Autism: Respecting Difference provides a concise introduction to the sensory and emotional experiences of autism. It is for families, support staff and professionals to better understand and engage with autistic people to offer meaningful and effective support.
The handbook is aimed at helping people who are new to autism to understand how it might feel to be autistic. Autistic people experience the world around them differently to neurotypical people. Autistic people can be over- and under-sensitive to incoming signals which can overload the autistic brain, triggering anxiety and pain. This illustrated impactful book takes readers on a journey into the ‘brainworld of autism’.
The second part of the book explains how to use Responsive Communication and the autistic individual’s body language, to engage effectively and how to reduce sensory stimulants and overload.