'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.
I think "Autism and Me-- Sibling Stories" would be a very good book to use with young children, in either a home or school setting, if you wanted to open up a dialog about Autism. In 32 pages, it presents multiple examples of kids of different backgrounds and genders, all of whom have siblings with some level of autism. The book always maintains an upbeat attitude, but not at the expense of reality. The children talk about the challenges they and their siblings face. They … more
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