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Autism Power Reads

Preschool / Elementary

Kookabuk Shares His Shovel & Tell My Eyes Kookabuk
by Jesse and Kevin Howard.

The brothers utilize social stories to help autistic children, as well as their neurotypical peers, act with understanding and compassion in challenging social situations.

Celebrate You! Celebrate Me!
by Leslie Kimmelmant.

Kimmelmant writes about Friendship and Autism and with Sesame Street's first Autistic character.

All My Stripes
by Shaina Rudolph, Danielle Royer.

Zane the zebra is autistic and worried he won't be seen the same as his peers.

Autism Is...?
by Ymkje Wideman-van der Laan.

The author uses rhyme to explain autism to young readers.

Ages 8 - 12

Different Like Me
My Book of Autism Heroes
by Jennifer Elder

Her character, eight year old Quinn, a boy with Asperger's Syndrome, tells young readers about the achievements and characteristics of his autism heroes in the world of science, art, math, literature, philosophy and comedy.

My Friend with Autism
by Beverly Bishop

A classmate explains that his friend with autism is good as some things and not so good at others -just like everyone else!


Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism
by Elizabeth a Laugeson, Fred Frankel

This parent-assisted intervention for teens is based on a comprehensive evidence-based, 14-week program at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.

Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders
by Elizabeth Verdick & Elizabeth Reeve M.D.

It's a comprehensive resource to help teens understand their condition and finding tools to cope with everyday challenges.

Everyday Games for Sensory Processing Disorder
by Barbara Sher

Advocates play as the most effective approach for children with sensory processing disorder and illustrates the many ways that play can lead to significant breakthroughs.

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