Since We're Friends An Autism Picture Book by Celeste Shally


Since We're Friends An Autism Picture Book by Celeste Shally

Children with autism struggle to make friends and navigate social situations. However, one child can make a significant difference in the life of a child with autism by offering compassion, understanding, and friendship. Since We're Friends is about two boys. One has autism, the other does not. The story of their friendship provides practical examples of how to make such a unique relationship work. When Matt gets upset at the pool because it is unexpectedly closed or when the neighborhood kids leave him out of their games, his friend knows exactly how to make Matt feel accepted and happy. The situations in this book help children to see that their peers with autism can make a fun, genuine contribution to a friendship-no matter their differences.

About the Author

Celeste Shally holds a bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University. Her oldest son was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of three and she wrote Since We're Friends in response to her need for more children's books that help typical kids understand and relate to their autistic peers. Shally lives with her husband and two sons in Centerton, Arkansas. David Harrington is illustrator of numerous children's books, include Maccabee! The Story of Hanukkah. He graduated with a degree in fine arts from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He owns a studio in Orange County California, where he has worked as a freelance illustrator since 1993. He lives in Laguna Hills, California.

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32 pages


Celeste Shally
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Publication date

17th May 2012



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