39: Deborah Brownson: How to Explain Autism with ‘He’s Not Naughty!’


Frustrated with a lack of understanding of her sons autism at school and in public and them wrongly being labelled as being ‘naughty’, Mum of two, Deborah Brownson wrote a book called, ‘He’s Not Naughty! A Children’s Guide to Autism.’

Originally written to help the world understand her sons better, it now helps children all over
the world.

Listen to the Episode below



Deborah’s Story:

How can you explain autism?

This is what Deborah Brownson from the UK set out to answer with her book: ‘He’s Not Naughty! A Children’s Guide to Autism.’

What I love about this book is that Deborah got Ben Mason, who has Asperger’s Syndrome himself, to illustrate the book.


We discuss:

  • How to help the world (including your family) understand your child & autism.
  • How she was told her child was “unteachable”
  • Where Deborah hopes the future takes her and the autism community.
  • Why you need to change the way you look at the world when you have a child with autism.

Interview Links:

  • Temple Grandin Movie: Deborah recommends checking out The Temple Grandin Movie (if you haven’t yet). It’s a biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.





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