Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults
Updated: May 2
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I am starting to get emails from counselors, parents and trans autistic folks and I'm glad I did all I did to make this book come out of me. It is a book that needed to be written. I will be available for presentations to professional and family groups after publishing and into 2020 (On your favorite online platform). Please see Services for more info. I am so grateful for the support and assistance of my professional community, friends and family who held me through 2018 as I researched and wrote and wasn't a lot of fun to be around. Kudos to the editors at Jessica Kingsley Publishers who saw the need and worked to make this book a reality.
"...This book takes the reader into the world of Autism. While I can never truly understand, because it is not my experience, this book gave me a tremendous amount of insight into that experience. It gave me a tremendous amount of insight into my allistic bias and privilege and gave me practical steps to undo that. It helped me to make my practice more accessible, and it is helping me to be a better friend/loved one.
This book addresses the impact of having intersectional identities - not just trans and autistic, but the further impact of race, class, and more. It helps you to think about the unique challenges a trans and autistic person faces in different areas of life and our cultural institutions, and gives very practical advice for how to address those challenges. The writing is accessible and engaging and the book is full of resources for further education and support. Wendy Vastine, Speech and Language Pathologist For those new to the field and those who already know so much, you will all discover so much more to learn in Finn Gratton's brilliant and comprehensive book taking us on a journey alongside trans autistic people, in their everyday lives and in the offices of the professionals there to help them. Gratton reminds us throughout Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults that as we learn, it is the trans autistic people who will be our teachers in both their neuro- and gender diversity. Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D., Director of Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Gender Center, University of California San Francisco Author of The Gender Creative Child and Gender Born, Gender Made Gratton opens readers' eyes and hearts to the experiences and realities of neuroqueer individuals. Brimming with practical resources and strategies, a true gem and essential reading for families and professionals willing to take action to make the world a more welcoming place for trans autistic youth and adults. Katherine A. Kuvalanka, Ph.D., Department of Family Science and Social Work, Miami University