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The autism and neurodiversity self-advocacy handbook : developing the skills to determine your own future / Barb Cook and Yenn Purkis.

The autism and neurodiversity self-advocacy handbook : developing the skills to determine your own future / Barb Cook and Yenn Purkis.
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ISBN 9781787755758 (paperback)
Author Cook, Barb author.
Title The autism and neurodiversity self-advocacy handbook : developing the skills to determine your own future / Barb Cook and Yenn Purkis.
Publisher/Date London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2022.
©2022
Pagination etc. 167 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents note What is advocacy and why do we need it? -- Practical steps to advocacy -- Managing issues in the workplace -- Managing issues in relationships -- Advocacy in old age -- Advocacy in different settings, including healthcare -- Advocacy with friends and family members -- Advocacy and a public profile -- Knowing what works for you in the environment -- Advocacy study: autism leadership and the online world -- Considerations around advocacy.
Summary Note "Being autistic, you might come across more challenges than others around you, such as dealing with ableism, discrimination in employment or difficulties in your relationships. Written by two autistic activists, this book will give you the tools and strategies to advocate for yourself in any situation. It covers specific scenarios including work, school, and family and relationships, as well as looking at advocacy for the wider community, whether that's through social media, presentations or writing. Additionally, the book provides advice on building independence, developing your skills, standing up for others and resolving conflict. The authors explore the overall impact of self-advocacy in all areas of your life, building a sense of confidence, resilience and control. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience, this book will help you to successfully prioritize your needs and rights, challenge what is unfair or unjust and make your voice heard."--Back cover.
Subject Autistic people
Self-confidence
Neurodiversity
Autistic people -- Social life and customs
Self-perception
Added Author Purkis, Yenn, 1974- author.
Shelf Location 616.85882 COOK
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