Can I Tell You About Autism? : A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals, Paperback Book

Can I Tell You About Autism? : A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals Paperback

Illustrated by Jane Telford

Part of the Can I Tell You About...? series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Meet Tom - a young boy with autism. Tom invites readers to learn about autism from his perspective, helping them to understand what it is and explaining the challenges he faces with issues such as social communication, sensory overload and changes in his routine.

Tom tells readers about all the ways he can be helped and supported by those around him.This illustrated book is ideally suited for readers aged 7 and upwards, and will be an excellent way to increase understanding about autism, in the classroom or at home.

It also includes clear, useful information for parents and professionals.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 13 black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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  • Category: Coping with illness
  • ISBN: 9781849054539

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ARC provided by NetgalleyI was just diagnosed as being on the Asperger’s spectrum (or Autism Spectrum Disorders) last year. Since then I have been eagerly laying my hands on any book that looks like it might be useful or contain good information in it as I do a crash course in how to better understand myself and things that I can tell people. I’ve been eternally grateful to Jessica Kingsley publishing for putting out so many excellent titles and for Netgalley for allowing me to have access to them. Can I Tell You About Autism? is a great little book to introduce young readers (and older readers as well) to the basics of autism as described by someone on the autistic spectrum. The relatively simple text and illustrations provide readers with an excellent idea of how people on the spectrum might think and react to situations. My one complaint with the book is that the cover itself is somewhat childish looking and might deter some readers from giving it a try. However, I do recommend this book as an excellent resource for the introduction of autism for young readers, particularly those that might have a sibling or a friend on the spectrum, as this title will help them understand autism a bit better. Four out of five stars.