How to be Autistic
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For Charlotte, autism is a fundamental aspect of her identity and art. Sheaddresses her reader in a voice that is direct, sharply clever and ironic. She witnesses her own behaviour with a wry humour as she sympathiseswith those who care for her, yet all the while challenging the neurotypicalnarratives of autism as something to be `fixed'.
`I wanted to show the side of autism that you don't find in booksand on Facebook. My story is about survival, fear and, finally, hope. There will be parts that make you want to cover your eyes, but Ibeg you to read on, because if I can change just one person'sperceptions, if I can help one person with autism feel like they'reless alone, then this will all be worth it.'This is an exuberant, inspiring, life-changing insight into autism from aviewpoint almost entirely missing from public discussion.