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The #ActuallyAutistic Guide to Building Independence

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19th September 2024

Price: £15.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781805010005

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Transitioning into adulthood is already difficult, but being young and Autistic can make it so much harder. Leaving the protections and supports of childhood behind can feel daunting. In a world that often marginalises Autistic people, how do you begin to figure out and pursue your own goals and dreams, while also managing the new challenges of adulthood?

This empowering book is here to help you (and your Neurodiverse family and friends who love you) learn how to navigate these transitions on your own terms and timeline. It recognises that no matter where you are – home, school, college, work, out with friends – you have the right to be heard, to feel safe and comfortable, and to chart your own path to success. And it will give you the tools you need to make sure that happens.

So join us to hear #ActuallyAutistic teens and young adults share their experiences, helping you to move towards independence and show your allies how they can support you in this journey.


Sarah O'Brien, Author of So I'm Autistic,
Jenny and Jenna take their community-focused research and zero in on something of utmost importance to autistic people growing up, independence, in the ways that are most authentic for autistic youth by peppering in autistic perspectives and supportive reflections to build meaningful independence.