Jessie Hewitson & Laura James: Understanding Autism

Date Monday 11 June 2018
Time 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Price£6 | £4
VenueThe Crescent

with BBC Radio Ulster's Kerry McLean

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Jessie Hewitson & Laura James: Understanding Autism


Jessie Hewitson, award winning journalist at The Times, has written the book she wished she’d read when her son was first given the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism: Everything You Need To Know About Raising A Happy Autistic Child combines her own experiences with tips from autistic adults, other parents, autism professionals and academics.

She is joined by Laura James, author of Odd Girl Out, a book that asks the question, What do you do when you wake up in your mid-forties and realise you've been living a lie your whole life? Do you tell? Or do you keep it to yourself?

Laura found out that she was autistic as an adult, after she had forged a career for herself, married twice and raised four children. This book tracks the year of Laura's life after she receives a definitive diagnosis from her doctor.

The authors will talk about their own personal experiences, offer practical advice and explore two inspiring and enriching books that celebrate difference and champion happiness.

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