Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Friend with Autism Enhanced Edition Review

I was sent the new enhanced book, My Friend with Autism, to review from Future Horizons.  

I LOVE this book!  

I think this is a must have book for any family, classroom, or person that has been introduced to a child with autism or spectrum disorder!

Beverly Bishop made this book so simple to understand and easy to read.  She was right on with the explanations of how a child on the spectrum behaves a little different but is still the same as all the other kids!

It tells why a child on the spectrum feels things differently and why they are more sensitive to things than other children.

It shows children tolerance and compassion when they understand why a child sometimes behaves the way that he or she does. 

The best part of this book is that it focuses on the how great our special kids are.  How well their senses work versus how they don't work properly!
My older son had a really hard time understanding the complex terminology that we had to use in explaining his younger brothers condition and when he read this book it all seemed to make sense to him!   He was so thankful to have been given the opportunity to read this book to understand what his brother was feeling and he believes it made him more understanding of why he has the behavior issues that he has sometimes. 

The new enhanced version of "My Friend with Autism" comes with a Free CD of printable coloring pages for kids, discussion guidelines for adults, and more Full-color picture book that kids will love.    This book is set to release in February 2011 for only $14.95.

About the author:

Bevery Bishop wrote My Friend with Autism for the teachers and students in her son's elementary schoool class to help him fit in with his peers, and to foster tolerance and understanding among her son's friends and schoolmates.  She teaches high school computer classes and is the technology coordinator for a private K-12 school.  Her illustrator-husband Craig Bishop taught art in the Michigan public schools for thirty years.

Please visit Future Horizons for more information on Autism and spectrum disorders.

I received the product mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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