Mention the word autism and the room suddenly turns
silent. Its the dreaded A word.
turns to late night TV public service ads declaring that autistic children are
imprisoned by autism and need curing at all cost. Recent autobiographies have
helped dispel this dire description by suggesting that autism is not a prison
and that the door is unlocked and youre free to come in. Women from Another Planet? moves beyond these autistic life stories
in important ways. Its a collection of stories and conversations, all of them
by women on the autism spectrum who speak candidly, insightfully, and often
engagingly about both their gender in terms of their autism and their autism in
terms of their gender. It is written not just for parents and professionals,
like the other works, but also to those women still searching for ways to
understand the unnamed difference they live with, as well as the wider audience
of discerning readers. If you enter the unlocked door of these Women from Another Planet? you may end
up with a question mark or two about your
planet. Is normalcy really all its cracked up to be?