Julie can't wait to go to the park and feed the ducks with her big sister. Her little brother, Ian, who has autism, wants to go, too. Ian doesn't have the same reactions to all the sights and sounds that his sisters have. Through its simple plot, the story conveys a complex family relationship and demonstrates the ambivalent emotions Julie feels about her autistic brother.
This natural mix of resentment, anger, isolation, loyalty, and love is explained in preliminary notes written by professional pediatric caregivers. Louis is a verb! He has a lot of trouble focusing and he is always doing something, but the problem is usually it s the wrong something. It s hard to be a verb! My knees start itching, my toes start twitching, my skin gets jumpy, others get grumpy. When it comes to sitting still it s just not my deal. Haven't you heard I am a verb! Louis mom teaches him how to focus by showing him a few hands on ideas that anyone can try. A must have book for all who struggle with paying attention.
Jay can make his own breakfast, dress himself, and play by himself, but sometimes he feels sad and wishes for a friend. When a magical horse appears and befriends Jay, his wish comes true. This interactive book was developed for use with children with developmental and learning differences and disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and dyslexia. It is designed to help educators, parents, and caregivers teach children about language, reading, story comprehension, functional skills, and basic concepts.
Fourth grade is not going at all how Benny Barrows hoped. He hasn't found a new best friend at school. He's still not a great bike rider — even though his brother George, who's autistic, can do tricks. And worst of all, he worries his dad's recent accident might be all his fault. Benny tries to take his mom's advice and focus on helping others, and to take things one step at a time, but Benny doesn't know how he and his family will overcome all the bad luck that life seems to have thrown their way.
A young girl sits next to a boy named Louis at school. Louis has autism, but through imagination, kindness, and a special game of soccer, his classmates find a way to join him in his world. Then they can include Louis in theirs. From inside Caitlin's head, readers see the very personal aftermath of a middle school shooting that took the life of the older brother she adored.
Caitlin is a bright fifth grader and a gifted artist. She also has Asperger Syndrome, and her brother, Devon, was the one who helped her interpret the world. A compassionate school counselor works with her, trying to teach her the social skills that are so difficult for her. Through her own efforts and her therapy sessions, she begins to come to terms with her loss and makes her first, tentative steps toward friendship. Winner of the National Book Award. Twins Callie and Charlie have a lot in common, but they are also very different: Charlie has autism.
Callie narrates the story, describing what autism is and exploring the issues that come along with it.
The theme is of love, patience, and acceptance. Endnotes give a few basic facts for children unfamiliar with autism. The authors, a mother-daughter team, based this story on personal experience. The bright, mixed-media illustrations depict the family's warmth and concern. A peer narrator explains that his friend with autism is good at some things and not so good at others — just like everyone else!
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In an informative, positive tone, he addresses issues such as sensory sensitivity, communication differences, unique ways of playing, and insistence on routine. All of Louis thoughts are very important to him. In fact, his thoughts are so important to him that when he has something to say, his words begin to wiggle, and then they do the jiggle, then his tongue pushes all of his important words up against his teeth and he erupts, or interrupts others.
His mouth is a volcano! This story takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to capture their rambunctious thoughts and words for expression at an appropriate time. The year is , and twelve-year-old P. All this is seen through the eyes of P. Pedro, a young boy who loves whales more than anything, is heartbroken when he's told to put away his favorite toy whale on the first day of school.
But then Pedro's teacher discovers the secret to helping him do his best work: not only giving him his whale, but also incorporating his special interest into the whole curriculum. Soon, Pedro's whale is helping all the children learn, as the teacher works whales into math lessons, storytime, simple science experiments, and more!
Pedro's whale helps him make friends, too, as the other children start to share his special interest. This story introduces educators to one of the best, most effective inclusion strategies: using students' fascinations to help them learn. Louis is back! And this time, he's learning all about personal space. Louis, a self-taught space expert is delighted to learn that his teacher has sent him to the principal's office to attend personal space camp.
Eager to learn more about lunar landings, space suits, and other cosmic concepts, Louis soon discovers that he has much to learn about personal space right here on earth. Written with style, wit, and rhythm, personal space camp addresses the complex issue of respect for another person's physical boundaries. Told from Louis's perspective, this story is a good resource for parents, teachers, and counselors who want to communicate the idea of personal space in a manner that connects with kids. Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms Reign, Rein. Not everyone understands Rose's obsessions, her rules, and the other things that make her different — not her teachers, not other kids, and not her single father.
When a storm hits their rural town, rivers overflow, the roads are flooded, and Rain goes missing. Now Rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places to search. Though Rose's story is often heartbreaking, her matter-of-fact narration provides moments of humor. Readers will empathize with Rose, who finds strength and empowerment through her unique way of looking at the world. During a summer vacation at his aunt's house, Johnny is made responsible for taking care of his older cousin Remember, who has autism.
Remember is a gawky awkward kid with some pretty strange habits, like repeating back almost everything Johnny says and spending hours glued to the weather channel. Johnny's premonitions of disaster appear at first to come to fruition, but when the two boys save a bully from drowning, salvage the pizzeria guy's romance, and share girl troubles, Johnny ends up having the summer of his life. She wishes she could be like her hero Rogue — a misunderstood X-Men mutant who used to hurt anyone she touched until she learned how to control her special power.
But being a true friend is complicated and it might be just the thing that leads Kiara to find her own special power. Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a surprising, new sort-of friend, and Kristi, the next-door friend she's always wished for, it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?
Ben's decision to join the military affects his entire family members, including his brother, who has autism and who announces that he, too, wishes to enlist. Schneider Family Award winner. When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism. Temple went to school instead. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry.
As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique contributions that autistic people can make. In this story, Christopher sets out to solve the mysterious death of a neighborhood dog. When young Temple was diagnosed with autism, no one expected her to talk, let alone become one of the most powerful voices in modern science.
Yet, the determined visual thinker did just that. Her unique mind allowed her to connect with animals in a special way, helping her invent groundbreaking improvements for farms around the globe! This is the first book in a brand new educational series about the inspirational lives of amazing scientists. You'll find a complete biography, fun facts, a timeline of events, and a note from Temple. Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim board the London Eye, but after half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off — except Salim.
Ted and his older sister, Kat, become sleuthing partners and follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin. Ultimately it comes down to Ted, whose brain works in its own very unique way, to find the key to the mystery.
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As the apprentice to Caleb, the last magician in the magic-steeped Barrow, Oscar's job is to collect the herbs, prepare the charms and tinctures, do his chores, and avoid trouble. That changes when a mysterious destructive force arrives and it is up to Oscar and his friend Callie to protect the Barrow and its inhabitants. When his father heads from California to Virginia for medical treatment, Charlie reluctantly travels cross-country with his boy-crazy sister, unruly brothers, and a mysterious new family friend. Sam doesn't like his pancakes to touch, his coat hurts his skin, and his sister is annoyed by his incessant singing.
October, the month of Halloween, is a month associated with monsters, moonlight, and Design has been Welcome to Our Week Online. This is a bumper edition for the bank holiday - sit back and enjoy. This week Ireland became the second country in the world t The autism community has made it through another World Aut Happy Easter, and Bank Holiday Weekend! If you need a break away from If you are interested We're about halfway through World Autism Month, and it can be long.
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In AsIAm we aim to make society universally accessible for autistic people. This would be a socie April is World Autism Month! That means many people will be talking about autism in the media, in This series has proved that Irish people show strong positive support for autistic people in schools, employment and society Today happens to be AsIAm's fifth birthday! So it would be rude not t Calling all schools, teachers, and educators! April is World Autism Month, and we have developed AsIAm and SuperValu have a strong partnership in supporting communities to become autism-friendly Last month we held a competition on our social media for a family pass to Dublin Comic Con.
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We've held five event It's no secret that meaningful supports and services for autistic people in Ireland are tough to In partnership with Core Clinical, we invite autistic people with a formal adult diagnosis of aut On Monday evening we held our Community Support event in Co. Limerick on Autism and Play. This is Our Week Online. Autism Awareness Month is coming up soon in April, and two men are planning to give it their all Stimtastic is afforda Sit down, why don't you? A quarter of the disabled population of Irel Wicklow, and we're Here at AsIAm it's important to us to champion the work of the autistic community.
That's why we Last week AsIAm launched two surveys on the experiences of autistic students in accessing educati It's Sunday, and February is here which means, whether it feels like it or not, Spring has come t As the national autistic advocacy organisation, AsIAm receives a huge volume of messages from fam It's , and welcome to Our Week Online.
How are you doing with your New Year's Resolutions? Art is a natural fit for many people on the autism spectrum. Whether it's done as a hobby or a fo AsIAm, I The annual Christmas pantomime is a festive tradition for many families in Ireland oh yes it is! Welcome to the last Our Week Online of This will be our last round up of the year because w Kelli Twomey, a mother of an autistic child, sent us this poem from her child's perspective, and Don't know what it is about December, but the autism and disability s AsIAm has said the publication by the Department of Health of two reports relating to autism must If you are interested in This is the biggest roundup so far, but it was a big week!
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Wicklow in , which serves to Welcome to Our Week Online, probably the only news roundup this week that doesn't include Brexit It's Sunday, winter has definitely arrived, and there's only six weeks to Christmas! Welcome to O It's Sunday, and welcome to Our Week Online. Here's the internet's tricks and treats from the pas Nicholas Ryan-Purcell is an autistic filmmaker from Co.
His latest film is called This This study is being cond It's Sunday, Halloween is almost here, Ireland is hopefully done with voting for the year, and Our survey on special schools and classes is now live and open to the public! If you're a school The AsIAm team are having a well-deserved rest after Our team are putting the final details to Last month, we introduced you to our new Information Officer, Eleanor Walsh. Today, we would like Here's a new series on the website where we round up some of the best writing on autism, disabili Last week AsIAm was honoured to welcome Dr. Stephen Shore, noted autistic academic and speaker, t The town of Clonakilty in Co.
Cork has undertaken a commitment to become fully Autism Friendly — All autistic children experience challenges in communication. While many might have an extensive AsIAm is delighted to welcome two new members of staff to our team this autumn! Michael O'Flan SuperValu and AsIAm. However, if your We all struggle getting back into our regular routine after holidays and for autistic children, w There is a wide range of resources available to support parents and children on this exciting jou Parents and families are preparing their children for school from the day they are born and not j Starting school is one of the biggest events in both a family member's and a child's life.
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Whether you're How many of us have dreamt of being that parent who has the most amazing bond with their child? She has se Stimming short for self-stimulatory behaviour is a repetitive series of actions which an autist Triple A Alliance was set up in by a group of parents who wa Awareness about autism has increased among society in recent years. This is a positive developmen Day 17 of our AsImChallenge is about checking in and asking.
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I was working in different j Changes in schedule or routine can make autistic people — children as well as adults — anxious an Kerry, with th Growing up is an inevitable part of life. He enjoys orga Nicola Duggan is a young parent of a child on the autism spectrum. She has been blogging about he Fitness and keeping up exercise can be challenging habits to start, nevermind keep, for those of Earlier this week, Co. AsIAm are excited to announce the opening of our annual cycle fundraiser for ! After a hugel AsIAm are delighted to announce the dates and locations for our new training programme for early In this exclusive Christmas is an exciting time for children and adults alike, with the build up now beginning as e Nollaig Shona Daoibh!
Welcome to our December update! Brian Irwin, a self advocate based in Cork, talks about his personal journey as a young person on Communication skills are one of the toughest hurdles for autistic people to develop. Many individ Thank you to all our Facebook followers who helped us put this great resource together. Below is Eleanor Walsh, a member of our Youth Leadership Team, lets those of us on the spectrum know why w Welcome to our November update!
Sensory overloads are common experiences with many autistic individuals and can often lead to mel Support groups are invaluable resources for the autism community, from individuals on the spectru Welcome to our October update! Louise Ryan from Co. Limerick, a mother of two young boys on the autistic spectrum, talks about h Welcome to our monthly update for September!
This month, as schools and colleges across Ireland With the college term fast approaching, students across Ireland are busy readying themselves for Summers can be challenging for the parents of autistic children. With school out, regular routine The internet can be a powerful platform and a huge resource for the autistism community.
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A wealth Welcome to the first of our August update! This August, we will be formatting our work around tw The season of summer is well underway. As we enter August, children everywhere across Ireland wi Leigh E. O'Brien's young nephew Liam lives with autism. Earlier this year, she composed this poem The Middletown Centre for Autism is an educational and research facility whose work revolves arou When I was just a small child, my parents and teachers noticed something different about me.
The National Disability Inclusion Strategy This week, we sat down with Kevin Hanly, a young man from Tipperary to talk about his experiences For an autistic individual like myself, 'feelings' is something of a grey area. It's World Autism Awareness Month and our opportunity to shine a light on issues affecting our co Well excitement will have been building, in schools across Ireland, over the past week for the an For many children on the Autism Spectrum, the transition to mainstream Secondary School represen During the month of September, AsIAm is excited to be bringing you a whole range of new content, There is so many different people and organisations doing great things to support people with Aut We recently came across this extraordinary video on YouTube.
The video features the sibling of a Since Day 1, I have tried to keep everyone posted on our work via a regular blog. AsIAm is all about the voice of the Autism community. We love nothing more than receiving content We are excited to announce a new monthly competition on AsIAm. Every month we will ask users t Watching a son or daughter make the move to college can be nerve-wracking and emotional for any p The Leaving Cert Results are in, the offers have been made and the summer is drawing rapidly to a We frequently receive enquiries from parents and teachers in relation enquiring about training op The first day of Spring looms and so it is almost time to knock off the cobwebs and get back in s As you probably know, AsIAm recently The last few weeks have been insanely busy for us in AsIAm.
AsIAm is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Department of Justice a We hope thi Yvonne Newbold is a parent and advocate for those affected by Autism in the UK. Yvonne wrote a bo Starting or returning to Secondary School can be a big change and a challenge for all students, h If you ever have the opportunity to discuss Autism with a young child I highly recommend it.
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We are currently working on a campaign aimed at engaging various different sect Being a parent of a child with Autism can be challenging but, as Julie Direen shares, it can also Sean Foley is a self-advocate, based in Co. Sean frequently writes and speaks about his ex In Part 2 of his awesome blog on learning to mix with other people, Fionn Hamill talks sports tea We received this from a parent and we love the message - Autism is only one part of anyone! Fionn Hamill, a frequent blogger here and on his own blog, autisticandproud. The Terenure Tigers are an inclusive Rugby team serving children, with a special need or needs, i The online support and advocacy group for people with autism, AsIAm.
Have you ever been in the Supermarket and seen a child "making a scene" or getting very agitated It has been a crazy few weeks! I haven't had the chance to blog personally and update everyone on AsIAm works hard to bring all the brilliant work and events around the country into one place for One stressful aspect of being a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum is getting the right sup We have been out there this morning and it is a cold, drab day out there! Need a cheer-up? On Halloween , the Opening Training College is organising a fundraising coffee morning for We have been aware for Lisa Domican, Founder of Grace App, talks about the challenge for parents in identifying pain in Attending, and having, a Birthday party is an important part of growing up!
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