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The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone With Autism Spiral-bound – January 30, 2006


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Spiral-bound: 62 pages
  • Publisher: Watering Can Press; 1 edition (January 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975986821
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975986820
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 9.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I was delighted to have Ellen participate in our Meet the Author event, as part of the United Nations' first ever World Autism Awareness Day. UN staff, diplomats and visitors were in attendance to hear Ellen's heartfelt remarks about teaching kids to be kind and accepting of their peers with autism. I sincerely hope her book gets spread around the world; it carries a universal message full of hope and compassion." -- Juan Carlos Brandt, Chief, Advocacy and Special Events, United Nation

"This book is a powerful tool for ensuring that our schools and classrooms are a positive place for children with special needs. It helps implement tenets of the Individuals with Disability Education Act and allows children to have fun while softening the stigma of autism." -- Rod Paige, former United States Secretary of Education

"The quality of life of children with autism can be enhanced when the people in their lives better understand them. This book does a tremendous job of helping children form an idea of what it is like to be autistic and how their patience and understanding can help those who are. I hope it is shared far and wide." -- Suzanne Wright, Co-founder, Autism Speaks

From the Publisher

This book is much more than a book that teaches children about autism. It uses informative narrative and engaging activities to help them develop understanding, compassion, and appreciation for people different from themselves. It lets them use their imagination and journal exercises to more fully comprehend some of the challenges people with autism might face. It also empowers children by helping them understand the power of their actions and how they can be a good friend to others.

This book is one in a refreshing and unique series by author Ellen Sabin. Her other books include The Giving Book: Open the Door to a Lifetime of Giving; The Hero Book: Learning Lessons From the People You Admire; The Healthy Body Book: Caring for the Coolest Machine You'll Ever Own; The Greening Book: Being a Friend to Planet Earth; The Nickels, Dimes, and Dollars Book: A Wise Kid's Guide to Money Matters, and a sequel to this book which covers other special needs--- The Special Needs Acceptance Book.

The Publisher, Watering Can Press, offer FREE teacher's guides on the web site that support using these books in classroom settings.

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The book would be perfect for gen-ed teachers of grades k-4.
AM
This is a wonderful, engaging, valuable book- thoughtful without being preachy, direct while being engaging and conversational.
J. Newman
The Autism Acceptance Book is a book that helps children understand the differences of children with autism and embrace it.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Cowhey on July 10, 2006
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I am buying children's books on autism so that my [...] son can read them. I want him to learn as much about autism as he can. He does not have autism but I do. "the Autism Acceptance Book" explains how this condition affects the way some people, with autism, brains work. I want him to learn how I think and why I act somewhat differently from other mothers. This book can explain in a younger version of how autism works. There are many children out there that have autism and my son I know has met a few of these kids but he probably doesn't know that they have autism all he knows is that they are different. This book and others like it will help children that don't have autism to better understand those who do have autism. My son has a mom and a friend with autism and that person is me.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By J. Newman on March 17, 2006
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This is a wonderful, engaging, valuable book- thoughtful without being preachy, direct while being engaging and conversational. I would highly recommend this book as a gift and guide to any child who is coming into contact with people with autism for the first time (or anything that marks someone as different than their young peers). The book strikes, in my view, just the right tone to give a young person insight into the needs and differences of a person with autism, without resorting to or promoting condescension or pity toward people with differences.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By BeatleBangs1964 TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 18, 2006
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This is the kind of book I want to see more of for all ages. I wish I'd had this book when I was a child. It sensitively and intelligently describes autism. Children, neurotypical (NT) and on the autism spectrum alike will get a lot out of it. It is the voice of reason and acceptance. If you get no other book for young people about autism, be sure to get this one. It is truly a shining gem! I love it!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Megan L. Browne on March 30, 2007
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I recently took this book to my son's third grade classroom and spent an hour just talking with the kids about Autism. With this book as a guide, it was easy to clearly explain the symptoms of autism. The suggested portions of "walking in their shoes" provided a simple way for the kids to begin to understand what it might be like to have ASD.

The book provoked wonderful questions from the kids and referencing the book I was able to give understandable answers.

Even though we live with autism, it helped my third grader to better understand his brother. It is well written, well layed out and simple to follow. I'll be taking it to my daughter's pre-k classroom soon. It shows children that differences aren't scarry. They are just different.

I highly recommend this book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Karen O. Shapiro on August 24, 2006
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Being a parent of an autistic child, I love this book. It not only embraces the world of the autistic child, but explains it in a way that children can understand what it can be like to be autistic. The colors are bright and vibrant, and the flow is just right. I have been recommending this book to people in my community, and they share my feelings. Thank you for developing such a wonderful concept.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Fowler on August 31, 2006
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I loved how the book focuses on the child/children without the disabitity and thier and their likes, dislikes, and abilities. Then shows how each child is different in a unique way.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By AM on March 19, 2009
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I purchased this book for a children's book review for a special-education class. The book would be perfect for gen-ed teachers of grades k-4. It is a step-by-step guide for children to learn about new students joining their class that have Autism. It is a workbook (students can write in the book, there are places for pictures and a journal area) for students that teaches acceptance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Caldwell on October 28, 2008
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This book not only helped my daughter come to terms with her Aspergers diagnosis positively, it helped her better understand her autistic little brother. She now views her Aspergers as the asset that it is, rather than a weakness. Bravo to the authors of this book! Well done!
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