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

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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 ...

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Overview

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".

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935274599
  • Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 489,929
  • Age range: 4 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynda Farrington Wilson is an artist and former marketing executive whose talents and experiences have culminated in writing, illustrating and advocating for children with autism and with sensory processing disorders. Living in North Carolina, Lynda and her husband have three beautiful sons. The youngest is a funny, brilliant and talented sensory-seeker who has autism. She is certified in the Affect-Based Language Curriculum and has created social and independent skill development programs using peer models in the classroom.

Lynda has illustrated several books. Her first book, endorsed by Temple Grandin, Squirmy Wormy: How I Learned to Help Myself, helps children understand their sensory issues while providing easy every day activities for self-regulation. When not advocating, Lynda enjoys capturing life’s moments in custom pencil portraits and playing in the mud on the potter’s wheel. 

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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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