I worked with language experts Zanne Gaynor and Kathryn Alevizos to coauthor this concise and powerful guide. Aimed at allistic (non-autistic) people, Is That Clear? is packed with practical advice on how to better understand and include autistic people when communicating. Prior to publication, the book was reviewed by autistic and allistic readers from a wide range of backgrounds and professions, and the autistic readers contributed their own experiences and insights.
In the Foreword, and throughout the book, I stress that every autistic person is different. The book is no substitute for getting to know the individuals in your life and finding out from, and with, them what might support and enable effective communication at different times and in different contexts. What works for one person may not work for another. The best advice is to ask (or find out) what each individual needs from you. That said, this book will give you some understanding, considerations and practical tips to make your communication clearer for everyone.
The layout of the book is clear, simple and accessible and each chapter offers practical advice with bulleted tips at the end for quick reference. The book has already proved beneficial to parents, carers, teachers, lecturers, speech and language therapists, educational psychologists, medical staff, firefighters, the police, journalists, employers and those responsible for HR, and many more, including for autistic people themselves in better articulating their needs.
Everyone will know an autistic person, so this makes Is That Clear? an essential read for all.
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