How To Talk to an Autistic Kid
Written by a 14 year old autistic boy, this straightforward book was created to help children value children with autism. Focusing on some of the more common idiosyncrasies of children on the Autism spectrum, the book provides brief behavior explanations and ways to successfully communicate. A valuable resource for all ages, this would make an excellent read aloud for siblings of children with autism, or an effective way to reduce bullying in the school or church setting. HC. 43 pgs. ~ Deanne
While many young people know kids with autism, they often find it hard to relate to them. Thats because the behavior of autistic kids can seem off-putting and antisocial, even though the person with autism wants to be friends. This is frustrating for autistic kids and for their peers, and often leads to avoiding, ignoring, excludingor bullying and teasing.
In How to Talk to an Autistic Kid, a 14-year-old boy describes what its like being autistic. With frankness and optimism, author Daniel Stefanski provides personal stories, clear explanations, and supportive advice about how to get along with kids with autism. He answers many questions readers might have about their autistic peers, like: Why does my autistic friend sometimes talk too loud or stand too close? Why does she talk so much about the same topic over and over? Why does he complain about the lights (or the noise, or the smell)? How should I act when were together?
Always straightforward and often humorous, this book will give readers (kids and adults alike) the confidence and tools needed to befriend kids with autism.
Even though my brain is different, Im still a kid. I like to have fun and want to have friends.Daniel Stefanski