When you see a problem go unsolved do you feel compelled to act?
Does seeing an injustice light a fire within your soul?
Do you have a burning passion to take action, or to witness change within your own life, your community, or the world? If so, you may have the makings of an advocate.
This inspiring book by autistic blogger Quincy Hansen encourages autistic teens to find their voice and make a difference in the world around them. Featuring interviews with young autistic change-makers and addressing issues like self-image, harmful stereotypes and communication barriers, Shake It Up! aims to build readers’ confidence, and inspire them to take action to change the world to be a better place.
Yenn Purkis, autistic advocate and author
I absolutely loved this book. It is just wonderful to have autistic young people advocating and writing and changing the world. Thank you so much Quincy and the contributors. As an older advocate I am always delighted to see younger advocates doing great work. This book will make a huge difference for neurodivergent young people.
Ginny Grant, Communications Manager, Reframing Autism
Quincy Hansen’s Shake It Up! is an essential resource for any Autistic teen or young adult seeking to make a positive difference in their community and beyond. In this practical guidebook, Hansen leads aspiring advocates through the steps towards meaningful, effective advocacy, starting with building confidence in one’s self-advocacy right through to the triumphs and pitfalls of platform advocacy. Along the way, Hansen shares many valuable insights from his own experience and that of eleven diverse young Autistic advocates interviewed in the book. We recommend this empowering book to any young Autistic person looking to shake things up!
Sam Rose, I CAN Network
Quincy Hansen’s Shake It Up is the perfect resource for any Autistic youth who daydreams about making the world a better place. With easy-to-read chapters filled with clear insights, relatable anecdotes, and inspiring interviews , “Shake It Up” is filled with wisdom, guidance, and companionship for those curious or committed to stepping into an advocacy role
Haley Moss, autistic attorney and author
Quincy absolutely nails the balance of being an autistic advocate and a sage advice giver. Chocked full of friendly advice, anecdotes, and powerful interviews from young autistic advocates from all over the world, you’re certainly going to feel energized and ready to make a big impact!