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The reading list I was given after my diagnosis


Below is a list of resources and books recommended to me after my diagnosis. I have not read everything here, but wanted to share the whole lot. The most useful things I have read were the grounding techniques from Therapist Aid and 'Finding your autistic superpower' by Christine Lion.

I'm thinking of including book summaries or reviews in the resources section of the site, but I am super slow at reading! If you would like to contribute something along these lines, please sign up to the newsletter and I'll send you info on how to get involved.

Links

  • A butterfly hug calming technique here - I found the video slightly strange, but the exercise sort of calming!

  • Grounding techniques from Therapist Aid here - some of these have been quite useful

  • A light stream mindfulness exercise here - I struggle with mindfulness exercises because I feel too disconnected from my body

  • The National Autistic Society website here - useful for basic info, finding local services, an online community you can join

  • The sensory integration network here - seems to be more for practitioners

  • Dr Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has written about her experiences here

  • TED talks about women with ASD here

  • An online training course from Scottish Autism for autistic women and girls here

Books

  • Living Well on the Spectrum by Valerie Gaus

  • Asperger’s Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress Management by Nick Dubin

  • Women and Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Sarah Hendrickx

  • Finding Your Autistic Superpower by Christine Lion

  • Pretending to be Normal by Lianne Holliday Wiley

  • The Out Of Sync Child Grows Up by Carol Kranowitz, 2016

  • Interoception by Kelly Mahler

Lauren x

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