Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April is Autism Awareness Month

The CDC estimates that 1 in 68 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder has many types and can show up in many different ways. There are many ways in which autism is misunderstood. Take some time this month to educate yourself about autism and the people struggling, managing, and thriving with this disorder.

Non-fiction resources:
Perspectives on diseases and disorders: Autism by Carrie Fredricks
The reason I jump : the inner voice of a thirteen-year-old boy with autism by Naoki Higashida, translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell 
Sisterhood of the spectrum : an Asperger chick's guide to life by Jennifer Cook O'Toole; illustrated by Anne-Louise Richards
The Asperkid's (secret) book of social rules by Jennifer Cook O'Toole ; illustrated by Brian Bojanowski
Coping with Asperger Syndrome by Maxine Rosaler.
National Institutes of Mental Health.

Fiction Books:
Anything but typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin.
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
by Mark Haddon.
Rain reign by Ann R. Martin.
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan.
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork.

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