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The Autism Acceptance Book:
Being a Friend to Someone with Autism

by Ellen Sabin

Item: 9780975986820

Format: Spiral bound, hard cover
Pages: 62

The AUTISM ACCEPTANCE BOOK: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism is an interactive, educational and character-building book that introduces children to the challenges faced by people with autism while also supporting their personal journey toward appreciating and respecting people’s differences. The 62-page spiral-bound book offers educational information, conversation-starters, and engaging exercises that invite children to “walk in someone else’s shoes” as they learn to treat others the same ways they would like to be treated themselves.

The Autism Acceptance Book grows kids with character by:

  • Helping them understand that everyone is different and has unique talents and challenges.
  • Encouraging them to take the time and make the effort to understand and respect others.
  • Offering exercises that encourage them to practice empathy and compassion.
  • Building a better understanding of autism and how people with autism might interact and react in certain situations.
  • Broadening their experiences by showing them that all friendships are different and can be rewarding in many ways.
  • Building their self-esteem by helping them understand the power of their actions and their ability to be kind, compassionate and helpful.
Why The Autism Acceptance Book is SO important…

Autism is a growing problem that afflicts thousands of children every year. Children with autism face many challenges and obstacles. These children will have an easier time navigating the world if the people in their lives take the time to understand them better.

Children who do not have autism live in a world full of people who are different from each other in all sorts of ways. It isn’t always easy for children to understand and accept people that seem different or behave in ways they find unfamiliar. When children learn more about people with autism, they will be supporting their peers, making new friends, and strengthening their own character.

This book is ideal for use in classrooms, camps, and other group settings.
Sample Pages

“Good character involves the head, the heart, and the hand-knowing, caring, and acting. The Autism Acceptance Book develops all three: children’s understanding of autism, their empathy for those facing this challenge, and their ability to befriend them in helpful ways. Any young reader who develops these sensitivities toward people with autism is likely to become more empathetic and kind toward people in general. Parents, teachers, and others who care about character will be grateful for this excellent resource.”
– Thomas Lickona, Ph.D, author, Character Matters; Director, Center for the 4th and 5th Rs, SUNY Cortland

“This book is a powerful tool for ensuring that our schools and classrooms are a positive place for children with special needs. It helps implement tenets of the Individuals with Disability Education Act and allows children to have fun while softening the stigma of autism.”
– Rod Paige, former United States Secretary of Education

“The quality of life of children with autism can be enhanced when the people in their lives better understand them. This book does a tremendous job of helping children form an idea of what it is like to be autistic and how their patience and understanding can help those who are. I hope it is shared far and wide.”
– Suzanne Wright, Co-founder, Autism Speaks

“I was delighted to have Ellen participate in our Meet the Author event, as part of the United Nations’ first ever World Autism Awareness Day. UN staff, diplomats and visitors were in attendance to hear Ellen’s heartfelt remarks about teaching kids to be kind and accepting of their peers with autism. I sincerely hope her book gets spread around the world; it carries a universal message full of hope and compassion.”
– Juan Carlos Brandt, Chief, Advocacy and Special Events, United Nations

“I wish I’d had this book when I was a child. It sensitively and intelligently describes autism. Children, neurotypical (NT) and on the autism spectrum alike will get a lot out of it. It is the voice of reason and acceptance. If you get no other book for young people about autism, be sure to get this one. It is truly a shining gem! I love it!”
– Reader Review

“What an impact this book has made for our family, friends and our community!! I have ordered several copies of this book and find that every time I order one, I am giving it to someone to have or pass on. I cannot imagine there is a better compliment of descriptions and illustrations for anyone (young or old) to understand autism. My son is autistic and I have given copies to family members as well as his special education teachers at school (who have utilised this material to enlighten other children in the school about autism)."
– Reader Review ”

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