April is World Autism Month! Help spread autism awareness and inclusion by learning more and doing some daily acts of kindness.
Read more about autism awareness on our other blog and learn about World Autism Month with the fun facts and books below.
A: A kid with Autism looks just like you and me; Autism just changes the way their brain works.
U: A kid Usually has autism from the time they are born.
T: You can learn a lot of cool Things from a kid with autism just as They can learn from you.
I: The most Important thing to remember is that kids with autism are Just Kids like you and me.
S: A kid with autism enjoys the Same things as me and you like playing, music, birthdays…
M: Kids with autism like having and Making new friends!
BOOKS ABOUT MAKING CHOICES
What Should Danny Do?
By: Adir Levy
With 9 Stories in 1, the fun never ends!
What Should Danny Do? is an innovative, interactive book that empowers kids with the understanding that their choices will shape their days, and ultimately their lives into what they will be. Written in a “Choose Your Own Story” style, the book follows Danny, a Superhero-in-Training, through his day as he encounters choices that kids face on a daily basis. Ages 3 and up.
I Just Don’t Like the Sound of No!
By: Julia Cook
NO is RJ s least favorite word… and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mom, and his teacher to turn No into Maybe or We’ll see or Later or I’ll think about it. Even though he doesn’t have much success, RJ keeps arguing until his teacher suggests that he try to join her classroom’s Say YES to NO Club. If RJ can learn how to accept No for an answer and to disagree appropriately with his teacher and parents, he can add his name to the club’s Star Board. Ages 6-9.
A Boy Called Bat
By: Elana Arnold
After the mother skunk is killed, Bixby “Bat” Alexander Tam’s veterinarian mother brings home its kit to be kept only until it’s old enough to be released. Who would have thought Bat would want to keep the baby skunk, named Thor? Is it really okay for a skunk to become a pet? Bat is a unique character and the story offers a deeply heartfelt glimpse into the life of a boy on the autism spectrum, presented realistically in this touching (and surprisingly informative) novel. Ages 6-9.