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Know Your Spectrum!

Know Your Spectrum!

An Autism Creative Writing Workbook for Teens

Finn Monahan

Quick Overview

This workbook uses creative writing activities and examples to encourage teenagers with autism to draw their own personal conclusions about what autism means for them. It focuses on the range of strengths and challenges they have as individuals.
2019, Paperback / softback, 11.65in x 8.19in / 296mm x 208mm, 288pp
ISBN: 9781785924354

Availability: In stock



Not everyone with autism is the same. This workbook will help teenagers recognise their own individual spectrum of autistic behaviours, and reflect on the specific challenges they face, their own strengths and how they relate to other people.

Using creative writing activities, this book helps teenagers to identify connections between events and their emotions - which can be difficult for people with autism - while improving their writing skills through fun activities. A range of examples of poetry and short stories are included to make each activity accessible to all levels and to show how writing narrative and poems can help support personal reflection.

The book encourages the reader to explore the core aspects of autism including social communication, executive function, and sensory processing, and then allows the teen to create a template of their own spectrum of abilities within autism. This unique understanding of autism can then be used to develop individual strategies and encourage self-advocacy. Using this book collaboratively with teachers or parents means the teen can be supported in a way that is specific to them.


'Know Your Spectrum! is a much-needed resource: an innovative, insightful and extremely practical guide for young autistic people. Written in a clear and attractive style, and packed with useful information and ideas, it will empower them to embrace their neurology, develop their own strategies and learn how to self-advocate based on their personal spectrum of autism.'
- Maura Campbell, Senior Editor and Features Writer, Spectrum Women Magazine


By (author): Finn Monahan