Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Kids Reading Autism

Acoustic For Autism

Rock Around
Today's post again takes advantage of the blog title's double meaning.
These books try to explain autism to children and may be useful
to give to peers or even to your child with autism. The first
three titles come courtesy of Dr. Brigham at the Vanderbilt
Kennedy center from their resource list.

The other stuff? Amazon.  The images at top are what
you get if you type in "Autism Rocks" but you can 
click on them if you want to buy the album or the
rock around (which looks like a lot of fun)
Full disclosure: if you do click on them and
buy them and if I ever get my account set up,
they might give me 25 cents or so if I buy something
at Amazon. Actually if you already have either of
these, or get them, email me what you think and
I'll post your review.

I know, neither of them are books. But hey, it's
my blog. And I want to know if kids like that 
rock around and what that album sounds like
and my son's too old for the one, and I'm 
far too cheap and lazy and cautious to get
the other.

Wow. My longest digression yet.

Shall we return to the books? We shall.

I know none of these, but if they're
good enough for Vanderbilt .  .  .

Russell Is Extra Special: A Book About Autism for Children

Amenta III, C. A. (1992). Russell is extra special. New York: Magination Press.
My Friend with Autism: A Coloring Book for Peers and Siblings
Bishop, B. (2003). My friend with autism. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc., Inc.   

Katz, I., & Ritvo, E. (1993). Joey and Sam. Los Angeles, CA: Real Life Storybooks. 
(no picture available for Joey and Sam)

Amazon offers these other options too.
My Friend Has Autism (Friends With Disabilities)
The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone With Autism
Since We're Friends: An Autism Picture Book
Everybody Is Different: A Book for Young People Who Have Brothers or Sisters With Autism

I love the "Being a Friend to Someone with Autism"
Has someone written "Being Someone with Autism
and a friend"?  Shout out to all you writers with
autism - which is not me, though I remain your
friend and
Spectrum Mom  

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read any of these yet, but the list will come in handy in future, I'm sure. Thanks.

    As for music, we have My Turn, Your Turn: Songs for Building Socia Skills by Cathy Bollinger. The tunes are catchy (i.e. not overly painful for adults) and the subject matter is basic social necessities like saying thank you, holding your temper, not monologuing too much on favourite subjects, etc. Boo isn't really old enough yet, but I think it'll be useful once he is.