All My Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism

"Nobody gets me, Mama!"

In All My Stripes, Zane the zebra feels different from the rest of his classmates. He worries that all they notice about him is his "autism stripe." With the help of his Mama, Zane comes to appreciate all his stripes — the unique strengths that make him who he is!

Includes a Reading Guide with additional background information about autism spectrum disorders and a Note to Parents and Caregivers with tips for finding support.

Foreword by Alison Singer, President, Autism Science Foundation.

Review

This book is an excellent resource for teachers, parents, and other caregivers as they teach children about those with autism. Zane’s story highlights several difficulties autistic children face: sensory processing, socio-communicative, and concrete-thinking challenges. As children read this story, they will learn that although autistic children have specific challenges, they still have much to offer. Following the story, the authors include a reading guide (written with the assistance of experts in the field of autism) that includes additional information to help adults teach about autism, and to help parents look for symptoms of autism in their own children. The authors intended for this story to inspire readers to treat those with autism with kindness and empathy. Reading this story with children will help make the world a more welcoming place for everyone by better understanding children with autism.

Product details

  • Publisher : Magination Press; Illustrated edition (30 Mar. 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1433819163
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1433819162
  • Reading age : 4 - 8 years
  • Dimensions : 20.32 x 25.4 cm