Autistic? How Silly is That!: I Don't Need Any Labels at All!

Autistic? How Silly is That!: I Don't Need Any Labels at All!

by Lynda Farrington Wilson
     
 

Winner of a 2012 Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine, the first book of its kind that tells children with autism they are KIDS with autism, as it gently pokes fun of the onerous label "autistic".  The readers will feel better about themselves after reading about their new friend, the narrator, who also HAS autism, as well as many other

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Winner of a 2012 Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine, the first book of its kind that tells children with autism they are KIDS with autism, as it gently pokes fun of the onerous label "autistic".  The readers will feel better about themselves after reading about their new friend, the narrator, who also HAS autism, as well as many other more important characteristics.  Having autism is just one small part of his overall character and humanity.  And we would never again label him as simply "autistic".

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This sweet and endearing book offers youngsters a fresh perspective on autism, by helping them understand that autism is just one small facet of who they are!"

– Rebecca Moyes, MEd, author of Visual Techniques for Developing Social Skills and Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms and mother of a young man with Asperger's syndrome

This is a great picture storybook that over-exaggerates the “titistics” of  most everything we do and are.

For both parents and children who are getting this diagnosis for the first time, it does definitely take the “sting” out of the words and replaces it with a spontaneous smile.

Children and parents will easily get the message that there are no real labels for anything, and at the same time there are labels for everything, if we want them!

This is a beautifully illustrated and well written book that can be used 1-1 or in groups with children or at parent information meetings by a seminar facilitator.

Thank you Lynda!!

Susan N. Schriber Orloff, OTR/L

CEO/Executive Director

Children's Special Services, LLC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935274599
Publisher:
Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
895,166
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 9 Years

Read an Excerpt

If I catch a fish, am I fishertistic, and if I cook the fish would that make me culinaritistic too?

 WHEW! Ridiculous! I don’t need any labels at all. 
 
I’m just a typical person, with my own likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, hopes and dreams, who approaches the world a little differently… but many times, better.  
 
I’m a brilliant person WITH autism. 
 
Autistic? How silly is that!

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From the Publisher

"This sweet and endearing book offers youngsters a fresh perspective on autism, by helping them understand that autism is just one small facet of who they are!"

– Rebecca Moyes, MEd, author of Visual Techniques for Developing Social Skills and Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms and mother of a young man with Asperger's syndrome

This is a great picture storybook that over-exaggerates the “titistics” of  most everything we do and are.

For both parents and children who are getting this diagnosis for the first time, it does definitely take the “sting” out of the words and replaces it with a spontaneous smile.

Children and parents will easily get the message that there are no real labels for anything, and at the same time there are labels for everything, if we want them!

This is a beautifully illustrated and well written book that can be used 1-1 or in groups with children or at parent information meetings by a seminar facilitator.

Thank you Lynda!!

Susan N. Schriber Orloff, OTR/L

CEO/Executive Director

Children's Special Services, LLC

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