!

In this fully illustrated graphic guide to what it means to be autistic and discover the differences between sensory seekers and avoiders, why you might find some things super easy and other things extra challenging and even begin to understand and navigate all of your big (and small) feelings.

Best of all, learn what makes you totally unique. You might just come away with some cool facts to share with your friends and family!
  • Published: Jul 18 2024
  • Pages: 160
  • 228 x 152mm
  • ISBN: 9781805011712
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Press Reviews

  • Dr Micaela Connolly, senior educational and child psychologist

    This is a fantastic book; a perfect combination of Niamh's wonderfully clear, practical, affirming information and Rebecca's gorgeous illustrations. It is a must read for children and young people, and indeed anyone who wants to learn about autism and being autistic.
  • Dr Luke Beardon, Senior Lecturer in Autism, Sheffield Hallam University

    Being autistic and having a good understanding of your own authentic autistic self is as valuable a gift you could ever give yourself - and this wonderful, realistic, optimistic, artistic book is a resource that could aid you towards that glorious understanding of self that all autistic people deserve.
  • Claire O’Neill, Autistic author and teacher.

    An informative guide for young Autistic people wishing to understand themselves better. Written in Niamh's friendly and gentle tone, it's a safe companion for this important journey of self-discovery.
  • Sharon McCarthy, Neurodivergent lecturer, advocate, author and parent

    An exceptional resource. Accessible and easy to understand, this is a must read for autistic children (and for everyone else!). Looking at areas of strength and areas of challenge as a point of fact, Niamh and Bex both capture and affirm autistic experience beautifully. I can't recommend it enough.
  • Yenn Purkis, Autistic advocate and author of books for autistic kids.

    I absolutely loved this book. I think autistic kids will gain a great deal from reading this. It is strongly focussed on strengths and inclusion and supporting autistic kids to be proud of who they are. Highly recommended.
  • Sarah Webb, children’s author and book reviewer

    This terrific book explains what being autistic actually means. It's written with clarity, warmth and humour and the illustrations are exceptional. A wonderful book that will help every child (and adult) understand what 'being autistic' means.