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The Spectrum Girl's Survival Guide: How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic

by Siena Castellon Author and Temple Grandin, Ph.D Foreword

This guide for autistic teenage girls urges, "Never be ashamed of being different: it is this difference that makes you extraordinary and unique." Helps with everyday questions about picking up and using body language and social cues, as well as skills like understanding your emotions, taking care of your physical and mental health, coping with anxiety and sensory overload. Includes advice about friendships, dating, school, bullying, parents, body image, and consent. The author, who wrote the book at age 17, is an award-winning autism and anti-bullying advocate and draws on her own hard-won personal experience for this helpful, affirming book.