Over the past twelve months , I have been writing another book, along with several very helpful contributors who have been kind enough to share their stories with me. The original title of the book contained the words ‘complex presentations’. This has now been changed. It became very clear when writing that it wasn’t the autistic people who were ‘complex’, it was the fact that the system does not understand or accommodate Autistic people, particularly females (and non-binary and trans people), in fact, anyone who does not fit the stereotypical view of Autism.
The book is about misdiagnosis and misunderstanding, and covers a range of areas from assessment and diagnosis through to inpatient care, and how Autistic people are dealt with in the criminal justice system. The book is scheduled to be published this summer.