Written By: Brittany Lewis
Have you ever seen a child wear a shirt that said, “Please be Patient,” “Please be Patient, I Have Autism,” or “I’m not BAD, I just have Autism”?
I’ve seen them when traveling, and I think it was a great idea to create these shirts. I looked into buying one for my son one year when we had to travel several thousand miles, but I ended up not needing them because I found some excellent books on Autism that helped my son a lot.
They helped him so much that his symptoms decreased dramatically, and we felt confident traveling without the shirt. I’m going to share a little about those books with you today.
Please Be Patient I Have Autism: Books On Autism You Need To Read
The Un-Prescription For Autism by Janet Lintala
The first book is called “The Un-Prescription for Autism” by Janet Lintala. This book is fantastic.
So much time, effort, and research went into creating this multi-award-winning book.
I have personally spoken with the author, who is so passionate about using her knowledge to help families.
This book goes over gut health, different diets you can implement, and supplements you can use to help your child regulate their digestive system.
This will help them feel calmer, more relaxed, and more focused.
101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperberger’s, and Sensory Processing Disorders by Tara Delaney
The other book that I wanted to mention is called “101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperberger’s, and Sensory Processing Disorders” by Tara Delaney.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Not only did this book help regulate my son’s stimming, but it also helped improve his social skills and regulate his sleep patterns!
After we implemented some of the strategies from these books and received a lot of support and assistance from some fantastic therapists, my son improved so much. I recommend these books to every Autism parent that I meet!
My Sibling Has Autism
One last book that I want to recommend is a workbook for siblings, called “My Sibling Has Autism“. This is a subject that is not usually talked about. I suppose it’s a somewhat taboo subject.
In other articles, I’ve mentioned how challenging it is to be a single parent and how challenging it is to effectively balance everything that goes along with being the parent of a special needs child.
Still, for those of us who have multiple children, it’s even more challenging. We often forget that typical children still need a lot of support as well.
This workbook helped my daughter when she was around six years old, right around the time that her brother was diagnosed with Autism. While we were going through testing for my son, I was also going through testing and was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.
To say these were difficult times for my family, for my daughter specifically, would be putting it lightly. She had been through a lot at just six years old. Her life was changing, and would never be the same.
This workbook helped her work through her thoughts and emotions, and express herself and work through these challenging scenarios.
It outlined some of my son’s behaviors and gave examples of specific things to do in social situations so she could help him make friends and navigate the world a little bit better.
Brittany started her writing career as a ghostwriter before independently publishing The Zion Series (a young adult trilogy), two books of poetry and several other short eBooks. Her novels are currently being translated into three other languages and one is being adapted into a screenplay.
Brittany has an Associate’s degree in Education, and prior to beginning her writing career, she worked as a preschool teacher, a Sunday School teacher, and as a private tutor for adults with intellectual disabilities.She lives in North Carolina with her two children.
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