Uniquely Wired: A Story about Autism and Its Gifts (Paperback)

Uniquely Wired: A Story about Autism and Its Gifts By Julia Cook, Anita Dufalla (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julia Cook, Anita Dufalla (Illustrator)
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Some people say I have a disability. But I say that I'm UNIQUE

This heartwarming story features Zak, a young boy living with autism who wants you to understand how he experiences the sights and sounds of the world around him.

Zak knows he's not quite like his siblings and classmates. Bright lights and big crowds send him into freak-out mode. Hugs make him uncomfortable too. His atypical behaviors, from flapping his arms to spinning his body, seem so out of place. But for Zak, that's just how he copes.

Despite some uncommon behaviors, Zak's desires and disappointments are as ordinary as any child's.

As Zak describes his point of view, young readers gain a better understanding of his behaviors as he teaches them important lessons about fairness, patience, curiosity, and independence.

Uniquely Wired is written for K-6 students and all those who live, work, and play with children on the autism spectrum or those who have other special needs. Tips for parents, counselors and educators are included at the end of the book to help all children understand the unique gifts kids with autism have.

About the Author

Julia Cook, a former school counselor and teacher, has written many books on behavior and health for children. Julia has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving parents and educators the what to say and how to say it to kids. Her ultimate goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of children, parents and educators by teaching lifelong problem-solving skills to kids.Julia has received the Association for Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, and her books have been honored by the National Parenting Center and Mom's Choice Awards. Julia has presented in more than 800 schools across the country and regularly delivers keynote addresses at national education, counseling and character conferences.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781944882198
ISBN-10: 1944882197
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2018
Pages: 31
Language: English