'An amazing book! Christy Gast and Jane Krug have provided a fun and informative text that will assist children on the autism spectrum in learning important life skills. Each step is broken down clearly and concisely with great visual representation. As an individual on the autism spectrum who has trouble with fine motor tasks, tasks which involve multiple directions and the fact that I tend to be a visual learner, I would have greatly benefited from a book like this as a child. Highly recommended!' --Nick Dubin, presenter and author of Asperger Syndrome and Bullying
'As adults, we frequently take for granted the daily routines which have become such an integral part of our lives. For many children, however, the unfamiliarity of these activities can instill fear or uncertainty, or promote the impression that the tasks are overwhelmingly difficult or complicated. With beautiful photos and simple, reassuring text, the authors and illustrator have created a remarkable resource. The step-by-step information will enable children to become familiar with basic routines so that they can approach them with both confidence and competence.' -----Laurel A. Hoekman, Executive Director, The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding
'This is a resource for young children that is certain to stand the practical tests of time and application! Simple and complete, parents and professionals will find themselves reaching for it time and again.' -----Carol Gray, President, The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding and pioneer of Social Stories(TM)
About the Author
Christy Gast is a publications and event coordinator for the Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding with sixteen years' teaching experience. She is co-author of The Social Stories (TM) Quarterly, and has two sons, one of whom has Asperger s Syndrome. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Jane Krug is a speech-language therapist, and has specialized in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder for nearly ten years. She volunteers her time at The Gray Center, lives in Ada, Michigan, and has a young daughter.