Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults
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Release Date:21 Oct 2019
ISBN:9781785928031
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Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults

A Guide for Professionals and Families

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Providing advice on how professionals working with autistic trans youth and adults can tailor their practice to best serve their clients and how parents can support their trans autistic children, this book increases awareness of the large overlap between trans identities and autism.

By including chapters on gender diversity basics, neuroqueer trauma and how to support neuroqueer individuals, this book sets out strategies for creating more effective support that takes into account the unique experiences of trans people on the spectrum. Written by a therapist who identifies as neuroqueer, this book is the perfect companion for professionals who want to increase their knowledge of the experiences and needs of their trans autistic clients.

This concise, appropriate, necessary book offers explanations, answers and research for understanding gender differences journeyed by autistic, neurodiverse individuals. I cannot stress enough the importance of this book! Dr. Wenn Lawson (PhD), CPsych, BPSs, AFBPSs, MAPs
For those new to the field and those who already know so much, you will all discover so much more to learn in Finn Gratton's brilliant and comprehensive book taking us on a journey alongside trans autistic people, in their everyday lives and in the offices of the professionals there to help them. Gratton reminds us throughout Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults that as we learn, it is the trans autistic people who will be our teachers in both their neuro- and gender diversity. Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D., Director of Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Gender Center, University of California San Francisco Author of The Gender Creative Child and Gender Born, Gender Made
Gratton opens readers' eyes and hearts to the experiences and realities of neuroqueer individuals. Brimming with practical resources and strategies, a true gem and essential reading for families and professionals willing to take action to make the world a more welcoming place for trans autistic youth and adults. Katherine A. Kuvalanka, Ph.D., Department of Family Science and Social Work, Miami University
Finn V. Gratton is a somatic psychotherapist specialising in trauma and transgender and autistic/neurodivergent issues. Finn also identifies as non-binary and autistic.
1. Autistic and Transgender. 2. Recognizing an Autistic Transgender Person. 3. The Inside Experience of Being Trans and Autistic. 4. Working with Trauma and Minority Stress. 5. Working with Connection, Attachment and Relationships. 6. Working with Families. 7. Health Care Issues. 8. Navigating the Cisgender Neurotypical World. 9. Crisis Interventions and Preparing for Crises. 10. Looking Forward.
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