Autism Book Club

TAG’s Autism Book Club is a neurodiversity-positive place for members to read, share and discuss books written by, for, and (sometimes) about autistic people.  If you are interested in reading more about autism and neurodiversity together with a group who shares your interest, the Autism Book Club welcomes you. Autistic people, professionals, students, and parents are all welcome to participate in this group. We meet on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of every month at Malaprops Bookstore in downtown Asheville. Book club members receive 10% off on their Autism Book Club purchase at Malaprops.  (Ask for the book club discount at the register. )

The host for Autism Book Club

Malaprops: The host for Autism Book Club

The Autism Book Club is also a Facebook Group. For more information go here: Autism Book Club.

We like visual cues! We like visual cues!

We will NOT be reading, or discussing: about causes and cures, about treatment and intervention, about epidemics or tsunamis as these terms are used to refer to people. We WILL be reading: novels, memoirs, histories, anthologies, manga, and other. If these interest you, please join us.

Autism Book Club Selection: October 2015

Next meeting – Wednesday November 4, 1:00-2:00

Neurotribes, 1st half (through p. 260, the end of “Princes of the Air”)

Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman

NeuroTribes, by Steve Silberman

Upcoming books:

December: Neurotribes, part 2. (p. 261, “Fighting the Monster” through the end of the book)

Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman

NeuroTribes, by Steve Silberman

NeuroTribes, by Steve Silberman

January: A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World by Susanne Antonetta

A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World

A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World

February: The Obsessive Joy of Autism, by Julia Bascom

The Obsessive Joy of Autism, by Julia Bascom

The Obsessive Joy of Autism, by Julia Bascom

March: Blackstock’s Collections, by Gregory L. Blackstock

Blackstock's Collections, by Gregory L. Blackstock

Blackstock’s Collections, by Gregory L. Blackstock

For more information about TAG’s Autism Book Club, please fill out the form below.

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      • I’ll need to investigate good places to park a travel trailer there! My current plans are to move into a travel trailer full time within the next three years (I have to resolve a lot of bureaucratic stuff first) and then my spring-summer-fall will involve traveling up from the southwest through Maryland, Ithica NY, to Vermont, then back down again to Florida (then back over to the southwest) which would put me in Asheville for some amount of autumn every year. I’ve been in Asheville many years ago; it’s very lovely. I think it might be a good place to stop every year on my travels. It sounds like the community is quite active there!

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