(2009) by Sue Adams
While there are quite a few books available to help a young child understand his/her own diagnosis of Asperger syndrome, there are barely any to help a young child understand his/her own diagnosis of autism. Here – at last – is what we have been waiting for. And it is a gem!! – AutismShop.com
Chris and Andrew are very good friends. They are the same in many ways. But they are different in many ways, too. This is because Chris has autism.
Sue Adams’ story helps to explain some of the differences that can come with autism – how Chris processes information differently, how he has different wants and needs, how his senses are much ‘stronger’, while the senses of other children with autism may be much weaker. Even children with autism are different from each other.
This fully-illustrated book aims to provide young minds with an understanding and appreciation, not just of autism, but also of friendship, and is targeted at boys and girls aged 5+. It makes an excellent starting point for family and classroom explanations and discussions.