A Is for Autism, F Is for Friend
A Kid’s Book for Making Friends with a Child Who Has Autism
Get an inside look at the life of Chelsea, a young girl who has severe 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 other behaviors and challenges, Chelsea compares them with issues that all kids face such as playing at recess. By demystifying her autism, she underscores the many things she and her schoolmates have in common, thus prompting a typical child to think, 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
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 and has worked as an instructional aide (independence facilitator) for seven years in programs for children, teens and adults with autism.