FACING AUTISM: First-Person Journeys of Autism | Edited by Kelsey Timmerman & J.R. Jamison
The Facing Project Press | Release: 04/05/2022 | ISBN: 9781734558180 (paperback) / 9781734558197 (eBook) | Library of Congress Control Number: 2022933165 | 138 pages
In the next decade alone, it’s estimated that 500,000 teens with autism will age out of school-based services and enter the world as adults. Facing Autism: First-Person Journeys of Autism follows the lives of 30 families who face autism each day, and takes the reader on a journey from adolescence to adulthood, heartbreak to hope, grief to gratitude, and loneliness to love-from learning to drive to determining what college to attend to running a business, these stories are a reminder of the human condition that connects us all.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
KELSEY TIMMERMAN is a founder of The Facing Project and the New York Times bestselling author of the WHERE AM I? series. His work has appeared in places such as the Christian Science Monitor and has aired on NPR
J.R. JAMISON is a founder of The Facing Project and the award-winning author of the memoir HILLBILLY QUEER. He also hosts The Facing Project Radio Show on NPR. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Harlem World Magazine, Writer’s Digest, and in numerous literary journals.