Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity Audiobook, by Devon Price Play Audiobook Sample

Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity Audiobook

Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity Audiobook, by Devon Price Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Devon Price Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593507353

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Total Audiobook Chapters:

16

Longest Chapter Length:

69:51 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

12 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

36:56 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

3

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A deep dive into the spectrum of Autistic experience and the phenomenon of masked Autism, giving individuals the tools to safely uncover their true selves while broadening society’s narrow understanding of neurodiversity “A remarkable work that will stand at the forefront of the neurodiversity movement.”—Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP, author of Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism For every visibly Autistic person you meet, there are countless “masked” Autistic people who pass as neurotypical. Masking is a common coping mechanism in which Autistic people hide their identifiably Autistic traits in order to fit in with societal norms, adopting a superficial personality at the expense of their mental health. This can include suppressing harmless stims, papering over communication challenges by presenting as unassuming and mild-mannered, and forcing themselves into situations that cause severe anxiety, all so they aren’t seen as needy or “odd.”   In Unmasking Autism, Dr. Devon Price shares his personal experience with masking and blends history, social science research, prescriptions, and personal profiles to tell a story of neurodivergence that has thus far been dominated by those on the outside looking in. For Dr. Price and many others, Autism is a deep source of uniqueness and beauty. Unfortunately, living in a neurotypical world means it can also be a source of incredible alienation and pain. Most masked Autistic individuals struggle for decades before discovering who they truly are. They are also more likely to be marginalized in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and other factors, which contributes to their suffering and invisibility. Dr. Price lays the groundwork for unmasking and offers exercises that encourage self-expression, including: • Celebrating special interests • Cultivating Autistic relationships • Reframing Autistic stereotypes • And rediscovering your values It’s time to honor the needs, diversity, and unique strengths of Autistic people so that they no longer have to mask—and it’s time for greater public acceptance and accommodation of difference. In embracing neurodiversity, we can all reap the rewards of nonconformity and learn to live authentically, Autistic and neurotypical people alike. *Includes a downloadable PDF of exercises, tables, lists, and a graph from the book

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“Devon Price’s voice is an engaging blend of deep knowledge and empathy…An academic with a gift for relaying his audiobook clearly and cogently, Price varies his cadence and is also aware of the narrative thrust of his work…The informative listening experience is also a truly pleasurable one. And for listeners who may recognize themselves or loved ones, this audiobook is revelatory. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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About Devon Price

Dr. Devon Price is a social psychologist, writer, activist, and professor at Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies whose work has appeared in numerous publications such as Slate, The Rumpus, NPR, and Huffington Post and has been featured on the front page of Medium.