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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Autism FAQ: Everything You Want To Know About Autistic Life

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It’s time to demystify all the popular misconceptions about autism! Joe Biel and Dr. Faith Harper (co-authors of The Autism Relationships Handbook) team up to answer all your questions, large and small.

The Autism FAQ is a resource for autistic and non-autistic people who want to understand autism better. The co-authors bring their expertise, humor, and firsthand knowledge to shed light on a type of human experience lived by 1 in 59 people (or maybe even more!).

There aren’t nearly enough books by and for autistic adults! When Joe, the co-author, came out as autistic at age 31, people started to ask questions, and they are still asking. This book answers questions big and small, including:

  • What is autism?
  • What is it like to be autistic?
  • Are there more autistic people now than there used to be or is it just diagnosed more often?
  • How can I get officially diagnosed?
  • How do I get along with the autistic person in my life?
  • What are common problems autistic people face?
  • Why would anyone have a problem with stimming?
  • What should I do when raising an autistic child?
  • Is [insert common myth about autism] true?
  • Can autistic people be empathetic?
  • What is the best thing that being autistic has taught you?
  • And so many more!

This is a collaboration by Joe Biel, Microcosm’s autistic publisher,  Dr. Faith G. Harper, a therapist with a specialty in neurodivergence. Their previous books together—The Autism Relationships HandbookHow to Be Accountable, and Unf*ck Your Writing—combine wit, brain science, and tons of personality to make culturally loaded concepts clear and easy to put into practice.

As of June 27th, this project has raised $4,400 of their $4,000 goal. This project has 21 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $10, you will get one eBook.  For a pledge of $15, you will get one book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/microcosmpublishing/autism-faq-everything-you-want-to-know-about-autistic-life?

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