A is for Autism, F is for Friend
A Kid’s Book for Making Friends with a Child Who Has Autism
Does your child understand that children with classic autism are just children who want friends? A is for Autism, F is for Friend: A Kid’s Book for Making Friends with a Child Who Has Autism provides an inside look at the life of Chelsea, a young girl who has classic autism. In this book, Chelsea walks us through her day, including trips to the playground and park, and explains that although she sees other kids playing and wants to join them, social interaction can be tricky for her. In sharing some of her strengths and challenges, Chelsea compares them with issues that all kids face, highlighting the many things she and her schoolmates have in common. One of the goals of this book to is help typical children understand that, "Hey, I experience that, too!" A is for Autism, F is for Friend provides an enjoyable, discussion-oriented format for teaching youth about autism.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Joanna Keating-Velasco lives in Placentia in Orange County, California. She is married and has one daughter. Joanna has a degree in business administration. She enjoys trying to understand the unique qualities of children with autism spectrum disorder and has worked as an instructional aide (independence facilitator) for seven years in programs for children, teens and adults with autism.