A REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION
Winner of the Autism Society of America's Dr Temple Grandin Award
Autism is a different way of being human. By understanding autistic behaviours as strategies to cope with a world that feels chaotic and overwhelming, Barry Prizant seeks to enhance abilities, to teach new skills, help individuals build on their strengths and develop coping strategies to achieve a better quality of life.
Revised and updated with new material on identity and intersectionality and a chapter on autistic advocacy, Uniquely Human offers a compassionate and insightful perspective that could be life-changing. With a wealth of inspiring stories and practical advice from thousands of autistic people and their families this is a ground-breaking book by one of the world's leading experts – essential reading for anyone who cares for people on the autism spectrum.
'Common sense practical advice based on a forty-year career' Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain
'Will change our perception and understanding of autism … I strongly recommend this book to parents and professionals' Tony Attwood, author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome