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Subject: Special Needs Children's Books
Date Posted: 4/4/2008 8:16 PM ET
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My youngest son has Asperger's Syndrome, which is in the Autism Spectrum.  I am looking for children's books written for AS children.  I have seen books written about children with Autism and AS which seem to be oriented towards others, explaining why AS/Autistic children react the way they do in certain circumstances. I'm looking for books to read with my son, not others.

Thank you all for your comments.  I appreciate your help!!

Imelda



Last Edited on: 4/7/08 8:35 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/4/2008 10:13 PM ET
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You are definately right, I have yet to see a single book written for someone with Autism, while there is an ample selection of books for children with classmates or sibilings with the disorder.  This site has a list of ones that (while not written directly for ASD children) seem to be good reads with Austic children:

http://www.beagooddad.com/237/good-books-for-children-with-autism/

There is a book comming out (I believe it's still in the works but it could be out already) called The Little Composer by Amelia Bennett which looks like it may be a good one.

Really though, this is an area which has not been tapped into much.  I will keep my eyes peeled while I am in the curriculum lab at the school and let you know if I find anything.  Sorry I couldn't help that much.



Last Edited on: 4/4/08 10:16 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/5/2008 11:49 PM ET
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I have not seen many books specifically for Autistic children. Which is unfortunate being that Autism is rather common. I know that there is a new book titled, " Since Were Friends: An Autism Picture Book" by Celeste Shally and David Harrington. The below desciption was posted on the Barnes and Noble website regarding this book. I am going to pick up a copy it sounds like a wonderful book about an Autistic child.

Since We're Friends is the moving and inspirational story of an autistic child and the boy who makes a difference in his life -- by offering compassion, understanding, empathy, and, ultimately, the greatest gift of all: friendship.

 

Date Posted: 4/5/2008 11:52 PM ET
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The following link will take you to Barnes and Noble. On this page there are many books listed related to Autism. I hope you can find one to read with your son.

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/autism/index.asp?PID=21674&cds2Pid=21148

Date Posted: 4/7/2008 8:44 PM ET
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I don't know if this book would be right for your child but the title is "I Have Autism - What's That ?" Here is a link to it.

http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=425&a=4971