Uniquely Wired A Story about Autism and Its Gifts

Uniquely Wired  A Story about Autism and Its Gifts
Author: Julia Cook
Pages: 34
ISBN: 9781545747742
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Release: 2019-09-28
Editor: Boys Town Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Zak has autism, so he sometimes responds to the world around him in unconventional ways. As Zak describes his point of view, young readers gain a better understanding of his behaviors and learn valuable lessons about patience, tolerance and understanding.

Uniquely Wired

Uniquely Wired
Author: Julia Cook
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781944882198
Available:
Release: 2018-02-13
Editor: Boys Town Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Zak is obsessed with watches. Before that it was trains. He owns hundreds of watches and is quick to tell everyone everything about them. Zak also has autism, so he sometimes responds to the world around him in unconventional ways. As Zak describes his point of view, young readers gain a better understanding of his behaviors and learn valuable lessons about patience, tolerance and understanding. Parents, teachers, and Counselors can use this book to help teach kids tolerance and acceptance when meeting children living with autism spectrum disorder. Beautiful illustrations and tips added to the end of the book help kids understand the message of the story.

How to Talk to an Autistic Kid

How to Talk to an Autistic Kid
Author: Daniel Stefanski
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781575427393
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Release: 2011
Editor: Free Spirit Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of personal stories, knowledgeable explanations, and supportive advice written by a fourteen-year-old autistic boy to help provide readers with the confidence and tools necessary to befriend autistic kids.

Since We re Friends

Since We re Friends
Author: Celeste Shally
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781616086565
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Release: 2012-04-10
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A boy describes his friendship with Matt, whose autism spectrum disorder causes him to behave strangely at times, and how he make things easier for Matt at school and in their neighborhood.

Ian s Walk

Ian s Walk
Author: Laurie Lears
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780807534823
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Release: 1998-01-01
Editor: Albert Whitman & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Julie can't wait to go to the park and feed the ducks with her big sister, Tara. There's only one problem. Her little brother, Ian, who has autism, wants to go, too. Ian doesn't have the same reactions to all the sights and sounds that his sisters have, and Julie thinks he looks silly. But when he wanders off on his own, she must try to see the world through his eyes in order to find him.

My Friend with Autism

My Friend with Autism
Author: Beverly Bishop,Craig Bishop
Pages: 41
ISBN: 9781935274186
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Release: 2011
Editor: Future Horizons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Children describe what makes their autistic friend different but also explain the activities at which he excels, in a book with coloring pages and resources for parents and educators on a CD-ROM.

My Autism Book

My Autism Book
Author: Tamar Levi,Glòria Durà-Vilà
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780857008688
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Release: 2013-12-21
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

My Autism Book is a beautifully illustrated picture book that helps parents to explain an autism diagnosis to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way. When a child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), parents often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to communicate the diagnosis to their child. This book is designed to be read with the child as a simple introduction to their diagnosis. Written by a doctor and a children's author, the book is tailored precisely to the needs and experiences of the child with ASD aged 5 and up. It explains what an autism diagnosis means and encourages an exploration of the child's likely strengths and differences using clear language that speaks directly to the child. The colourful pictures throughout show how the world looks from the child's perspective and the book ends with a summary checklist to encourage the child to record and discuss how autism affects them.

The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders And Their Parents

The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders  And Their Parents
Author: Elizabeth Verdick,Elizabeth Reeve, M.D.
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781575425269
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Release: 2015-01-05
Editor: Free Spirit Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This positive, straightforward book offers kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day. Some children with ASDs are gifted; others struggle academically. Some are more introverted, while others try to be social. Some get “stuck” on things, have limited interests, or experience repeated motor movements like flapping of pacing (”stims”). The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders covers all of these areas, with an emphasis on helping children gain new self-understanding and self-acceptance. Meant to be read with a parent, the book addresses questions (”What is ASD?” “Why me?”) and provides strategies for communicating, making and keeping friends, and succeeding in school. Body and brain basics highlight symptom management, exercise, diet, hygiene, relaxation, sleep, and toileting. Emphasis is placed on helping kids handle intense emotions and behaviors and get support from family and their team of helpers when needed. The book includes stories from real kids, fact boxes, helpful checklists, and resources. Sections for parents offer additional information.

Just Right for You

Just Right for You
Author: Melanie Heyworth
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1922452998
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Release: 2020-08-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Asperkid s Secret Book of Social Rules

The Asperkid s  Secret  Book of Social Rules
Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780857006851
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Release: 2012-09-15
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.

My Brother Charlie

My Brother Charlie
Author: Ryan Peete,Holly Robinson Peete
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780545356664
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Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Charlie has autism. His brain works in a special way. It's harder for him to make friends. Or show his true feelings. Or stay safe." But as his big sister tells us, for everything that Charlie can't do well, there are plenty more things that he's good at. He knows the names of all the American presidents. He knows stuff about airplanes. And he can even play the piano better than anyone he knows.Actress and national autism spokesperson Holly Robinson Peete collaborates with her daughter on this book based on Holly's 10-year-old son, who has autism.

My Friend Has ADHD Readers World

My Friend Has ADHD  Readers World
Author: Amanda Doering Tourville
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781404867017
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Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

My friend Robby has a disability called ADHD. But that doesn’t matter to us. We play basketball, tell jokes, go canoeing, and help each other with our homework. I’m glad Robby is my friend!

Ellie Bean the Drama Queen

Ellie Bean the Drama Queen
Author: Jennie Harding,David Padgett
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9781935567271
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Release: 2011
Editor: Future Horizons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ellie Bean's "dramatic" behaviors--including her sensitivity to noise and displeasure over simple activities--lead her mother to bring Ellie to a specialist, who determines Ellie has sensory issues and teaches her family how to care for them.

All My Stripes

All My Stripes
Author: Shaina Rudolph,Danielle Royer
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1433819171
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Release: 2014-10
Editor: Magination Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Zane rushes home to tell his mother about problems he faced during his school day, and she reminds him that while others may only see his "autism stripe," he has stripes for honesty, caring, and much more.

Differently Wired

Differently Wired
Author: Deborah Reber
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781523503865
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Release: 2018-06-12
Editor: Workman Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It’s time to say NO to trying to fit square-peg kids into rounds holes, and YES to raising them from a place of acceptance and joy. Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn’t embrace who they really are. They are the one in five “differently wired” children with ADHD, dyslexia, giftedness, autism, anxiety, or other neurodifferences, and their challenges are many. And for the parents who love them, the challenges are just as numerous, as they struggle to find the right school, the right support, the right path. But now there’s hope. Differently Wired is a revolutionary book—weaving together personal stories and a tool kit of expert advice from author Deborah Reber, it’s a how-to, a manifesto, and a reassuring companion for parents who can so often feel that they have no place to turn. At the heart of Differently Wired are 18 paradigm-shifting ideas—what the author calls “tilts,” which include how to accept and lean in to your role as a parent (#2: Get Out of Isolation and Connect). Deal with the challenges of parenting a differently wired child (#5: Parent from a Place of Possibility Instead of Fear). Support yourself (#11: Let Go of Your Impossible Expectations for Who You “Should” Be as a Parent). And seek community (#18: If It Doesn’t Exist, Create It). Taken together, it’s a lifesaving program to shift our thinking and actions in a way that not only improves the family dynamic, but also allows children to fully realize their best selves. “In this generous and urgent book, Deborah Reber lets the light in. She helps parents see that they’re not alone, and even better, delivers a positive action plan that will change lives.”—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin “Differently Wired will help parents of children who think differently to accept their child for who they are and facilitate their successful development.”—Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures and The Autistic Brain

Aurora s Gift

Aurora s Gift
Author: Emily Bunny
Pages: 34
ISBN: 1916051731
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Release: 2018-12-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on a true story, Aurora is an extraordinary young girl who has Autism. Despite being nonverbal, throughout the story Aurora searches for ways to overcome her challenges and make herself heard. This rhyming picture story book helps children to understand the world from the point of view of an autistic child and to understand alternative ways of communication that can be used by those with additional needs.

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures
Author: Julia Finley Mosca
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1943147612
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Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: Amazing Scientists
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NSTA Best STEM Books for K-12 Selection NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books Selection Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award Recipient A Mighty Girl Book of the Year If you've ever felt different, if you've ever been low, if you don't quite fit in, there's a name you should know... Meet Dr. Temple Grandin--one of the world's quirkiest science heroes! When young Temple was diagnosed with autism, no one expected her to talk, let alone become one of the most powerful voices in modern science. Yet, the determined visual thinker did just that. Her unique mind allowed her to connect with animals in a special way, helping her invent groundbreaking improvements for farms around the globe. In hardcover, The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin was the first book in the educational Amazing Scientists series about the inspirational lives of amazing scientists. In addition to the illustrated rhyming tale, you'll find a complete biography, fun facts, a colorful timeline of events, and even a note from Temple herself!

A Different Kind of Brilliant

A Different Kind of Brilliant
Author: Louise Emma Cummins
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0648465500
Available:
Release: 2019-02-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A different kind of brilliant is a simple and positive way for children and families to understand autism - and how different can be brilliant!

I See Things Differently

I See Things Differently
Author: Pat Thomas
Pages: 29
ISBN: 1438004796
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Release: 2014
Editor: B.E.S. Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This book will help children understand what autism is and how it affects someone who has it."--Amazon.com.

I Love Being My Own Autistic Self

I Love Being My Own Autistic Self
Author: Landon Bryce
Pages: 38
ISBN: 0615731821
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Release: 2012-11-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This book is going to change how we all view autism." Karla Fisher (Senior Program Manager/Engineering Manager at Intel, mentor for autistic youth) I Love Being My Own Autistic Self is a funny and upbeat book for autistic people, their families, and others who care about them. Author Landon Bryce uses a colorful cast of cartoon characters to gently introduce neurodiversity, the idea that neurological differences should be respected and valued. "This comic is BEAUTIFUL! I want to share it with everyone with any connection to autism. It's a great primer for novices, and an excellent reality check for almost everyone who thinks they understand autism." Noah Britton (public member of the the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, founding member of the comedy group Aspergers Are Us, Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts) Vector, our narrator, talks about the benefits and challenges that his autism gives him. His friends Ramikin, who has Asperger's syndrome, and Marko, who is nonverbal, show how different from each other autistic people can be. Vector also introduces readers to his friend Pang and his sister Manta, so they can see what it is like for him to interact with people who do not have autism. Researcher Dr. Chip is looking for a cure for autism, and Vector explains why that makes him sad. "This could be a helpful book for children and adults with autism, as well as our parents. Landon Bryce has filtered the voices of thousands on his website through his brain and found a simple way in doing so. It is easy to read, using colors and characters. It does not come across as a children's book, yet I think some children might understand these important points better, and reading with their parents, they BOTH might begin to understand how we feel about each other in this bag of human skin." Adam Bailey (father and creator of the autism comic strip OWL) "I hope everyone in our Community reads this -- every staff person at Autism Speaks, every teacher, every family member. I see my son in some of these pages, and I hope he loves being his own autistic self, too. " Jennifer Sheridan, mom to Charlie (autism, age 8) "I Love Being My Own Autistic Self is an honest and hopeful appeal for autism acceptance and understanding. The concept of neurodiversity and differing points of view are distilled down and personified as individual characters. Even as it acknowledges autism is hard to understand, the book sets out to help the reader do just that, most effectively through memorable sound bites voiced or thought by the characters. This is an essential pocket guide for anyone who wishes to better understand autism and the issues autistic people face." Matt Friedman, author ofDude, I'm an Aspie.