Untypical: How the world isn't built for autistic people, and what we should all do about it - Pete Wharmby; | Foyles Bookstore
Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Untypical: How the world isn't built for autistic people, and what we should all do about it
Foyalty 51

Untypical: How the world isn't built for autistic people, and what we should all do about it (Hardback)

£16.99
Awaiting publication

Synopsis

It's time to remake the world - the ground-breaking book on what steps we should all be taking for the autistic people in our lives.









Rule 1: You should never ask for something directly. If you want something, you must imply or hint your need for it ... somehow.







The modern world is built for neurotypicals. Needless noise, bright flashing lights, small talk, implication and 'unwritten rules'; it can be a nightmarish dystopia as far as the autistic population is concerned. In Untypical World, Pete Wharmby lays bare the experience of being 'different', explaining with wit and warmth just how exhausting it is to fit into a world not designed for you.





But this book is more than an explanation. After a late-diagnosis and lifetime of 'masking', Pete is the perfect interlocutor to explain how our two worlds can meet, and what we can do for the one-in-thirty autistic people in our schools, workplaces and lives. The result: a practical handbook for all of us to make the world a simpler place for autistic people to navigate. A call to arms for anyone who believes in an inclusive society, and wants to be part of the solution.

Pete is an ex-English teacher who has immersed himself in the world of autism advocacy since his diagnosis in 2017. He speaks on autism and education (including giving the keynote speech at the National Autistic Society Professionals Conference in Birmingham in 2020) and is part of a research steering group for Boston University in Massachusetts. He has a highly engaged twitter following, a YouTube channel and a blog.

More books by Pete Wharmby

Leave Review

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

 

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
Free UK Standard Delivery on Orders Over £25 (2nd Class)     3-5 Days
UK Standard Delivery (2nd Class) £2.99 £0.00 3-5 Days
UK 1st Class Delivery £3.99 £0.00 2-3 Days

Click & Collect / 
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop

 

Free Free Click and Collect and Delivery to Store is available for all our shops. Collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.
Please wait for order arrival confirmation email before making a journey to collect.
UK Courier* £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe Airmail** £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail*** £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

* For courier service please contact the Charing Cross Road store

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

*** We are currently unable to delivery to the following countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Macao, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Virgin Island US

Given the unfolding situation across Ukraine, with regret we have now suspended orders placed from, or to be delivered to, both Russia and Ukraine. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

For goods delivered outside of the UK, the consignee (ie the person to whom the consignment is sent) will be the declarant and importer into the country for which the consignment is destined. The consignee will be responsible for both customs clearance and payment of customs duties and local taxes where required.

Customs Charges - if you are ordering goods for delivery outside of the UK, please note that your consignment may be subject to VAT (Value Added Tax), other taxes, customs duties and/or fees levied by the destination country. Any such charges levied in relation to customs clearance must be borne by you. It is accepted by you that Foyles has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance. Foyles recommend that you check with your local customs officials or post office for more information regarding importation taxes/duties that may be applicable to your online order.

Delivery Help & FAQs

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.
 

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Non-Obvious Guide To Being More...
(Paperback)
Sunni Brown
 
 
£12.99
 
Menopause and the Workplace:...
(Hardback)
Vanessa Beck; Jo Brewis
 
 
£79.99
 
Discrimination Testing in Sensory...
(Hardback)
Sarah E. Kemp; Joanne Hort; Tracey...
 
 
£130.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd