What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew
January 10th, 2017, Autism Women's Network, eds. Emily Paige Ballou, Kristina Thomas, Sharon daVanport. Available in paperback and digital format.
"Keep Her Safe; Let Her Fly Free" by Sparrow R. Jones is included in this anthology."We wanted to give our contributors the opportunity to write to parents in a deep and personal way about some of the knowledge that we’ve gained and wanted them to have about what it is to be an autistic girl or woman (or autistic person who has ever identified as a girl or woman)." - Emily Paige Ballou, interview with Geek Club Books
Teaser video for the book
“What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew” is the book that many of us wish our parents would have had access to when we were growing up. In this first anthology book release from the Autism Women’s Network, the autistic contributors write with honesty and generosity about the emotional needs, sensitivity, and vibrancy of autistic girls.
Containing thoughtful and practical encouragement and support for parents, and compiled from the acquired wisdom and experience of autistic individuals, parents will find this collection of essays an invaluable resource for supporting their autistic daughters in developing strength, trust and confidence in themselves, and in the world.