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Trans and Autistic

Trans and Autistic

Stories from Life at the Intersection

Noah Adams and Bridget Liang

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The first book to foreground the voices and experiences of autistic trans people, this collection of interviews explores questions of identity and gender from a neurodiverse perspective and examines how this impacts family, work, healthcare and religion.
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Paperback / softback
2020, 8.43in x 5.43in / 214mm x 138mm, 208pp
ISBN: 9781785924842
2020, ePUB
ISBN: 978-1-78450-875-3
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This ground-breaking book foregrounds the voices of autistic trans people as they speak candidly about how their autism and gender identity intersects and the impact this has on their life.

Drawing upon a wealth of interviews with transgender people on the autism spectrum, the book explores experiences of coming out, with self-discovery, healthcare, family, work, religion and community support, to help dispel common misunderstandings around gender identity and autism, whilst allowing autistic trans people to see their own neurodiverse experiences reflected in these interviews.

An incisive introduction clearly sets out up-to-date research and thinking, before each chapter draws together key findings from the interviews, along with advice and support for those providing support to autistic trans individuals. Both accessible and authoritative, Trans and Autistic is an essential publication for autistic trans people, their families, and professionals wanting to understand and support their clients better.


'Trans and Autistic: Stories from Life at the Intersection opens with the disability community maxim "Nothing About Us Without Us"... and more than lives up to its promise. In these ten chapters, authors Noah Adams and Bridget Liang bring the reader into ten autistic trans worlds that span the ordinary and the extraordinary. Refusing to play the part of the spectacle, what Adams and Liang offer is deceptively simple - a set of vital voices rarely heard on their own terms.'
- Jake Pyne, Assistant Professor, York University School of Social Work

'Trans and Autistic offers trans autistic people an opportunity to read about their kin after years of reading books by and for cisgender and neurotypical people, while, simultaneously providing professionals and families the grounded understanding essential to meeting the needs of trans autistic people in their lives.'
- Finn Gratton, LMFT, Psychotherapist, Educator, author of Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults


By (author): Noah Adams, Bridget Liang