Embracing Autism: A Review of ‘The Autism Acceptance Book’


This book review explores the importance of acceptance and understanding in “The Autism Acceptance Book.” The article highlights the book’s powerful messages of inclusivity, empathy, and celebrating neurodiversity. It summarizes the book’s content, including personal stories, artwork, and affirmations that promote acceptance and self-advocacy for individuals on the autism spectrum. The review emphasizes the book’s positive impact in fostering understanding and compassion among readers, whether they are parents, educators, or community members. It praises the book’s engaging and accessible approach, making it suitable for children and adults. It recommends “The Autism Acceptance Book” as an essential resource for promoting acceptance, embracing differences, and creating a more inclusive society.

Patrice’s Recommendations:
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Hi, this is Patrice Badami, with Acorn to Tree children’s book review. And today, I have a book called The Autism acceptance book. It’s called, it’s being a friend to someone with autism. And it’s by Ellen Savin. And if you see this line here, the purpose of that is for your sibling, the child who was a sibling to a child with autism, they fill this in. This is like a workbook that helps your child learn about autism and express their feelings about having a sibling with autism. And it’s just an incredible handheld journey and workbook helping to explain certain things about autism. And here, your child, the sibling, can fill in questions and maybe feelings; they can use the book as a journal, and there are group activities. And it’s just a nice thing for them to have, even as a keepsake, so they can remember different things they were experiencing with their siblings when they were younger. So this particular book was my daughter’s book. And she read this book and put some information in here about her experience with my son at the time, who she filled it in and put in her thoughts and feelings. Here’s a page where she expressed that it helps the child validate their feelings of concern and, at times, frustration. So it’s a great book to have to be able to allow your child with, you know, who is the sibling of the child with autism, to put down their feelings, work through them, learn about autism, express this to you and bring it to you in this form so that it’s just a wonderful sharing experience for the whole family. So once again, the autism acceptance book being a friend to someone with Autism by Ellen Saben, and you fill that in yourself. 

The Autism Acceptance Book: Being A Friend to Someone with Autism is an interactive, educational, and character-building book that introduces children to the challenges faced by people with autism while supporting their journey toward appreciating and respecting people’s differences. The book offers information, conversation-starters, and engaging exercises inviting children to “walk in someone else’s shoes” as they learn to treat others how they would like to be treated.

While focusing on autism, ultimately, this book teaches broad life lessons about accepting and embracing people’s differences. This is a great book to help family members, peers, and classmates better understand autism.

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