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Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs

Winner of the 2005 Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Literary Work of the Year Award

Based on the author’s personal and professional experiences, this comprehensive and accessible source covers all aspects of autism conditions, including Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.

  • ISBN13: 9780399530470
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  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Rating: (out of 35 reviews)

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Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs Reviews

Review by Dennis Littrell:

This book is directed especially toward parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Chantal Sicile-Kira’s goal is to save parents “countless hours of precious time and heartache” by sharing what she has learned navigating through the various systems. She has an autistic child of her own and she knows the ropes having spent “tens of thousands of hours” learning about autism and the treatments and interventions available, and how the various support and governmental groups and organizations work.

She begins by debunking myths about autism while providing a little history including some sharp commentary about Bruno Bettelheim, the psychotherapist who thought that autism was caused by “refrigerator mothers” of cold affect who pushed their children into emotional isolation. She emphasizes that autism is a “spectrum disorder” that is becoming more and more prevalent without a clear etiology.

She follows this with a chapter explaining what ASDs are and “How to Know If a Person Has One.” She addresses herself to parents who have absolutely no experience with autism, parents who have no idea what to do or how to feel. In Chapter 3 she looks into the causes and attempts to explain why people with ASDs act the way they do. Then she guides parents to what to expect and what to do after a diagnosis of autism. In Chapter 5 she comments on treatments, therapies, and interventions.

What Sicile-Kira does so well is to make the reader understand and appreciate what it is like to be a parent of an autistic child, what family life can be like with siblings, what the educational prospects are, how one fits into the community and what the future may hold. Autism spectrum disorders are becoming better and better understood all the time, and there is even a school of thought that suggests that, in their milder forms, to look for a “cure” may be a misdirection because many autistics have a unique and valuable way of viewing the world and living life.

This is a personal book, but it is also a professional book. There is an appendix giving “Parent Ratings of Behavioral Effects of Biomedical Interventions”: which drugs have or have not been effective, how non-drug supplements have or have not helped, and the effect of special diets. There is a section on “Resources,” including ASD-Specific Organizations, general organizations, governmental agencies, books; and there’s a bibliography.

If you want an introduction to autism and the world of autism from a parental and a professional point of view, this is an excellent place to start.

Review by Ted A. Parks:

I am a graduate student doing research on autism, and this book provided a fantastic amount of information. It covers the history, symptoms, treatments, how to look for help, provides numerous websites and other resources, and was invaluable to my work. Out of the ten books on autism that I have read, this one is the best.

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Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in his/her back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book defines the top ten characteristics that illuminate the minds and hearts of children with autism. Ellen’s personal experiences as a parent, an autism columnist, and a contributor to numerous parenting magazines coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. Don’t buy just one of this book — buy one for everyone who interacts with your child! Give the gift of understanding.

  • ISBN13: 9781932565300
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Rating: (out of 128 reviews)

List Price: $ 14.95
Price: $ 8.78

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew Reviews

Review by Lori Heimbichner:

Ellen Notbohm’s Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew, an extension of her article “What Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew” speaks to children’s wishes and the choices parents can make to honor them. Its soul triggered in me a CliffNotes’ synopsis of Aristotle’s contention that “choice (as determined by deliberation) is concerned with means to an end. Wish is concerned with the end.”*

And so begins Ten Things, with the first wish of a child – that he or she be known by one word, and one word only – “child,” and not squelched by the label “autistic child.” It ends with the child’s final wish – that he receive unconditional love and acceptance. The remaining eight wishes tucked in between provide insight into the tools (via choices parents can make) that will honor, empower and respect their precious children and make all their wishes come true.

Ten Things zeros in on the importance of sensory issues and thoroughly explains their direct link to a child’s behavior. Ellen reminds parents that “seemingly inexplicable behavior … all have a sensory cause … No matter how unprovoked, how random it may appear, behavior never comes out of nowhere.” She guides parents through reformatting their own beliefs and suggests ways to identify and work with the child’s sensory structure.

Ten Things addresses those infamous “meltdowns,” explains the four trigger clusters, and offers suggestions on how to identify their underlying causes. Ellen acknowledges that it’s hard work for parents to actively seek out reasons for those meltdowns rather than chalk them up to an out of control child that could do better if he wanted to. By her own diligence, and with the help of qualified professionals, meltdowns are a rare happening in her home now.

Ten Things reminds us that our children are concrete and visual thinkers and they interpret language literally. Ellen explains why idioms don’t work and how we can train ourselves to speak concretely and say what we mean to help our child understand since any communication that doesn’t make sense to a child simply won’t get through. Without helping him develop a functional way to communicate his needs, fears and wants, they will take any shape they want, which means they’ll generally manifest in the form of behavior.

Ten Things provides techniques to construct a visual strategy to help a child to navigate his day, which will quite naturally and over time contribute to improved social interactions and the creation of a solid self esteem, the foundation for social functioning. And for the child’s sake, Ellen implores parents to remember and believe that he’s trying the best he can with his limited abilities and social understanding. Any other belief system will short circuit the route for him to become a functioning citizen in our world.

That said, and in the spirit of Aristotle, Ellen makes it clear that we as parents and teachers and caregivers are the means to our child’s end.

Without doubt, the word ‘autism’ strikes fear in the hearts of parents, and Ellen makes no bones about it. She speaks candidly about her own initial grief and despair when her son was diagnosed – those instantaneous images of her child locked inside his own head, never able to interact properly with the world and become self-sufficient.

Those thoughts and perceptions became the energy behind her “can-do” attitude, her intensive and pro-active approach, and her battle plan against a self-fulfilling prophecy of hopelessness for her little boy. She recognized the potential within him; a potential present in all children waiting to be noticed and built upon, and not just fixed. It didn’t take long for her to realize that she would not change her son, even if she could. “I wouldn’t have him be anything other than exactly what he was …”

A child’s wish of unconditional love – granted.

Ten Things champions the cause of helping families discover their strengths. It validates everybody’s capabilities and possibilities. It addresses early confrontations with “can’t do” and redirects the focus onto what children “can do.” It offers a roadmap for avoiding what Ellen calls the “swamp of unmet expectations,” the place where a child’s “potential goes to die if parents don’t detach their personal aspirations from their child’s.”

Ten Things is all about parental choices:

choosing between negative and positive thinking (he won’t do versus he can’t do);

choosing to live in the dark rather than the light (frustration versus empowerment and patience);

choosing to limit themselves and their child by trying to bend him to their will by forced compliance rather than focusing on his gradual acclimation to the mysterious nuances of daily life that create havoc in his world;

choosing to move beyond the bitterness, grief and disappointment that they didn’t “get the child they were supposed to get,” and open their minds to becoming the parents they have been called to become.

choosing a rewarding direction for their life, their child’s life, their family’s life.

Read Ten Things. Absorb it. Then read it again and again. Learn from it. Trust it. Find your strength. Choose well for your child. Make all his wishes come true.

*Online CliffNotes for Aristotle’s Essays on Ethics.

Review by MG:

I have read through dozens of books pertaining to Autism and within this one book I found more useful information than anywhere else. This book is not just for parents and therapists, but also for family members adjusting to life with a child who has Autism. It helps you get inside the head of a child with Autism, and understand the struggles and pain these children face every single day.

The ten things the author lays out are simple, but essential in understanding and helping the child. She provides examples in terms that people without Autism can relate to in order to better understand certain behaviors. The recovery process is different for every child, but the information in this book will without a doubt help any family get on the road. Open your heart and read this book to really understand.

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Choiceworks Visual Support System

Choiceworks is a learning tool that uses a combination of 3 structured boards, visual images and built in choice making opportunities to effectively help children complete daily routines (morning, day & night), understand & control their feelings and improve their waiting skills (taking turns, not interrupting). The included companion books help teach your child about their daily schedule, dealing with transitions and managing their feelings.

“The ChoiceworksTM Visual Support System provides exactly the kind of communication support that enables children to follow routines, make choices and demonstrate appropriate behavior. This system is a fabulous tool to help children participate more effectively with greater independence.” Linda Hodgdon, M. ED, CCC-SLP Author of Visual Strategies for Improving Communication

“So many children are challenged on a daily basis in participating in and understanding social situations, and in regulating and expressing their emotions. The ChoiceworksTM Visual Support System is a well designed, high quality system for supporting children, their parents and professionals in daily routines and activities. It is an essential “transactional support” that is consistent with practices we have developed in the SCERTS Model.”
Barry M. Prizant, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
“While designed with families in mind, the ChoiceworksTM Visual Support System would also be a wonderful addition to a child’s school program, since it serves to remind parents and educators alike that we shouldn’t just react to difficult situations- we should respect, teach, and support the child through them. The Choiceworks Visual Support System provides an ideal way to do just that!”
Jennifer Twachtman-Reilly, M.S., CCC-SLP

  • Provides structure and support children want & need
  • Fun colors and images children enjoy & relate to
  • Easel provides storage for magnets and upright board display
  • Made with high quality durable plastic
  • Everything shown is included (even the timer!)

Rating: (out of 9 reviews)

List Price: $ 99.95
Price: $ 65.00

Choiceworks Visual Support System Reviews

Review by M. DeLouis:

My son’s feels that he has control of his mornings and evenings by easily setting up the wonderfully designed pictures for his daily schedule of activities. Gone are the tantrums because we no longer have transition issues because he follows the visual queues that he set up. LOVE IT! Let us not forget the other boards that help kids learn patience/waiting and choices. Again, we seem to have reduced the tantrums and outbursts because he is the one in control using the boards. The product is very sturdy, colorful and everything fits together for easy travel or just for storing. Overall, excellent product!! Why did it take so long for something to be developed to help our kids with ADHD, ADHD-C, autism, PDD, etc.. Thank you BeeVisual!

Review by Daniel E. Tedesco:

For those with children experiencing communication and behavioral challenges (for example, autism, PDD, etc.), this product is a great, engaging way to help provide visual queues throughout the day. The customizable picture schedule reduces tantrums and anxiety by showing the child what they can expect next during the course of a day. The other two boards teach patience/waiting and choices. The workmanship is unbeatable–everything fits tight and snug with super high quality plastic parts. The dry erase boards and marker add even more flexibility. Most of all, the graphic images and colors are FUN and hopeful looking–not dry like the institutional feeling PECS cards you might get from a speech therapist or the like. I highly recommend this product.

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1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

THERE IS A REVISED AND EXPANDED SECOND EDITION OF THIS TITLE NOW AVAILABLE!

ISBN: 9781935274063

Rating: (out of 49 reviews)

List Price: $ 24.95
Price: $ 24.94

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Reviews

Review by Yellow Roses:

I have shelves filled with books with ‘how to’ and I have tried them all. My son, Brian now 14, has severe mental retardation, there are very few books for ‘teaching’ children like him. I took a chance on this one, and worth it. Thanx to the notes in the book I no longer try and stop him from bitting his hands, but understadning why, all of us at home started to take notes of when and what happened before and now we focus on the what happens before. This is just one excellent example.

We had a good summer and he has made great progress because of the book. We did projects with him, set real targets and monitored. My 9 year old daughter who is a part of the team helping her 14 year old sibblings, got ideas of things she could do with him and learnt much about not doing ‘for him’.

The instructions for action, and this is what the book spurs you to do ‘act’ are clear and logically. So many times we go on to another ‘intervention’ and when we read the explanation that leads to the action I hear myself thinking, but you know what that is logical. It may say ‘Autism Spectrum’, but it is forall of us who has a child/young adult with moderate to severe intellectural disability.

I am purchasing two extra copies of the book. One to send to school when he starts in another two weeks, the other to my sister who we plan to visit in December. I also chair the National Advisory Board for Persons with Disability here in Jamaica and I am going to recommending this book to all who will listen.

Review by Kristen Campbell:

I can not tell you how very much this book has helped myself and my 2 children with autism as well as the educators that I entrust with my children. There is something for everyone in this book. There are so many simple answers to big questions, I literally wanted to say “Oh, why didn’t I think of that?” The education and guidance that these authors offer us, as parents, is priceless. There are so many books out there. My library of books regarding “our” spectrum grows daily. However, this one book has done more for our “team,” we, as parents, and my children’s teachers than any other book I can name. I will add, for our children’s point of view, I very strongly suggest all books by Temple Grandin. My hope is that any parent/caregiver, anyone who loves a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder will read this book and contact me, to expand all of our networks of support and love for these incredible people who happen to have ASD’s and whom we are blessed to share our lives with. Please feel free to contact me at kristenc@wcoil.com.

Thank you to the authors, the publisher and to all who support this fabulous reference. Thank you.

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Thinking in Pictures (Expanded, Tie-in Edition): My Life with Autism (Vintage)

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one-third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism–because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us.

In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectivies of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world. What emerges in Thinking in Pictures is the document of an extraordinary human being, one who, in gracefully and lucidly bridging the gulf between her condition and our own, sheds light on the riddle of our common identity.

  • ISBN13: 9780307739582
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Rating: (out of 41 reviews)

List Price: $ 15.00
Price: $ 8.31

Thinking in Pictures (Expanded, Tie-in Edition): My Life with Autism (Vintage) Reviews

Review by T. Burgess:

This book is absolutely amazing. I have 2 children with Asperger’s and Temple Grandin’s insight into why people with autism have certain behaviors was eye-opening. It also gave me a whole new perspective on what thought processes may effect their ability to learn abstract things and socialize with others. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. Even if you don’t personally know someone with autism it can certainly give you a first-hand look at how different people think differently.

Review by Lynetta Anne:

Whether you know anyone with Asperger’s or not, this book will enlighten and expand your thinking about how minds work and what it means to be human. As in most areas, most people assume that other people think and perceive the same way that they do, and that this is the “only right way to do it.” But when everyone thinks the same way, break-through thinking is almost impossible.

Reading this book I wondered if, without the awe-inspiring differences, we would have ever moved out of mud huts. It seems to me that the lessons stretch far beyond what it means to have Aspergers, although learning what that means is an incredible gift.

We need to treat our differences with awe, wonder and respect and recognize how people who are “differently wired” have helped to shape our world.

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Phonics Word Master

Phonics Word Master is designed to teach your child the fundamental building blocks of reading: letter names, letter sounds, and beginning spelling, using the Hooked on Phonics curriculum. Fun music and engaging animations entertain and the Skill Builder Review Button shows off what your child just learned!Features:LCD screen for visual reinforcementFull alphabet keypadSkill Builder Review ButtonSeven interactive modesIdentify Letter NamesFind Letter NamesIdentify Letter SoundsFind Letter SoundsSpell a wordSound out a wordAlphabet Learning SongRequires 3 “AA” batteries, included.Measures 10.3″ W x 8″HM/ul>

  • Portable for learning on-the-go
  • Engaging animations
  • Includes mode selector, LCD screen, review button, speaker and volume control
  • Seven unique modes: 1. Pick a letter 2. Where is the letter? 3. Pick a letter sound 4. Where is the letter sound? 5. Spell out a word 6. Sound out a word 7. Musical medley
  • Learn to read with hooked on phonics!

Rating: (out of 6 reviews)

List Price: $ 39.99
Price: $ 19.00

Phonics Word Master Reviews

Review by A. Stagg:

The Phonics Word Master is an excellent teaching toy, especially if you have a child struggling with basics of language skills.

Hooked on Phonics is primarily a tool to help teach reading skills, but this particular toy is interesting because it does an excellent job of pronouncing letters and words without lots of flashing lights and distractions that may inhibit children who are ADHD or autistic spectrum.

This toy ties the visual representations of letters and words together quite nicely with a straightforward pronunciation of the related sounds.

This toy should also be an excellent tool to help ANY kid learn the basics of reading.

Review by L. Heckathorn:

My 3 yr-old got this for Christmas, and he really enjoys it. He already knows his letter sounds, and we thought this would help him with the corresponding letter names and starting to form words for pre-reading skills. He really likes using the toy, although it is most effective when we sit and have one-on-one time with him while he uses it, so we can help him stay focused – a tough task for any 3 year old! It is also great to take in the car, as it is just the right size to hold in their lap. We wanted to encourage him in his interest of letters and reading but still keep it fun, and this toy helps! We also purchased the next toy Sizzle makes (Get Ready to Read Activity System for ages 4-7), so that as soon as he is ready we can get that out – it is even more interactive.

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Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew

Ellen Notbohm’s first book, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, was a shot heard throughout the worldwide autism community, branded by readers as “required reading for all social service workers, teachers and relatives of children with autism.” Now, for the teacher in all of us comes Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew. The unique perspective of a child’s voice is back to help us understand the thinking patterns that guide their actions, shape an environment conducive to their learning style, and communicate with them in meaningful ways. Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew affirms that autism imposes no inherent upper limits on achievement, that both teacher and child “can do it.” It’s the game plan every educator, parent, or family member needs to make the most of every “teaching moment” in the life of these children we love.

  • ISBN13: 9781932565362
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Rating: (out of 23 reviews)

List Price: $ 14.95
Price: $ 8.16

Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew Reviews

Review by Lori Heimbichner:

The child of Ellen Notbohm’s award-winning Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew is now a student in her latest book, Ten Things Your Student With Autism Wishes You Knew. In the student’s voice, Ellen enlightens trained educators, support staff, therapists, administrators, parents, and family members about what their student wishes they knew. She offers a concise and comprehensive discussion of the underlying issues that influence teaching students with autism.

Ten Things is practical and written in clear, no-nonsense language. Ellen engages her audience with a lively and often witty writing style. She captures what it is like to function in the world of a student with autism, and provides a thoughtful examination and explanation of remedies for the problems she identifies.

Ellen says, “To be able to hear the voice of our student with autism and respond in ways that are meaningful to him or her, we must be able to step outside our own deeply, deeply ingrained frame of reference.” She shows how important and possible it is to suspend all we know so we are able to think differently.

Ten Things is founded on the essential circle of learning between student and teacher, and it challenges us to lay aside our egos and become child centered. To use Ellen’s quote from the 1995 Disney movie “Pocahontas”, if you read and apply Ten Things, “You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.”

And it is in that spirit that Ellen’s student with autism would say to teachers and learners alike, “Please read this book”:

If you believe it is important to discover ways to help students like me acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to live productive lives;

If you want to offer students a beginning, if you want to impact our lives positively, and if you want to see the best in us;

If you believe that learning is more than test scores, transcripts, and regurgitating information;

If you are committed to expanding your own education; and

If you are rewarded by seeing me believe in myself because you are putting within reach what most thought was beyond my grasp.

Review by Yvette K. Breaux:

I gave a copy of this book and “Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew” to my child’s principal and teacher. As the parent of a child with autism, I find myself reading these books again and again. What I appreciate most is the emphasis on recognizing the child with autism as a whole person, and not a series of problems needing to be fixed. They’re short, easy to read, and packed with useful information for anyone wanting to know more about what it’s like to be a child with autism in a neuro-typical world.

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Through the eyes of Autism

Through the eyes of Autism is a short film that shows an autistic child’s world through visual imagery, music, sound effects, and text. This film uses different attributes of autism as chapters. The film is entirely through the child’s point of view and uses typical childhood settings like school, the playground, and home to show their worldThis product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com’s standard return policy will apply.

Rating: (out of 9 reviews)

List Price: $ 10.00
Price: $ 10.00

Through the eyes of Autism Reviews

Review by Bonnie Sayers:

This short film is nicely done with visual imagery, music, quotes on screen with text and interesting sound effects. This is all done Through the eyes of Autism. This journey is similar to what a child on the Autism Spectrum would deal with on a daily basis. They are just a few of the attributes of autism.

Through the eyes of Autism starts off with some fuzzy images and quoted text on the screen until the image is totally focused. The first quote is by a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum mentioning how relieved she was to get a diagnosis so she would know what to do with her child.

When this segment is over we see a hand go to the PECS schedule board and turn over the free play card to All Done and move on to the next sign of sensory. Viewers will get a sense of what sensory overload is like. There is a spinning top toys, bubbles being blown around, a child is mushing a toy car into shaving cream and rice is dumping from a hand landing into a table where there are toys. This is similar to our bean table at home since rice is smaller and hard to pick up off the floor on a daily basis. I must say though that rice and beans together is a nice tactile experience.

The sounds sometimes come before the image, as is the case with a balloon losing air inside a classroom setting. This lands on a bean bag chair that has a book opened up and turned upside down. There is a lullaby playing in the background making one think this is quiet time.

thought the short film was tastefully done and beneficial to those who know nothing about Autism Spectrum Disorders. A good primer for other parents, support groups, babysitters, respite workers, college students, new teachers and therapists.

It will give you an inside look at what is going on around the child on the Autism Spectrum and how they take in all this information, images and auditory effects and how it can get all mixed up and jumbled in the mind, which in turn creates overload and confusion and can then bring on tantrums, etc.

Review by Mum:

This short film is a valuable tool for all people involved with children and adults with autism. It give you a look at how they see things through their eyes without technical terms and written descriptions. It is visual and that is truly what it is all about for many individuals with autism. My son has autism and he watches it and talks to us about what he sees and how it makes him feel. You can attempt to describe how some lighting makes them feel, but this movie shows you how it makes them feel! Awesome look into their lives. It would be a great tool for the parents or teachers just learning about the sensory world for people with autism. No film would ever be able to give it all to you because they are all so different, but this is a well rounded look into how differently they may see things in the world. Thank you!

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Since We’re Friends: An Autism Picture Book

Children with autism struggle to make friends and navigate social situations. However, one child can make a significant difference in the life of a child with autism by offering compassion, understanding and friendship. Since We re Friends is about two boys. One has autism, the other does not. The story of their relationship provides practical examples of how to make such a friendship work. It will help children see that their peers with autism can make a fun, genuine contribution to friendship. From the publisher:
The prevalence of autism has skyrocketed in recent years. One in every 150 children is now living with this pervasive developmental disorder. The handful of autism children s books on the market represents the most severe cases of autism. However, most children with autism are much less severe. These misunderstood children struggle in social situations and have difficulty making friends. Since We re Friends will appeal to family members, friends, teachers, therapists, doctors, neighbors, and anyone who seeks to know and understand more about children with autism.

  • ISBN13: 9780979471308
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Rating: (out of 23 reviews)

List Price: $ 8.99
Price: $ 5.16

Since We’re Friends: An Autism Picture Book Reviews

Review by Nancy A. Ullmann:

This is a wonderful picture book about how a friendship can work between two friends who are different from each other. It teaches children how they can be helpful, thoughtful, and caring to a child with autism. A great teaching tool to use with school age children who interact with autistic children. The illustrations are beautiful and inviting. The story is well written and definitely will keep the readers attention.

Review by Bridget:

As a special educator of students with autism, I found this book to very useful. I envision using this book as a regular addition in my class library. It teaches great lessons about acceptance, friendship, and differences. With additions like this book to a class library, students would be exposed to others like them and those that are different. There needs to be more books like this one that shed positive light on children with autism. Children are naturally accepting of others and this book helps display that acceptance!

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Color Spectrum

The random patterns of this liquid motion toy are mesmerizing. Set on a swivel stand so you can flip it and control the speed of flow. Colors vary

  • 4″ x 7.75″
  • Colors vary (either yellow or clear liquid)

Rating: (out of 3 reviews)

Price: $ 19.33

Color Spectrum Reviews

Review by D. Kline:

We got this “toy” for my 3 1/2 year old ASD son. We got it because he loves to look at things like this for stimming purposes. I have not given it to him yet as it’s a Christmas gift, but we know he’s going to love it. And it’s an appropriate stimming object. If it’s not something like this, it will be the ceiling fan or a bent straw…so at least this is something cool that anyone would like to look at. The item itself is durable and looks like it will have a long life. The stand that it comes in however, is a cheap kind of plastic that doesn’t look like it will hold up very long. It’s weak and flimsy. I plan to just give him the actual spectrum. Plus, the company sends you a catalog of other “stim-appropriate” items for children with ASD.

Review by Diane Maffia-buckley:

This toy was bought for my grandson for Christmas. He has PDD-NOS which is under the Autism Spectrum. The toy barely got out of the box before it broke!!! My son was trying to put the black base onto the toy when the toy cracked and all the colored oil spilled all over him!!!! MY first thought was what IF my grandson tried to do it and it got all over hime….the piececs could have cut him!! Unfortunately my son threw the original box away before he told me of what had happened because I would have written that company. I would NOT recommend this toy at all.

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