All about My Brother: An Eight-Year-Old Sister's Introduction to Her Brother Who Has Autism

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AAPC Publishing, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 27 pages
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This is an invaluable contribution to helping typically developing children understand that a child with autism is a child first, and is someone interesting to know. Sarah gives insight into the sibling relationship in a way only a child would know. The book is heart-warming and introspective, with a writing style that makes it appropriate for children and adults alike.

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User Review  - KristinWhite - LibraryThing

This book is great for children Kindergarten to Third or Fourth grade. It familiarizes children with children with disabilities, in this case autism. Teaches that kids with disabilities are just like them. Also great to show kids that they can write their own books just like Sarah. Read full review

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This book I have taken to my sons school. The teachers at this particular school are very under-educated in mental issues, as a result my son got excluded from school events and activities. The school was teaching the children to exclude him and by doing so he often got bullied. This book really opened some childrens hearts to my son and I appreciate that immensely. 

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About the author (2002)

Brenda Smith Myles is Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, where she codirects a graduate program in Asperger syndrome and autism. She has written numerous articles and books, including Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns and Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success, the winner of the Autism Society of America's outstanding literary work in 2002. Dr. Myles is on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Organization for Autism Research and MAAP Services, Inc.

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