Working with Autistic Transgender and Non-Binary People

Research, Practice and Experience

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Press reviews for: Working with Autistic Transgender and Non-Binary People

Rua M. Williams, Assistant Professor, Purdue University

This collection articulates -- with nuance, care, and determination -- the multi-faceted issues faced by autistic transgender people in accessing gender-affirming care. The authors host a robust discussion of autism and gender at the intersections of race and age. This volume is an essential resource for professionals in education, psychiatry, and medicine.

Dr. Shanna K. Kattari, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work and Director of the [Sexuality | Relationships | Gender] Research Collective

I cannot emphasize enough how important this book is, particularly in centering the voices of autistic trans and gender diverse people, rather than allistic cisgender people speaking on their behalf. A must read for educators, therapists, health care providers, parents, and anyone else who engages with these populations.

Yenn Purkis - autistic and non-non-binary advocate and author

This book is an excellent, inclusive and helpful resource on neurodiversity, gender diversity and intersectionality. Highly recommended.

- Maxfield Sparrow, editor of Spectrums: Autistic Transgender People in Their Own Words (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2020)

This is an excellent resource for professionals who work with all autistic people. As Kourti reveals, gender variance is far more common among autistic people so it's important to learn how to be safe for transgender and non-binary people. Academically rigorous, accessible to professionals from a variety of fields, and written by the leading experts: Autistic people themselves.

Dr Tony Attwood, Minds and Hearts Clinic, Brisbane

Parents and professionals need to listen to the voices of autistic transgender and non-binary people as well as the professionals who support them. We can then share the journey together with acceptance and authentication.

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