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books explaining autism to kids

Posted by on Feb. 28, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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All I can find are ones explaining HFA and aspergers, no mild or severe. Anyone know of any?
If not how would you explain to 4-6 year olds about it? Any and all advice would be awesome.
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Momof4AEMW
by Gold Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 7:25 PM
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Book "Autism Is...?" by Ymkje Wideman-van der Laan is pretty good.

My fav is 'A Rainbow of Friends" by P.K. Hallinan.  It is more of a disabilities book than just autism, but my favorite!!!  I give a copy to my kids teachers at the beginning of every year to read over and over with the class.

Jenn8604
by on Feb. 28, 2014 at 7:35 PM
That's awesome! I'm asking because I don't think anyone has bothered explaining autism to the kids in ds' mainstream kindergarten class.

Quoting Momof4AEMW:

Book "Autism Is...?" by Ymkje Wideman-van der Laan is pretty good.


My fav is 'A Rainbow of Friends" by P.K. Hallinan.  It is more of a disabilities book than just autism, but my favorite!!!  I give a copy to my kids teachers at the beginning of every year to read over and over with the class.

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Momof4AEMW
by Gold Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 7:38 PM
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I agree.  If you open the lines of communication at a level kids can understand, disabilities do not end up being that big of a deal.  I think when people ignore the elephant in the room that's when there is trouble.  I also have 3 sn kiddos with various disabilities, so I like the 2nd book better as it isn't as specific and I love the lessons in it.  Their SPED this year loved it, and so did the kids.  But the 1st is much more autism traits. They were both pretty cheap off Amazon.

Quoting Jenn8604: That's awesome! I'm asking because I don't think anyone has bothered explaining autism to the kids in ds' mainstream kindergarten class.
Quoting Momof4AEMW:

Book "Autism Is...?" by Ymkje Wideman-van der Laan is pretty good.

My fav is 'A Rainbow of Friends" by P.K. Hallinan.  It is more of a disabilities book than just autism, but my favorite!!!  I give a copy to my kids teachers at the beginning of every year to read over and over with the class.

 

SamMom912
by Gold Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 8:17 PM
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2 other good SPD books are
Gabriel at school by Hartley Steiner and Arnie and his school tools...
they may explain some of your lil guys sensory things to the class...

Sorry I cant help with the other books...


Charizma77
by Carissa on Feb. 28, 2014 at 9:47 PM
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I'm interested as well...thanks for posting and asking :)

qcmomof3
by Mariah on Feb. 28, 2014 at 9:53 PM
My brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete
Jenn8604
by on Mar. 8, 2014 at 10:10 PM
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All About My Brother by Sarah Peralta

My Mind: The World through the Eyes of Autism Adonya Wong
Are two I found from a list given on fb where I also asked about it.


Quoting Charizma77:

I'm interested as well...thanks for posting and asking :)

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Charizma77
by Carissa on Mar. 8, 2014 at 10:29 PM
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Thank you!

Quoting Jenn8604: All About My Brother by Sarah Peralta My Mind: The World through the Eyes of Autism Adonya Wong Are two I found from a list given on fb where I also asked about it.
Quoting Charizma77:

I'm interested as well...thanks for posting and asking :)


itsy1
by Member on Mar. 9, 2014 at 7:03 PM
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Bumping this. It's just what I wanted to know too :)
aakeiser
by on Mar. 9, 2014 at 7:13 PM
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I have two books but they are on asperges also. Both kids books.
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