Customer Review: William McNeil -
This book is a good place to start. It has very remedial information on how Asperger's Syndrome (AS) appears to others. In this way it can be informative to those who don't have AS (why is he doing that?) as well as to those who have AS (how am I different?). The book is very short and only seeks to explain the perceptions and actions of a person with AS. It does a very good job of not condemning the behavior, merely pointing out that it is sometimes outside of the norm.
Customer Review: Amazon Customer -
My 8 year old daughter was just recently diagnosed with AS and so I began a search for a variety of books to read myself and read along with my daughter. I chose this one, hoping it would give her something she could relate to. Reading along with her, it served to be a great tool for discussion. In addition, I plan on bringing it with me to the school as well.
Customer Review: Shannon Ahern -
This is the first book on my "So You'd Like to..." list, which is book suggestions for parents seeking to introduce their child to his or her own Autism/Asperger Syndrome. Although the publisher says ages 9-12, I'd recommend this book for younger children, 6-8, possibly even including kids younger than that. That said, I did however buy this for my own mother back when my son was originally diagnosed at age 5, and she, in turn, bought several copies for the more-resistant relatives who needed a bit of education (the "He's just being BAD on purpose to get attention"-types).
Easy-to-read, almost like a colouring book, and covers many aspects of the Autistic Spectrum in simple language and pictures. Some people feel it covers too much of the negative aspects, but I feel these are the things that people need to understand and accept the most.
At the time of my son's initial diagnosis, I also bought several copies for the preschool, which the staff found useful for themselves and for teaching moments with other kids.
Customer Review: J. Brooks -
I would recommend this book to read with a youth that suffers from aspergers or has a sibling or friend with aspergers
Customer Review: R. Casey -
This is a great book when needing to explain to others about Asperger Syndrome. Great resource to have on hand.