April is Autism Awareness Month
One of our eBook vendors, Freading has many excellent resources for those who looking for more information about Autism. There are also stories written by authors who have someone with Autism in their life.
The Autism Answer Book by William Stillman
Organized in an easy to read question and answer format, The Autism Answer Book gives answers to common questions about the disability. The questions are useful to everyone from a parent who suspects their child has Autism to those that want to know how to help advocate for someone with ASD.
"I've always believed that knowledge is power and this book is great."- An Amazon. com reader review
The Autism Handbook for Parents by Janice Janzen
This handbook is a treasure trove of strategies for caregivers of children on the spectrum. It gives the low- down on the most effective therapies, how to stop problem behaviors, and direction on getting the most out of special education.
"I wish I had read and understood this book much earlier in my daughter's life".- An Amazon.com reader review
A Friend Like Henry by Nuala Gardner
* A New York Times Bestseller
A deeply personal and ultimately inspirational story about the author's son Dale who had a severe form of Autism. The author describes their home life as one that was completely controlled by her son's disability. Once they welcomed a special dog into their home, their daily lives improved dramatically.
This is a fascinating and inspiring real-life account." -Woman & Home
The Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book by Rich Weinfeld
Parents of children on the Autism Spectrum need to be familiar with what their child's rights are, who they can hire to help them, and what special education laws dictate. This exceptional guide can help guide caregivers through the IEP or 504 process, it outlines the IDEA act, and it offers many suggestions on how to handle different issues with schools.
"The Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book is a must have for anyone working with children in education today. We cannot keep it in our parent resource library as it is the most frequently borrowed book!"
-An Amazon.com reader review
The Life We Never Expected by Andrew & Rachel Wilson
Andrew and Rachel Wilson are parents of two children with special needs. They face innumerable challenges on a daily basis. Their life was not what they expected, but they learned to have faith and to keep pushing forward.
"The best, most powerful, encouraging, honest book I've read."- An Amazon.com reader review
For additional great reads from Freading, browse this list. And for even more titles, both physical and e-format, here's a list from the online catalog.