Autism Awareness Books

Tuesday April 21, 2020 at 7:00 AM


In honor of April being Autism Awareness Month, we would like to share some resources with you and your family in the form of these creative and inspiring books for children. These stories, which highlight the perspective of young people with autism and their loved ones, can be a great way to help your child better understand and empathize with individuals on the spectrum. We hope you find these books a resource in helping your family spread awareness and acceptance of autism within your homes and throughout the community.

Autism Is…?

This story is about Logan who overhears his Grandma tell her friend he has Autism. He then asks her, ”Autism is…?” She explains it to him in this beautifully illustrated story.

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Cameron Goes to School

Cameron’s mother, Sheletta Brundidge, wrote this book from the perspective of her daughter Cameron as she prepares to start kindergarten, meanwhile her whole family is nervous. How will they manage without her when she goes off to school? This sweet and funny story starring a young African-American girl with autism will help all kids, and their families, face the great big wonderful change that is school.

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My Brother Charlie

Charlie has autism. His brain works in a special way. It’s harder for him to make friends. Or show his true feelings. Or stay safe.” But as his sister tells us, for everything that Charlie can’t do well, there are plenty more things that he’s good at. He knows the names of all the American presidents. He knows stuff about airplanes, and he can even play the piano better than anyone he knows. Actress and advocate Holly Robinson Peete collaborated with her daughter Ryan to write My Brother Charlie, which is based on Ryan’s experience having a twin brother with autism.

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Ethan’s Story: My Life With Autism

A children’s book written by eight-year-old Ethan Rice as he shares his story with others to raise awareness and show what autism means to him.

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