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Sincerely, Your Autistic Child
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A rare and diverse collection of autistic voices that highlights to parents the unique needs of girls and nonbinary people who are growing up with autism.

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Emily Paige Ballou is an old Millennial from the Midwest who currently lives and works in NYC, where she primarily stage manages off-Broadway new plays and new musicals, including works such as the Hello Girls with Prospect Theater Company, Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat at the Adirondack Theatre Festival, and Rose with Nora's Playhouse. She graduated from the University of Georgia, where she was also a member of the Demosthenian Literary Society. Previous publications include pieces in the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, The Real Experts- Readings for Parents of Autistic Children, NeuroQueer, Barking Sycamores, and Fuckit- A Zine. Sharon daVanport lives in the Midwest by way of their home state of Texas where they spent young adulthood writing short stories, poetry and serving as co-editor of their academic newspaper. After nearly a decade in social work, Sharon founded the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN). Appointed by their state's board of education, Sharon served a full term on the SILC board of directors. Publications include co-authoring a paper in Sage Pub Autism Journal, a chapter in Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement- Stories from the Front Line, and pieces in Welcome to the Autistic Community, and Disability Visibility Project. Morenike Giwa Onaiwu, MA, is a global self-advocate, educator, parent and disabled person of color in a neurodiverse, multicultural, serodifferent family. A prolific writer, public speaker, and social scientist/activist whose work focuses on meaningful community involvement, human rights, justice, and inclusion, Morenike is a Humanities Scholar at Rice University's Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and a member of several executive boards. Publications include- Knowing Why- Adult-Diagnosed Autistic People on Life and Autism, All the Weight of Our Dreams- On Living Racialized Autism, and various peer-reviewed articles. Learn more at- morenikeGO.com. Autistic Women's Network, renamed Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network, (AWN), was founded as the first organization that focused on Autistic women, girls, and nonbinary people. They are an essential resource for autistic people, parents, and allies for dispelling stereotypes and misinformation around autism. More information can be found at https-//awnnetwork.org/

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"This book is absolutely required reading for parents, educators, and caregivers who interact with anyone on the autism spectrum."
--Library Journal, Starred Review

"Anybody who thinks differently, and anybody who loves someone who thinks differently, will find this collection invaluable."
--Hannah Gadsby, writer and comedian "An essential anthology edited and written by Autistic people . . . I can't wait to share and recommend this book--what a gift."
--Alice Wong, editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

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