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This book explores what it feels like to be a young person on the autism spectrum and looks at all the brilliant things people on the autism spectrum can do.Full of insights about being awesome and autistic, this book celebrates the strengths of understanding the world in a different way. It looks at all the reasons being you and thinking differently can be totally awesome It also has tips for managing tricky situations such as meltdowns, sensory differences and anxiety. It includes fun activities and diary pages where you can write your thoughts and feelings to help you concentrate on your strengths and work on your challenges. This book helps you develop the confidence to be who you are and help you live life with as little stress and anxiety as possible.
About the Author
Yenn Purkis is an autistic and non-binary advocate, author and presenter. Yenn has given a presentation for TEDx Canberra and has been a frequent keynote presenter at autism and disability events for several years. Yenn has a number of awards, including the 2016 ACT Volunteer of the Year award. Tanya Masterman is an autistic parent of an autistic child. She is Canberra Coordinator for Gifted 2E Support Australia (a national support group for twice-exceptional young people) and an Events Coordinator for Yellow Ladybugs, an organisation that supports autistic girls and women.