1. Introducing Autism and Gender 2. 'You're not autistic' 3. Pretending to be Normal 4. From Passive to Assertive 5. Identity and Interests 6. Future Research
An engaging and beautifully illustrated graphic book shedding light on the under-explored condition of female autism
Dr Sarah Bargiela is a Clinical Psychologist with a research interest in autism and gender. She works clinically in the NHS and in private practice and holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and MA in Child Development from UCL and a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.Sophie Standing is a London-based illustrator and designer, specialising in human sciences. Her style combines digital and hand-made, with an emphasis on rich colour, textures and metaphorical concepts. Her website is www.sophiestandingillustration.com.
As a medical comic, an educational comic, it's really well done, imparting knowledge with ease, simple, clear, effective. Using comics for this (and make no mistake, this is, definitely, a comic), is a perfect fit, getting factual information through to many who simply either wouldn't be able to, or more likely, wouldn't wish to, access it through plain text... When it comes to autism, no matter how aware we think we are, there's always more to discover. Which is just what Camouflage does very well, breaking down the subject with a clarity and simplicity, yet without sparing any factual details or the personal experiences of women with autism. I guarantee that you'll finish Camouflage with a better understanding of an important issue. And in that sense, Camouflage is a hugely successful thing... Hopefully, this will be something that will be embraced by schools, libraries, medical practices, and should be an essential read for anyone with autism, or anyone affected by autism.And frankly, given that we're all on the spectrum somewhere, you will, definitely, know someone affected by autism. Isn't it time you knew a little more?-- Richard Bruton * Comicon *