To mark the publication of their new books, join us from 11 – 1pm on 22 March for a live Twitter Q&A with authors Jessie Hewitson and Laura James.

The Times Journalist, Jessie Hewitson, whose seven-year-old son is autistic, has written a guide for parents: AUTISM; How to raise a happy autistic child. David Mitchell, bestselling author and co-translator of The Reason I Jump describes her book as: “a wise SatNav for what is often a bewildering, or even scary, zone of parenting.  The book offers real-world, road-tested, child-first and family-friendly advice; while also highlighting the twin truths that autism is not a tragedy, and that adaptation and acceptance are not resignation.” 

Laura James, journalist and National Autistic Society ambassador is the author of Odd Girl Out, an acclaimed memoir which explores issues affecting autistic women and girls, the impact of late diagnosis and being autistic in a neurotypical world. The paper back of Odd Girl Out is published on 22 March.  At the beginning of March, Laura won the Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Individual on the Autism Spectrum at the National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Awards. 

Jessie will be chairing a discussion with Laura James and David Mitchell at 7pm, on March 22 , at Kings Place, north London. They will discuss changing attitudes and perennial misconceptions and misperceptions of autism in our society.

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