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 slim understanding of neurodiversity“A exceptional work that may stand on the forefront of the neurodiversity motion.”—Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP, writer of Uniquely Human: A Totally different Method of Seeing AutismFor each visibly Autistic individual you meet, there are numerous “masked” Autistic individuals who move as neurotypical. Masking is a typical coping mechanism by which Autistic individuals disguise their identifiably Autistic traits with a view to slot in with societal norms, adopting a superficial character on the expense of their psychological well being. This could embrace suppressing innocent stims, papering over communication challenges by presenting as unassuming and mild-mannered, and forcing themselves into conditions that trigger extreme anxiousness, all so 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 to this point been dominated by these on the surface wanting in. For Dr. Worth and lots of others, Autism is a deep supply of uniqueness and sweetness. Sadly, dwelling in a neurotypical world means it will also be a supply of unbelievable alienation and ache. Most masked Autistic people battle for many years earlier than discovering who they really are. They’re additionally extra more likely to be marginalized by way of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and different components, which contributes to their struggling and invisibility. Dr. Worth lays the groundwork for unmasking and affords workout routines 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, range, and distinctive strengths of Autistic individuals in order that they now not should masks—and it’s time for better public acceptance and lodging of distinction. In embracing neurodiversity, we are able to all reap the rewards of nonconformity and be taught to reside authentically, Autistic and neurotypical individuals alike.*Features a downloadable PDF of workout routines, tables, lists, and a graph from the bookPLEASE NOTE: While you buy this title, the accompanying PDF might be out there in your Audible Library together with the audio.