Dawn Prince-Hughes

Dawn Prince-Hughes lives in Bellingham, Washington. She is the author of the best-selling memoir Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey through Autism. Her other books include Gorillas among Us: A Primate Ethnographer.

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Expecting Teryk · An Exceptional Path to Parenthood
By Dawn Prince-Hughes

The period just prior to the birth of a child is a time of profound personal transformation for expectant parents. Expecting Teryk: An Exceptional Path to Parenthood is an intimate exploration, written in the form of a letter from a parent to her future son, that reclaims a rite of passage that modern society would strip of its magic.




Rated Outstanding by the American Association of School Libraries

Aquamarine Blue 5 · Personal Stories of College Students with Autism
Edited by Dawn Prince-Hughes

This is the first book to be written by autistic college students about the challenges they face. Aquamarine Blue 5 details the struggle of these highly sensitive students and shows that there are gifts specific to autistic students that enrich the university system, scholarship, and the world as a whole.

“This is the first book to be written by autistic college students who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or with High Functioning Autism. It demonstrates their unique way of looking at and solving problems and the challenges they face. Aquamarine Blue 5 details the struggles of these highly sensitive students and shows that there are gifts specific to autistic students that enrich the university system, scholarship, and the world as a whole. "Her unusual approach to understanding human behavior leads to powerfully clear analysis of the problems faced by people with Autism.”

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