The ASD and Me Picture Book


The ASD and Me Picture Book By Joel Shaul
Published by: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Date: 21 March 2017

I gave this:


This is the first time I have read a book for children on the Autism Spectrum, and I was amazed, excited, and thankful to the author for writing what many others ignore.  I am a huge believer in information for everyone, including children and teens with challenges.

The book was positive and encouraging to the reader to assess their unique qualities. What stood out to me the most was that the author does not point out differences in people but highlights that everyone in life is good at different things.  What the author does refer to is that sometimes people find some tasks hard which are challenges, a superior term over incapable.

The author has used simple icons to consolidate the information so it is user friendly to the user on the spectrum.  Another strength of the book is the worksheets, getting the reader to scale their steps and working through these step by step.

The book is bright and appealing to the eye and is in a simple, easy to follow format.  The addition of other suggested reading is helpful for the reader, especially for those who are unsure what to read next or where to seek further information.


I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to read this book and gain insight into strengths and challenges.

I received this book through my participation in NetGalley from the Jessica Kingsley Publishers  in exchange for an honest review.  This does not affect the content of my review.

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