As the disorder continues to grow in numbers, medical professionals, teachers and parents scramble to understand it and how to work with those who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Unique as Pete: How Autism Does Not Mean Different tells the story of an autistic boy named Pete. Written as a tool for children to better understand classmates, siblings and friends who may be autistic, the book describes how just because Pete acts differently from others, he should not be excluded, after all everyone is unique in their own way. Unique as Pete includes materials and resources for adults to learn about autism. This book is part one of the Appreciating Autism series that hopes to better educate adults and children alike. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the books will go to fund the Autism Society of North Central Indiana, South Bend Chapter's goal of opening an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Center where families will be able to learn how to more effectively treat autism and work through some of the struggles that come with it.