The #ActuallyAutistic Guide to Advocacy takes an in-depth look at the key elements of effective, respectful, inclusive advocacy and allyship. Every topic was chosen, shaped, and informed by #ActuallyAutistic perspectives.
The step-by-step guide discusses various aspects of how autism is perceived, explores how best to speak up for individual needs, and introduces advocacy for the wider autistic community. Each step outlines one vital aspect of advocacy and allyship, such as emphasizing acceptance, avoiding assumptions and assuming competence. The advice and strategies laid out in this guide center the wisdom and experiences of Autistic people and enable the reader to confidently speak up with insight and understanding.
Available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Also available on Amazon and retailers worldwide.
“This book will guide advocates and help change negative perceptions of autism.”
– Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures
“Thoughtfully presents a wide range of Autistic voices seeking to not only improve the lives
of neurodivergent people, but make the world a better place for everyone.”
– John Elder Robison, #ActuallyAutistic, NY Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye
“An essential social justice tool for our times.”
– Samantha Craft (aka Marcelle Ciampi), M.Ed., author of Everyday Aspergers, International Neurodiversity Educator and Consultant
“A tremendous resource that takes much of the ponderous burden of self-advocacy off our
– Maxfield Sparrow, Autistic Direct Support Professional and editor of Spectrums: Autistic Transgender People in Their Own Words