The Children’s Guide To Autism
Fiona Reeves & Billy Allison
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
The Children’s Guide to Autism is a charming, encouraging and positive, short, fact based description of what Autism can be like and is aimed at younger children (roughly 6 – 9 years). It’s a great way to start talking to your child about autism (perhaps they have just received a diagnosis, or have an autistic friend). The author wrote the book to explain Autism to her son after his diagnosis, and to his friends, in a factual way rather than a story about a specific character with very specific symptoms, as Autism isn’t like that, it’s a spectrum condition and no two people are the same. The book was first published during World Autism Awareness Week 2015. The section titles are: different brains, the Autism spectrum, understanding people, the right words, communicating, noticing details, senses, coping with change and difference is great!