In an immensely varied and thoughtful collection of true life reflections on love, marriage and the single life, 26 authors with autism share their experiences and knowledge about successful (and unsuccessful) relationships. Digging deep into the many and varying ways in which autism affects feelings and relationships with others, these honest and intelligent testimonies give the insider's perspective on love on the spectrum. Whether you're a serial dater, hopelessly romantic or happily single, these perceptive and often funny explorations shows how to make good choices, surmount bad ones, and live a good life.
'A brilliant collection of essays from autistic writers giving us personal insights into thoughts on relationship preferences and also valuable guidance for autistic people and those who love them. Demonstrating that autistic people often want to share their lives with others in a wide variety of set-ups, this book finally puts to bed the age-old myth of autistic people as isolated loners. The wonderful diversity of the autism population when it comes to choosing how to live and who with shines through.'
- Sarah Hendrickx, autistic adult, Autism Specialist and author
Editor: Luke Beardon, Dean Worton
Contributors: Wenn Lawson, Tracy Turner, Alex Wilkinson, Sandra Beale-Ellis, Joseph Edmonds, Lynette Marshall, Freddie, Alyssa Aleksanian, David Walsh, Anthony Sclafani, Norman Bridge, Alexandra Brown, Christopher Wilson, Joanna Treasure, Lacey Kerr, C. A. Smart, P. J. Hughes, Philip Bricher, David Smith, Elizabeth Wady, Paul Wady, Jules, Gwen Greenwood, Atul Movelis, A. Nonny Mouse, Chris Stobart, Planet Autism
- 272 pages