Untypical : how the world isn't built for autistic people and what we should all do about it / Pete Wharmby.Publisher: London : Mudlark, 2022Copyright date: ©2022Description: 248 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780008529277Other title: Untypical : how the world is not built for autistic people and what we should all do about itSubject(s): Autistic people | Neurodiversity | Autism | Autism -- Handbook | Biography & memoirDDC classification: 362.19685882 WHA 2022
The modern world is built for neurotypicals: needless noise, bright flashing lights, small talk, phone calls, unspoken assumptions and unwritten rules -- it can be a nightmarish dystopia for the autistic population. In Untypical, Pete Wharmby lays bare the experience of being 'different', explaining with wit and warmth just how exhausting it is to fit in to a world not designed for you. But this book is more than an explanation. After a late diagnosis and a lifetime of 'masking', Pete is the perfect interlocutor to explain how our two worlds can meet, and what we can do for the many autistic people in our schools, workplaces and lives. The result: a practical handbook for all of us to make the world a simpler, better place for autistic people to navigate, and a call to arms for anyone who believes in an inclusive society and wants to be part of the solution. It’s time to remake the world - the ground-breaking book on what steps we should all be taking for the autistic people in our lives.
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