Beth Worboys and her classmates recently published a novel about female autism. While there are a number of high-profile books about the male experience with autism, there are no comparable stories from female authors. Worboys felt that since there were no existing stories about female autism, she would use her own experience to write one herself.
The novel is called 'M is for Autism' and it was co-written by Worboys and 72 of her classmates. The book is written from a first-person perspective and allows the reader to view the world through the lens of a girl with autism. The book deals with many difficult subjects including the struggle to be diagnosed and the challenges of day-to-day life with autism. The book ultimately provides a voice for girls with autism and other mental health issues.
Female autism is still largely misunderstood, but this book helps to shed new light on some of the real-life experiences of girls with autism.