by Heather Stone Wodis
This insightful book investigates the experiences of seven women with
autism as they transition from childhood to adulthood, and how they make
sense of that journey.
Taken from the autobiographies of women including
Liane Holliday-Willey and Temple Grandin, these accounts shine a light
on issues unique to women with autism. Heather Stone Wodis provides a
detailed and thoughtful exploration of their common experiences, and
each story offers a new perspective that illuminates the diagnosis from a
different angle. This is a fascinating look at how generational
differences, such as access to the internet, can provide more avenues
toward self-expression, political mobilization, and advocacy. It also
explores the idea that, no matter the era, the unyielding support of
family and a diagnosis in childhood can help girls with autism
transition toward adulthood.