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Understanding ADHD and Autism Through Children's Literature:
Empowering Kids and Families

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and Autism are neurological conditions that affect a growing number of children and families worldwide. Understanding and managing these conditions can be a complex process, both for those diagnosed and their loved ones. Thankfully, children’s literature has emerged as a powerful tool to bridge this understanding, providing insightful and compassionate resources for families.

Children’s literature about ADHD and Autism is not just informative but transformational. It serves as a multifaceted tool that empowers children to understand and embrace their unique selves. Simultaneously, it connects families, builds empathy in communities, and fosters positive self-concepts.

All cats are on the Autism Spectrum

All-new cats take a playful look at the world of autism, and these fun feline friends will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with typical autistic traits, bringing to life common characteristics such as sensory sensitivities, social issues and communication difficulties.

All-new cats take a playful look at the world of autism, and these fun feline friends will strike a chord with all those who are familiar with typical autistic traits, bringing to life common characteristics such as sensory sensitivities, social issues and communication difficulties.
All dogs have ADHD

All dogs have adhd

This delightful revised edition of All Dogs Have ADHD takes an inspiring and affectionate look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). With all-new images from the canine world, it explores a variety of traits that will be instantly recognisable to those who are familiar with ADHD.

Dragon and His Friend: A Dragon Book About Autism.

Having a pet dragon is so much fun! You can teach him many things such as sit, roll over, play, and many other cool things…You can teach him how to behave, how to be kind, how to control his emotions, and much more…

 

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The Ice-Cream Sundae Guide to Autism by Debby Elley

The Ice-Cream Sundae Guide to Autism:

Autism is a bit like an ice-cream sundae. There are lots of ingredients that go into it. There are so many types of sundae glasses out there. Some are plain and simple, some are loud and proud! In fact, sundae glasses are a bit like people – we’re all different. Because we all have different personalities, autism doesn’t look the same in everybody.

The Superhero Brain: Explaining autism to empower kids (girl)

This story speaks to children who have autism, and explains to them what it means in a way that leaves them feeling empowered and able to make their dreams come true. The story refers to sensory issues as “special powers” and explains how living with autism can be awesome and at the same time also feel tricky sometimes. The Superhero Brain is written by a mother to her autistic son.

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The Superhero Heart: Explaining autism to family and friends (boy)

This story speaks to children who are close to a child with autism; a brother, sister, cousin, friend or classmate. It explains how we are all different to each other, and how the sibling has special powers, which help them in the trickier moments where the child might feel rejection or find it hard to deal with a meltdown. 

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