Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Gifts for My Child with Autism
If you know my son, you are hereby sworn to
secrecy - do not mention this post to him
until after Christmas.
My lovable ten year old took years to ask for
anything more specific than "a present" for
Christmas, but this year he wanted a Ladybug
pillow pet and "Christmas books." Quizzed as
to whether those were books given for Christmas
or books about Christmas, he said both. Then
at school he asked for a Jane and the Dragon
book (we watch the tv show).
His kind assistant who's been going with him
to the library for about a year only to have him
head for the Dr. Seuss books every time, gave
him There's a Wocket in My Pocket (see top).
I also have The Christmas Day Kitten for him.
You probably realize these books are young
for a middle schooler. My boy can read the
words of age appropriate books, but for
enjoyment he still heads for the picture
Remember, if you see him, mum's the word.
Forgot to mention Stinky, he's already read it,
but we really liked it (very funny and the message
is make friends with someone who is different)
and Toon Books gave us our very own copy
to keep (see "Where's the Post?" or check out
my article at http://www.toon-books.com).
Perhaps no coincidence that Stinky won a
If you get a child with autism that you love
one of these or any other book for Christmas,
let us know what happened in the New Year.