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Untypical: How the World Isn’t Built for Autistic People and What We Should All Do About it (Paperback)
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Untypical: How the World Isn’t Built for Autistic People and What We Should All Do About it (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 14/03/2024
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Filled with warmth, humour and illuminating insight into what it means to be neurodivergent, Pete Wharmby’s book is an invaluable guide for embracing inclusivity and making the world a better place for autistic people to navigate.

It’s time to remake the world – the ground-breaking book on what steps we should all be taking for the autistic people in our lives.

The modern world is built for neurotypicals: needless noise, bright flashing lights, small talk, phone calls, unspoken assumptions and unwritten rules – it can be a nightmarish dystopia for the autistic population. In Untypical, Pete Wharmby lays bare the experience of being ‘different’, explaining with wit and warmth just how exhausting it is to fit in to a world not designed for you.

But this book is more than an explanation. After a late diagnosis and a lifetime of ‘masking’, Pete is the perfect interlocutor to explain how our two worlds can meet, and what we can do for the many autistic people in our schools, workplaces and lives. The result: a practical handbook for all of us to make the world a simpler, better place for autistic people to navigate, and a call to arms for anyone who believes in an inclusive society and wants to be part of the solution.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008529307
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘A wonderful, compassionate, important book, exploring the many faces of neurodivergence, and offering ways for everyone to make life kinder for those who are wired differently.’ – Joanne Harris ‘Pete eloquently and passionately explains the the challenges of having to navigate our round-hole world as a square peg and therefore is a comforting and validating read for anyone who is Untypical. Rectangle, parallelogram, rhombus, whichever neuro-shape you are, this book can help us all to create a more inclusive society.’ – Dr Meg Arroll ‘A wonderful book about achieving better awareness and a more inclusive society for people on the autism spectrum.’ – Roger Clark ‘This brilliant, funny, important book shows how we can all make the world a bit better for everyone but especially our neurodiverse friends, loved ones and possibly ourselves.’ Sarah Hart

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“Don't miss this one!”

This is an absolute must read for those wanting to find out more about autism whether they are on the spectrum or not.

It gives an honest account of how the author experienced life before diagnosis and after.... More

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“Excellent book”

For anyone who who would like to learn more about how autism affects people’s lives this is the only book you need. Pete has written this book beautifully using his own experiences to highlight the difficulties faced... More

Hardback edition
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“A must read!”

I feel this is a must read for everyone regardless of whether you’re on the autistic spectrum. This is an honest account of the author’s experience with autism and specifically the struggle with being diagnosed as an... More

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