Our Autism characters
Autism is a varied spectrum, girls don’t always present the same way boys do with autism and it can be harder to diagnose.
We have featured this beautiful little girl into our book to show the differences and create awareness, teaching young children how to be kind, understanding, supportive and be good friend to those diagnosed with ASD ☺️
One of the most common feedbacks I have had from families is that their children are not invited to parties. I hope this book will encourage friendship, prevent bullying and will bring these children together for inclusion. Teaching from a young age is so important and these characters and these picture books will do just that.
This book is dedicated to the amazing children with ASD and will feature two characters, a boy and a girl. The spectrum is so varied, we want to show some of the differences to create awareness and teach young children about the day in the life of autism.
In 2018 the CDC determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. Most children were still being diagnosed after age 4, though autism can be reliably diagnosed as early as age 2.
Children with autism can have a hard time in education and with getting a diagnosis, many families have to fight the system to get answers. This book will create so much awareness and will really help young children understand the differences and be able to engage with empathy and patience. Children with autism have many abilities and we will explore their creative minds.
This book has been dedicated to our incredible illustrators family, who’s son has a diagnosis of autism. This will be a wonderful storybook for a classroom teacher to read in a class setting, a parent who’s child has recently been diagnosed and for those children with ASD to read a character story based on a child like them! This will bring awareness and will teach children from a young age how to get involved, support and be kind.
I would like to think that families who do not know of autism would also purchase this book to teach their children of the many conditions and challenges other children face. Thank you to support groups and family meet ups for your input into this book.