Notes for Neuro Navigators
The Allies' Quick-Start Guide to Championing Neurodivergent Brains
by Jolene Stockman
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Pub Date 21 Dec 2023 | Archive Date Not set
"Being autistic is full-on, but being in the life of someone who is autistic? This can be epic, world-changing love."
In a world built for neurotypicals, how can you help autistic loved ones navigate their way to happiness?
Packed with strategies and honest, down-to-earth advice, autistic author Jolene Stockman explores the myriad ways you can boost the autistic in your life: from creating safe spaces and supporting self-care, to changing your own perspective, and advocating for them with others.
Picking up this book is the next step in your journey towards enhancing the lives of autistics - so welcome! It's time to find out how we can help those we love to navigate the current world, and work together to build a brighter one that supports us all.
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This book caught my eye when I saw it on Netgalley as I've been reading more books about neurodivergence recently. I really enjoyed this one! This book is aimed at people who are friends, family or work together with someone who is neurodivergent. The main focus is for autistic neurodivergents, but I think a lot of the tips and advice work for many neurotypes.
There is a lot of great information in this book and all presented in an easy to understand manner and with a pleasant writing style. The last few chapters focus specifically on families, education and world place and give more specific information about those scenarios. There also are chapters that are more informational with others being more practical with lots of tips and advice.
I like the writing style of the author and how the book has this optimistic and encouraging tone despite the at times heavy topic. There is a focus on keeping an open mind and being accepting and I loved that! The author also sprinkles some humor in the pages. And I appreciated how the author was firm in her statements without coming across as harsh. This book is just filled with so many good tips and information and the way she describes things made everything feel very clear and easy to understand. There were parts that really resonated with me and that really made me feel.
To summarize: All in all I thought this was a great read and I can definitely recommend it to everyone who wants to know more about and how to help neurodivergent people. The writing style is pleasant and I thought the book was easy to read and understand. The optimistic and encouraging tone really worked for me and I loved the focus on keeping an open mind and being accepting.
This is a great book for anyone and everyone supporting an autistic person, be it a child, adult family member, colleague, student or friend. Reading it as a parent, it reminds me of Sincerely, Your Autistic Child, which takes a similar approach in elevating autistic voices to help support people -- parents, in this case -- understand and do right by autistic people.
The inclusion of te reo Māori words and concepts is beautiful and offers a new perspective on autism for me. This is the kind of book I wish I could buy in bulk and hand out to everyone in my child's life so they might understand her better and help make the world easier for her to navigate.
Notes for Neuro Navigators is very conversational, casual and approachable. This is not an academic tome -- if you're looking for that kind of book, look elsewhere.