Michael (Bloomington, IN)’s review of Black Drink: A Native American Tea
1 in 68: 7 Kid-Approved Books for Tweens with Asperger’s
One of the most wonderful things about a book is its ability to reveal to us a little piece of ourselves. When we can relate to a story or a character, we are left with a better understanding of who we are and what our purpose may be. This might be most true for children on the autism spectrum. While some of these books are written specifically for children on the autism spectrum, others are aimed towards siblings and friends. Ages 7 and Up Not only does this delightful book include fun color photographs of cats and kittens, it also offers a humorous glimpse at some of the difficulties and joys of raising a child on the autism spectrum. Ages Zane the zebra has autism, and he is worried that his friends and classmates will make fun of his stripes, which make him different.
Fortunately, great books exist to help kids of all ages and places on the spectrum, as well as their parents and teachers. It seems like an explosion of research and books are available, but sifting through it all to find the right reads for your special kid can be a challenge. They helped my kid, and I hope they help yours, too! These books speak to the kids in ways Aspies can understand, and inform and instruct them. Because having Autism can be socially isolating, these books also serve the important function of reminding them that they are great, special kids, and they are not alone. This is an informative introduction to ASD, with a lively but not overwhelming layout.
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