Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism

Voices from Across the Spectrum

Bringing together a collection of narratives from those who are on the autism spectrum whilst also identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and/or asexual (LGBTQIA), this book explores the intersection of the two spectrums as well as the diverse experiences that come with it.

By providing knowledge and advice based on in-depth research and personal accounts, the narratives will be immensely valuable to teenagers, adults, partners and families. The authors round these stories with a discussion of themes across narratives, and implications for the issues discussed. In the final chapter, the authors reflect on commonly asked questions from a clinical perspective, bringing in relevant research, as well as sharing best-practice tips and considerations that may be helpful for LGBTQIA and ASD teenagers and adults. These may also be used by family members and clinicians when counselling teenagers and adults on the dual spectrum.

With each chapter structured around LGBTQIA and autism spectrum identities, Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism highlights the fluidity of gender identity, sexual orientation and neurodiversity and provides a space for people to share their individual experiences.

£16.99
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Carolina Campos, PhD, co-founder of the Clinica Mexicana de Autismo CLIMA and Asperger México

This is a much needed book. In my 34 years of working with the autism spectrum, there have been several times when I have felt grateful for the information received, but never as much as I do with this book! So many times I have worked with people within the autistic spectrum struggling with gender, identity, and sexuality and related issues. Even as a psychotherapist, I have struggled many times to create awareness of these conditions even to fellow clinicians. So you can imagine the joy I felt reading about the courage and resilience of both, the clients and the clinicians on every page of this book! Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism is an in-depth analysis of gender and sexual diversity on the autism spectrum and the intersections of these identities. Diverse voices explain why clinical and social practices need a transformation namely: self acceptance and others' recognition. Thank you very much!

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