Autism and Me

Autism and Me

Sibling Stories

eBook - 2009
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If you see a kid with autism on the street, don't yell at her if she's doing something wrong. She can't help it. Autism is really challenging, explains Christian, who tells about life with his sister, Mary Gwen, a beautiful girl who loves to swim. In these moving essays, Christian and many other kids tell what it's like to live with siblings who have autism. Sometimes they can't talk much. Sometimes they have tantrums. It can be tough for a family, but there are happy surprises, too. Autism has helped us to become a better family, adds Christian. It teaches us patience and understanding. Ouisie Shapiro's inspiring book shows how children, and all of us, can grow in wisdom, acceptance, and love. Steven Vote's warm photos capture the rich emotional life of these amazing families.
Publisher: Morton Grove, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2009.
ISBN: 9781306689304
1306689309
9781497644151
1497644151
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Vote, Steven - Photographer

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cmlibrary_jrobinson Jul 02, 2016

This book gives you a peek into how it is for 14 “typical” children, both the joys and challenges. The photographs in the book show children with feelings ranging from happy to thoughtful, and include a large picture of each sibling pair.The mini-essays are honest and sometimes witty, and one of them is about the niece of the author herself.

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