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There is a significant divide between autistic advocates and parents of autistic children. Parents may feel attacked for their lack of understanding, and autistic adults who offer insight and guidance are also met with hostility and rejection.
Meghan Ashburn, a mother of two autistic boys, and Jules Edwards, an autistic parent, were no strangers to this tension and had an adversarial relationship when they first met. Over time, the two resolved their differences and are now co-conspirators in the pursuit of disability justice.
This book unites both perspectives, exploring the rift between these communities and encouraging them to work towards a common goal. It provides context to dividing issues, and the authors use their experience to illustrate where they’ve messed up, where they’ve got things right, and what they’ve learned along the way.
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Please ask your local library to carry
I Will Die On This Hill!
Books should be available to the people who want to read them. Many disabled people have limited incomes that make books a luxurious purchase. By requesting your local library carry a book, you make that book available to the entire community.
My journey with learning about autism began at a public library. The first book I read was “Uniquely Human” by Dr. Barry M. Prizant. I’m so thankful that I had good resources available to me at the library. I hope that someday I Will Die On This Hill will make such a strong impact on another parent searching for useful information at their own public library.
Disability justice requires an anti-capitalist politic. A person’s ability to pay for a book should not limit their access to information. At the same time, disabled people deserve to be paid for their work. Being able to reconcile these ideas as tangible solutions like public libraries is important.
Find at a local independent bookseller
Boomerang Books (AU) (Independent)
Sandman Books (Independent)
Theodore’s Books (Independent)
University of Toronto Press (CA)