The 8 illustrated children's books on this list have been selected for promoting empathy and understanding of children with autism, or for helping autistic children deal with and manage common issues related to autism.
Like all of us, children and teens are hopeful and pleased that the situation appears to be improving. However, the next phase of the pandemic comes with its own fears and anxieties. Some characteristics of autism may make these fears even more intense for kids on the spectrum.
Diagnosed as a toddler, David Petrovic fulfills his dreams of teaching middle school and speaking nationally—and he continues to reach new goals and greater heights. More than just a story, the book is filled with strategies and lessons learned, and it gives the reader the unique opportunity to experience life from the perspectives of the autistic person and family living it.
Understanding the Connection Between Stress and Chronic GI Symptoms in Autistic Children
Gastrointestinal (GI) distress is common inautisticchildren with close to one quarter having at least one chronic symptom (Molly and Manning-Courtney, 2003). Some of the symptoms that occur in greater frequency for this group include diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain.