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A candid picture of autism

  • Jul 18, 2009
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'Autism and Me' would be an excellent resource for families with one autistic child and one or more non-autistic children. Often children with siblings who have disabilities may have difficulty relating to the sibling or understanding all of the behaviors/symptoms associated with the disability. 'Autism and Me' offers brief stories, written from a child's perspective, of living with an autistic sibling. Each story describes some of the behaviors/symptoms associated with Autism and also offers effective coping strategies for living together. Each story has real pictures of the siblings, and really provides an optimistic child's-eye view of autism. This book would be highly recommended for child siblings of an individual with Autistic Disorder.

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Grade 4–6—Using photos of family members and the words of children as young as six, Shapiro shows the ups and downs of life with someone who has autism. The youngsters' voices are honest and realistic: "I was kind of embarrassed." "Sometimes I get ticked when Mary Gwen hits and screams." If anything about Jesse changed, "he wouldn't be Jesse anymore, and I would miss the old Jesse." Some of them sound a bit preachy: "You should respect people with autism for who they are." However, the children's emotions ring true, telling what they love about their sibling; the preaching comes from their hearts. This book would be useful in families and in classrooms to help explain both the struggles and the triumphs of living with someone who has this disorder.—Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD
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ISBN-10: 0807504874
ISBN-13: 978-0807504871
Author: Ouisie Shapiro
Genre: Teens
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
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