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Wonderful, I will definitely check it out.

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Henry - I’m also an autistic woman, so thank you for the recommendation today. I know I’ll enjoy it.

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Jul 13, 2023Liked by Henry Oliver

Well, that’s my book token sorted, then.

There is an actually a lot being written about autism in girls right now, - in Education, but nothing you could describe as a good read. Most of it is aimed at how to help girls access school but for some I don’t think that’s possible beyond primary. High schools are huge, noisy, frenetic institutions with no welcome quiet space but the library - if you’re lucky. If you’re the extremely lucky kind of autistic girl who learnt to read fast and early. Many struggle with literacy and therefore don’t write about their autism and that’s our loss too. To survive at school, a girl can’t be any more ‘autistic’ than the girl in the graphic memoir ‘Quiet Girl in a Noisy World’ by cartoonist, Debbie Tung. (And I’ve got to be careful not to mis-categorise here, as Tung doesn’t actually mention autism.) When I read Törnvall’s book, however, I’m expecting to find some similarities with experience of Quiet Girl.

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I was just diagnosed at 51! Thank you for this recommendation. https://theremightbecupcakes.substack.com/p/disability-pride-month-telling-the

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