Loving Your Place on the Spectrum
A Neurodiversity Blueprint
by Jude Morrow
Pub Date 14 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 10 Aug 2021
Beyond Words Publishing, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
Browse through the many books available on autism and you might notice a trend: too many of them are written by neurotypical professionals who aim to “fix” autism or help autistic people appear “normal.” Jude Morrow noticed this problem and decided that something needed to change.
Loving Your Place on the Spectrum is a guide for living a happy and successful autistic life. Jude combines his own experiences as an autistic man with the stories of others to provide a handbook to help autistic individuals navigate life’s major changes, from childhood to college, jobs, and relationships. Each chapter identifies common issues faced by autistic people of a particular age or social group and explains how educators, teachers, parents, and professionals can be supportive through all these life stages.
The world needs a new perspective on autism, and Jude Morrow’s Loving Your Place on the Spectrum provides parents, workplaces, individuals, and society an alternative, strengths-based viewpoint, where autistic people are accepted, embraced, and loved.
“Loving Your Place on the Spectrum is a wonderful book by an absolutely gifted author. Jude Morrow is a brilliant storyteller sharing truths about his own experience as an autistic father, son, and entrepreneur—as he educates us about the nascent and long overdue neurodiversity movement—that are very much his own and at the same time wholly universal. Jude writes with great heart, honesty, warmth and humor about an all too often misunderstood and underestimated slice of humanity. His books, including "Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad?" will make you laugh, cry and think differently.”
—Jeff Miller, founder and CEO of Potentia Workforce
“Loving Your Place on the Spectrum is a book of empowerment and inspiration for individuals exploring their place on the spectrum. Jude Morrow shares his journey to acceptance and provides a bold autistic voice that is helping to amplify voices on the spectrum. This book will challenge professionals to broaden their perspective of the spectrum. The reader will be challenged to move beyond mere awareness of autism to accepting those who are wired differently and to a broader explanation and exploration of NeuroDiversity.”
―Dr Stephanie C. Holmes, Ed.D
“As a parent who spent decades trying to gain insight into my amazing autistic son, Jude Morrow's fresh, uplifting, and informative book profoundly alters old perspectives about neurodiversity. Everyone will benefit from reading Loving Your Place on the Spectrum.”
—Isabella Hoffman, actor, educator, and parent
“Jude Morrow has created a must-read collection of experiences from proud autistic people and their parents. His innate generosity and warmth allow him to weave his own account and perspective with elegance and style to the stories they have so bravely shared with him.”
―Rob Williams, cofounder of Fielding Global and Scale Up Your Business