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A different sort of normal

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780241508794

Publication Date: 22 Jul 2021

Subject: Social sciences

Suitable for: Primary (Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8)

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The true story of one girl's journey growing up autistic - and the challenges she faced in the 'normal' world.

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Summary

The true story of one girl's journey growing up autistic - and the challenges she faced in the 'normal' world.

I'm not like the other children in my class... and that's an actual scientific FACT.
Hi! My name is Abigail, and I'm autistic. But I didn't know I was autistic until I was an adult-sort-of-person*.
This is my true story of growing up in the confusing 'normal' world, all the while missing some Very Important Information about myself.
There'll be scary moments involving toilets and crowded trains, heart-warming tales of cats and pianos, and funny memories including my dad and a mysterious tub of ice cream. Along the way you'll also find some Very Crucial Information about autism.
If you've ever felt different, out of place, like you don't fit in... this book is for you.
I've never really felt like an actual-adult-person, as you'll soon discover in this book...

Told through the author's remarkable words, and just as remarkable illustrations, this is the book for those who've never felt quite right in the 'normal' world.
Very important, very funny and very informative. This is the book the world needs right now.

Contents

A memory
An introduction
Science, history and facts
Enter Abigail's world
School (toilets feature heavily)
Special interests
Emotions
Family
Sensory sensitivities
Social communication
Humour
Friendships
Big school
Puberty
College
My tips for navigating the neurotypical world if you are not neurotypical
My tips for helping an autistic person feel seen
My absolute best things about being autistic
A final note
really useful further learning
Glossary

Category
JNF
Subject
Social sciences
Dewey
616.858
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Illustrations
B & W illustrations throughout
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Pub. date
22 Jul 2021
Edition
Original
ISBN
9780241508794
BIC code
Binding
Stitched
Pages
240
Width
152mm
Height
228mm
Weight
434g
Contents page
Yes
Glossary
Yes
VAT-able amount
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