Dare to be ASD aware!...
It occurred to me, as the mother of a child on the ‘spectrum’, that so many
resources and books on ASD are defined as just that.
My aim is to write, not only fun childrens books that anyone can enjoy, but to help
create awareness and inclusiveness regarding ASD.
In The Big Hungry Tree, I introduced a character Ned; a wombat who sits along
side the story and explains how he is feeling. Sometimes Ned needs some tools to help him cope.
Ned returns in Penelope Plume to help bring awareness and inclusiveness about ASD.
Please do not place these books on a shelf for ASD resources.
They belong alongside everyday kids’ books and utilised by all.
You will make a difference if you dare to be ASD aware.
At the end of this story I felt like writing a few notes and observations of my experience with ASD.
Quote from Professor Tony Attwood.
Leading expert on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
"I really enjoyed reading The Big Hungry Tree and know that it will be enchanting, not only for children with difficulties, but will also help with regard to an increase in ASD awareness.
The book is not only entertaining, it is also educational from aspects of memory, to different ways of thinking and problem solving. I certainly endorse the book."
Professor Tony Attwood