Download Audiobook Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity by Devon Price in English

Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity


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A deep dive into the spectrum of Autistic expertise and the phenomenon of masked Autism, giving people the instruments to soundly uncover their true selves whereas broadening society’s slender understanding of neurodiversity“A outstanding work that may stand on the forefront of the neurodiversity motion.”—Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP, writer of Uniquely Human: A Completely different Method of Seeing AutismFor each visibly Autistic particular person you meet, there are numerous “masked” Autistic individuals who cross as neurotypical. Masking is a typical coping mechanism through which Autistic folks cover their identifiably Autistic traits with the intention to slot in with societal norms, adopting a superficial persona on the expense of their psychological well being. This could embody suppressing innocent stims, papering over communication challenges by presenting as unassuming and mild-mannered, and forcing themselves into conditions that trigger extreme anxiousness, all in order that they aren’t seen as needy or “odd.”In Unmasking Autism, Dr. Devon Worth shares his private expertise with masking and blends historical past, social science analysis, prescriptions, and private profiles to inform a narrative of neurodivergence that has up to now been dominated by these on the surface wanting in. For Dr. Worth and lots of others, Autism is a deep supply of uniqueness and wonder. Sadly, residing in a neurotypical world means it can be a supply of unbelievable alienation and ache. Most masked Autistic people wrestle for many years earlier than discovering who they really are. They’re additionally extra prone to be marginalized when it comes to race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and different components, which contributes to their struggling and invisibility. Dr. Worth lays the groundwork for unmasking and provides workouts that encourage self-expression, together with: Celebrating particular pursuits  Cultivating Autistic relationships  Reframing Autistic stereotypes  And rediscovering your valuesIt’s time to honor the wants, variety, and distinctive strengths of Autistic folks in order that they now not should masks—and it’s time for larger public acceptance and lodging of distinction. In embracing neurodiversity, we will all reap the rewards of nonconformity and study to reside authentically, Autistic and neurotypical folks alike.*Features a downloadable PDF of workouts, tables, lists, and a graph from the bookPLEASE NOTE: While you buy this title, the accompanying PDF will likely be out there in your Audible Library together with the audio.