If you’ve ever had to explain autism to a child, you know it can be very difficult. Autism is very complex. But if you have a child with autism you’ve probably had to do just that. Maybe it was explain autism to your child’s sibling, or a cousin, or a friend.
And to make it even more challenging. There aren’t a lot of resources to help. So I created one for you. I took the familiar fairy tale of Goldilocks and gave her many of the characteristics and traits that someone on the autism spectrum might exhibit.
Initially, this was available through a previous publisher, but I am happy to announce that I’ve partnered with Wild-Ink Publishing and Goldilocks is now available as a beautiful children’s book illustrated by the incredibly talented Anais Balbas.
In addition, an autism glossary and discussion guide are included in the book to serve as a teaching tool.
This unique and heart-warming story of neurodiversity and acceptance is sure to be a great addition to any classroom, library or home.
Amy Nielsen is a former children's librarian of nearly twenty years. She now spends most of her time obsessively pounding on a keyboard. She is the author of It Takes a Village: How to Build a Support System for Your Exceptional Needs Family, Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her upcoming YA Worth it debuts in May of 2024. She is also a freelance writer for The Autism Helper. When she's not writing, she and her family are most likely crusing the waters of Tampa Bay.
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