As soon as I’m done with The Uninhabitable Earth, I’ll be embarking upon a run of autism-related nonfiction books. My local Multnomah County Library finally obtained on OverDrive the ebooks of Autism: A New Introduction to Psychological Theory and Current Debate by Sue Fletcher-Watson and Francesca Happé, and Trauma, Stigma, and Autism: Developing Resilience and Loosening the Grip of Shame by Gordon Gates; and I downloaded the ePub of Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement: Stories from the Frontline edited by Steven K. Kapp.
I’ve been wanting to read the Fletcher-Watson/Happé since it came out but it was unavailable for Kindle ereaders; now that I’ve switched to Kobo I’m good to go. I’ve wanted to read the Gates since stumbling across it while looking into the similarities between how the autistic brain handles stimuli and how any brain handles traumatic stimuli. I’m less interested specifically in the neurodiversity movement but also feel like the Kapp book will be worth the time.
It’s possible, though, that I will break these up with other nonfiction reads, depending on how overwhelming it feels to focus on one subject like this.