Re-released. Do-si-Do with Autism is an entertaining and thoughtful way to introduce young children to the concept of community inclusion for those with developmental disabilities or other differences. The author, Sarah Stup, lives with autism and provides hints to help the readers' friends with autism spectrum disorder. This exciting adventure dares to reduce the wonder about differences and to advance the possibility of friendships among children and their peers. The main character, Taylor the Turtle, sheds light on what it is like to feel pain from the movements and sounds around him. Square dancing day at school fills Taylor with particular dread. He retreats to the sidelines and finds solace in the books he loves. To Taylor's surprise, his classmates follow his lead and they all come to focus less on their differences and more on their common ground. Autism is a disability that occurs in one in every 150 births in the United States, with rates of diagnoses steadily increasing. Children with autism frequently have intelligence equal or even superior to their non-disabled peers. They often attend school with typically-developing children; but their bodies work differently and as a result, they are often misunderstood and socially alienated. Children wonder about their classmates with autism, and sometimes want to befriend them. An inspiring read for young friends, classmates, and relatives of people with disabilities and other differences.
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Sarah Stup, a critically acclaimed writer with autism, is the creator of the Do-si-Do with Autism book and fun pack CD for elementary-age students, teachers and parents. She also is the author of Sarah's Keepsake Collection and Are Your Eyes Listening? a collection of writings for adults in which she shares her insights into autism and universal themes like life, love and spirit. To learn more about Sarah and her work, visit her web site.Review:
Sarah Stup finds a way to dance magically between the love of reading and making friends while allowing the reader to enter the world of autism. Like all good authors of children's books, Sarah teaches and informs while entertaining. I am already anticipating Sarah's next book to gain another quick glimpse into the world of autism. --Dr. Donald N. Cardinal, Dean, School of Education, Chapman University
Do-si-Do with Autism teaches and informs in a fun, gentle manner that children can relate to. All children experience feeling different and uncomfortable at times. This book uses that common experience to help children better understand people with autism and encourages them to value and welcome all of their classmates. Parents and teachers will also find Do-si-Do with Autism enlightening. I encourage readers to explore Sarah Stup's other writings, which are compelling. She truly is a writer to watch. --Brian Cox, Executive Director, Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
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Book Description SarahStup.com. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2802828622