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Autism in children’s fiction

The Conversation features an article which explores the lack of autistic characters in children’s books. It looks at a recent event which invited authors and autistic children, and their parents, to discuss autism in children’s fiction, exploring co-production - writing books in collaboration with autistic young people - to shape how autism is protrayed in fiction.  The author suggests that publishers should also be encouraging a collaborative approach, and stresses the need to ensure there is a diverse representation of autistic characters within fiction. 

Date added: 5 February 2018