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How to Find a Four-Leaf Clover: What Autism Can Teach Us About Difference, Connection, and Belonging

How to Find a Four-Leaf Clover: What Autism Can Teach Us About Difference, Connection, and Belonging

Current price: $30.00
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Publisher:
Little, Brown Spark
ISBN:
9780316471978
Pages:
288
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Description

A powerfully moving read from beloved Love on the Spectrum star and disability rights advocate Jodi Rodgers, sharing lessons from her work within the autistic community that can help create a more inclusive society for us all.

In How to Find a Four-Leaf Clover, Jodi Rodgers gives us inspiring, heartwarming stories from her years of experience as a teacher and counselor supporting autistic people. While acknowledging our differences, these stories invite us to expand our empathy and compassion for the neurodivergent people in our lives. Throughout, Rodgers explores the powerful impact of embracing neurodiversity and forming meaningful connections with those around us. Each chapter highlights a different story and an aspect of human behavior, including:
 

  • How we perceive the world, and our own unique experience of thinking, sensing, and feeling
  • How we communicate our perspective to others, understand one another, and express ourselves
  • How we can better connect with one another

 
With dozens of moving stories, How to Find a Four-Leaf Clover will give readers a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the neurodiverse community around them. Above all, it will inspire a profound sense of belonging, revealing that we’re much more similar than we think.

About the Author

Jodi Rodgers is a qualified counselor, sexologist, and special‑education teacher with thirty years of experience in the education, disability, and sexuality fields. During her career, she has worked with clients of all ages and their families. Her private practice, Birds and Bees, helps neurodivergent people learn about the complex areas of sexuality and relationships and how to create love and connection. She has become well known as the relationship counselor on the hit Netflix show Love on the Spectrum.

Praise for How to Find a Four-Leaf Clover: What Autism Can Teach Us About Difference, Connection, and Belonging

"An empathetic counselor with more than 30 years of experience, Jodi Rodgers enters the world of many individual autistic people. She will serve as your guide to their inner experiences. This book will provide greater acceptance and understanding."—Temple Grandin, author of Visual Thinking

“While reading Jodi’s stories, I was warmly and consistently reminded that different does not mean less than.”—Jory Fleming, author of How to Be Human

“We all know Jodi Rodgers from the fabulous TV show Love on the Spectrum. As a psychologist myself, I have been able to see on TV what an excellent clinician she is. It is no mystery why her autistic patients place their trust in her. They recognize that she is not just ‘assessing’ them; she is genuinely interested in them. In this marvelous book, Rodgers makes it clear that neurodivergent and neurotypical people all want the same things: love, security, and to be free of loneliness.”—Cathy Gildiner, author of Good Morning Monster

“We could all use a Jodi in our lives.”—New York Times

“Basing her conclusions on fine-grained observations of her clients, Rodgers illuminates the contours of the autistic brain and in the process makes a deeply felt case for the value of embracing others’ neurological particularities.”—Publishers Weekly