Clever children’s books that promote the understanding of Autism

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by Aimee Jakes |
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Though little ones with Autism can have strong personalities, incredible motivation and a unique take on life; they are still under-represented in society; but there are a range of children's books that promote the understanding of autism.

Often others are unsure of what Autism actually is, let alone how to communicate effectively with those who have it. So, here are 12 children's books that promote understanding and acceptance for those with Autism. These children's books also feature characters on the spectrum and tackle issues related to the condition.

Children's books that promote the understanding of Autism

Ethan's story
Price: £8.37


The touching book was written by eight year old Ethan Rice who happens to be autistic. In this


As part of the Sesame Street franchise, Elmo introduces his friend Julia to Abby, who's a little

my bother charlie
Price: £19.09


"Charlie has autism. His brain works in a special way. It's harder for him to make friends. Or

slug days
Price: £9.99


This book tells the story of Lauren, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder and sees the world

uniquely wired

Rrp: £12.99

Price: £12.49


Zak is obsessed with watches. Before that it was trains. He owns hundreds of watches and is quick

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Rrp: £7.50

Price: £7.50


This story encourages other children to be mindful and patient of the differences that exist and

Price: £3.99


A beautifully composed collection of essays and drawings by Max Miller, a 12 year old boy on the


Leah's Voice tells the story of two sisters, one of whom has Autism. It shows the unconditional

Price: £14.05


The interesting tale of a world-renowned scientist Dr. Temple Grandin, who grew up at a time when


Rrp: £8.80

Price: £8.80


Logan overhears his grandma telling her friend he has Autism, and he asks her, ”Autism is…?” She

Price: £15.95
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Noah sees, hears, feels, and thinks in ways that other people don't always understand, and he asks


Zane the zebra feels different from the rest of his classmates. He worries that all they notice

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