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Non-Fiction Books about

Autism Spectrum Disorder for Children

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

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

by Ellen Saber

An activity book, a conversation-starter and an educational tool that teaches children about autism, develops their understanding and empathy for their peers facing this challenge, and engages them in learning to embrace people's differences with respect, compassion and kindness.

Book cover for I See Things Differently

I See Things Differently

by Pat Thomas

I See Things Differently will help children understand what autism is and how it affects someone who has it, and is a wonderful catalyst for discussion that will help children to better understand and support autistic classmates or siblings. 

Book cover for My Friend with Autism

My Friend with Autism

by Beverly Bishop

Written for classmates of spectrum students and the classmates' parents, this kid-friendly book explains in positive ways that children with autism are good at some things, not so good at others - just like everyone else.

Book cover for What Does Happy Look Like?

What Does Happy Look Like?

by Silvana Karim

Emotions are difficult for most children to understand, they pose a particular challenge for children with autism spectrum disorders due to their literal and concrete way of thinking and learning. Help for children now comes in the form of this charming picture book, which presents examples of the basic emotions, happy, sad, mad, etc., in environments and situations that are familiar to children and, therefore, are easier to understand. Fun activities at the back of the book make this a truly interactive instructional experience.

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