Autism and Me - Autism Book for Kids Ages 8-12: An Empowering Guide with 35 Exercises, Quizzes, and Activities! (Paperback)

Autism and Me - Autism Book for Kids Ages 8-12: An Empowering Guide with 35 Exercises, Quizzes, and Activities! By Katie Cook, MEd, BCBA Cover Image
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Help children understand their autism and thrive with this positive guide for kids ages 8 to 12

We all think differently. This notion is celebrated in Autism and Me, a guide that helps children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gain a better understanding of how their brain works. The book highlights positive ASD traits while showing kids how they can work through some of its challenges as well.

Unlike some other autism books for kids, this guide offers:
  • Awesome activities—Interactive exercises encourage kids to apply the concepts discussed in a fun, low-stakes way, from fill-in-the-blanks and multiple choice quizzes to drawing and coloring.
  • Proven strategies—From improving communication skills to developing self-care habits, kids will find strategies to help them better navigate school, social functions, and family life.
  • True stories—Each chapter begins with real life anecdotes, offering relatable experiences from others on the autism spectrum and helping kids feel less alone.

Kids will learn to manage emotions, make friends, and flourish with this strengths-based autism book.

About the Author

KATIE COOK, MED, BCBA, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who runs an award-winning Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training center. She provides online Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification, eLearning caregiver training, and remote BCBA supervision. Katie is also the author of the best-selling book Thriving with Autism.

Praise For…

"In all of her books, Katie Cook takes a positive approach to supporting children with autism." —Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of animal science and author of Thinking in Pictures and The Way I See It

"This book has a wealth of language, tips, conversations, and activities reflective of the recent developments and growth in the field of applied behavior analysis. It is a great resource for parents or professionals working with children with ASD. I applaud Katie Cook in continuing to design and develop helpful and mindful resources for parents, therapists, and individuals." —Renee Keisman, MAT. BCBA, CEO, and founder of Love 2 Learn Consulting

"Autism and Me is my favorite book to share with my clients and their families. It is an encouraging approach to handling the most common challenges faced by children with autism. I also loved sharing this delightful book with my 11-year-old autistic son. He found it to be a fun journey of self-discovery that allowed him to explore his own individual strengths and challenges. From the opening letter to its readers to the very last page, this book is positive, enthusiastic, and joyful." —Jeanne Cody, autism mom and founder of Skipping Stones Behavioral Learning Center

"You have been on a search for a book just like this! Autism and Me provides a visual workbook to kids on the spectrum. It's set up in a way that helps kids understand themselves better through every aspect of their life. Kids are going to love the activities as they learn about others with autism and love themselves!" —Tracy Jones, BCBA

"Autism and Me is an excellent resource of exercises and activities to help autistic children understand more about autism, themselves, and the world around them! I found the resource not only relevant and applicable but also very engaging! My 11-year old autistic son is already learning so much about himself and others through the information and activities presented! Thank you for creating a much-needed resource for the autism community!" —Jenny Crawford, executive director of Autism Advocate Parenting Magazine and mom to an 11-year old on the spectrum

"Autism and Me is a comprehensive and versatile evidence-based guidebook filled with positive exercises and quizzes for children to not only understand their autism but also identify their strengths and learn the skills to overcome challenges. The accepting and positive approach celebrates their autism while teaching helpful strategies and tips to develop skills and relationships. Kids will learn about feelings, communicating more effectively and making friends, and how to take care of themselves in this fun book! When learning is fun, relationships are strengthened and essential skills are learned faster. As someone who has been in the field for more than 20 years, this is one book that I am happy to use with my clients!" —Denise Eckman, PsyD, BCBA-D, LBA, QBA, licensed psychologist and executive director of Creative Behavior Interventions

"Autism and Me is an amazing resource for parents who are looking to teach their children with a holistic and humanistic approach. The book emphasizes the importance of teaching children with autism about their bodies, minds, feelings, and emotional state. As a parent of a child with autism and an educational professional, I recommend the supports Katie Cook included in this new book." —Maria Rodriguez

Product Details
ISBN: 9781648765971
ISBN-10: 1648765971
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: December 14th, 2021
Pages: 108
Language: English