The Spectrum Girl's Survival Guide: How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic
"Never be ashamed of being different: it is this difference that makes you extraordinary and unique."
This essential go-to guide gives you all the advice and tools you'll need to help you flourish and achieve what you want in life. From the answers to everyday questions such as 'Am I using appropriate body language?' and 'Did I say the wrong thing?', through to discussing the importance of understanding your emotions, looking after your physical and mental health and coping with anxiety and sensory overloads, award-winning neurodiversity campaigner Siena Castellon uses her own experiences to provide you with the skills to overcome any challenge.
With practical tips on friendships, dating, body image, consent and appearance, as well as how to survive school and bullying, The Spectrum Girl's Survival Guide gives you the power to embrace who you are, reminding you that even during the toughest of teen moments, you are never alone.
Siena Castellon is an internationally recognised and multi-award-winning autism advocate and anti-bullying campaigner who is on the autism spectrum. She has won a BBC Radio 1 Teen Hero Award, Observer New Radical Award and the British Citizen Youth Award and is affiliated with the UCL Centre for Research in Autism and Education. She lives in London with her parents and her pet dog Rico.
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards - Silver Medal Winner
Nautilus Silver Book Award Winner
Purple Dragonfly Book Awards - First Place
This marvellous book provides a very personal but also very practical insight into the life of an autistic adolescent. Siena Castellon generously shares her own story, turning her experiences into helpful advice, stunningly illustrated by Rebecca Burgess. I'd recommend this book for autistic teens and their siblings, parents, classmates and teachers too. --Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson, University of Edinburgh
Neurodiversity campaigner Siena Castellon's The Spectrum Girl's Survival Guide is a must read for young autistic girls. It offers a range of advice and tips relating to real-life real-world issues. An instant classic! --Sarah Wild, Headteacher, Limpsfield Grange School
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