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My essays have been published in a new book on autism

In early 2013 I was asked to be part of a book project that was gathering the personal experiences and advice from over two dozen adults on the autism spectrum. I'm very happy to say that the book has been published. :la: It's called "Been There. Done That. Try This!" and subtitled "An Aspie's Guide to Life on Earth". It was put together by Craig Evans, creator of the website autismhangout, and Anita Lesko, author of "Asperger Syndrome: When Life Hands you Lemons, Make Lemonade". All proceeds will go to charity.

It contains essays on 17 different "stressors" that were determined by an online poll to be the most important, such as anxiety, getting a job, meltdowns, relationships, and sensory issues. The authors include Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Stephen Shore, Jennifer Cook O'Toole, Lars Perner, and Alexis Wineman, Miss Montana 2012. Seven of my essays will be published.

In addition, Dr. Tony Attwood, who is widely regarded as the world's leading expert on Asperger Syndrome, ends each chapter with his suggestions on how to deal with the issue. Also included are art works by artists on the spectrum that relate to a specific topic.

The ebook is available to download for Kindle, Nook, or Kobo. The paperback is available from Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Indigo, or can be ordered directly from the British publisher Jessica Kingsley. Here are the links for each of those:

Amazon US (Kindle) (read samples by clicking "Look Inside")

Amazon UK (Kindle) (read samples by clicking "Look Inside")

Barnes&Noble (Nook) (read samples by clicking "Read Instantly")

Indigo (Kobo)

Jessica Kingsley

Several weeks before publication the authors were sent a preview version as a pdf attachment. I read all 300 pages and was surprised at the variety of experiences and methods used to deal with the stressors, as well as the many similarities among us. I'm proud to be a part of this project and can highly recommend it to anyone on the spectrum, anyone whose life is affected by autism, or for anyone interested in understanding how we cope with the world in our everyday lives. :thumbsup:

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