Dr Beardon's book highlights that anxiety for Autistic people exists not because we are predisposed to it, but as a very real response to the negative consequences of the environments around us. Taking us through stages of when anxiety might be heightened, Dr Beardon validates Autistic experience; suggesting where Autistic people could take some control and focusing not on Autistic people as the ones who need to change, but instead on how those around us can and should change.
So many excellent ideas, with insightful and important examples from the experiences of autistic people throughout. This book is easy to read, full of practical advice, and has led me to think deeply about autistic anxiety. From sensory and healthcare needs, diagnosis and employment, through to relationships and relaxation, there is something for everyone.
An accessible and essential guide to understanding the subtleties that can cause anxiety for autistic people; with simple tips that can make a huge difference. You will meet autistic people, so please read this book.
Covering crucial areas such as employment, healthcare and relationships, this book empowers autistic people and their loved ones to advocate for a better quality of life. As always, Luke's knowledge, passion and wealth of experience shines through every page.