Autism Is...? (Paperback)

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In this book for autistic children, Logan overhears his grandma tell her friend he has autism, and he asks her, "Autism is...?" She explains what autism is to him in this beautifully illustrated story. Children with autism face many challenges and they are often aware of and question their autism. Of course, each child is unique, and you may or may not wish to explain the term autism to your child at a young age. But if you do, this book can help make it easier for you, as it did for the author when explaining autism to Logan. His inquisitive mind wanted to know, and once he read this story, even before it was illustrated, he was happy with this positive explanation and answer to his question.

Autism Is...? is book #1 in the Autism Is...? Books Series:
Book #2: Danger Is...?
Book #3: School Rules Are...?
Book #4: Feelings Are...?
Book #5: Manners Are...?
Book #6: Friends Are...?

About the Author

Ymkje Wideman-van der Laan is a writer, editor, and autism resource specialist. In 2006, she assumed the care of her 6-month old grandson, Logan. There were signs of autism at an early age, and the diagnosis became official in 2009. She has been his advocate, and passionate about promoting autism awareness ever since. Logan is the inspiration behind "Autism Is...?" and other children's books she wrote for him. You can find out more about her and her books at and
Product Details
ISBN: 9781475102710
ISBN-10: 1475102712
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: April 6th, 2012
Pages: 26
Language: English