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by Karen Ritz,Laurie Lears

Julie is excited about an outing with her sister Tara, but is unhappy when her autistic brother wants to come because his actions sometimes embarrass her, but when he gets lost, Julie must step into his shoes to find him and realizes just how much she loves him.
Download Ian's Walk: A Story About Autism epub
ISBN: 0807534803
ISBN13: 978-0807534809
Category: Children
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Karen Ritz,Laurie Lears
Language: English
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Co (March 1, 1998)
Pages: 31 pages
ePUB size: 1936 kb
FB2 size: 1723 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 386
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I have a 7 year old Autistic grandson who is the most wonderful kiddo in the world. He is mainstreamed a lot this year in school and his awesome mainstream teacher read this to his class and sent a note home with all students to explain that she hoped that her reading this book would help the class better understand differences, specifically autism as now my grandson is in their class. I love the story, and while it is not his, it is that of every child and sibling of those on the autism scale. Highly recommend!
It's a good enough book but highlights the sister, rather than Ian, as the primary character. It also generalizes autism a bit, and poor Ian has sensory issues with all five senses. It's pleasant, with very good illustrations, but a gross oversimplification.
Wonderful story, touching to the core. It's so hard for families with autistic children. And the kids themselves need all our love, support and understanding. Good tool for kiddos who don't understand their differently-abled classmates, siblings or relatives.
Believe it or not I actually bought this book so I could understand how a child with autism views the world. I have a grandson who was born with a heart defect and has autism. It helps me to view his world as he see's it. I also made my 25 yr old son read, since he had no concept as to why Ryan acted the way he does, he just thinks he is naughty. I think it helped.
Good book
Sometimes we forget how Autism affects the whole family...especially the other children. Ian's Walk is written through a sibling's eyes about their Autistic brother. My children enjoyed this book and had many similarities with the character. incidentally, my son's name is Ian so we all got a kick out of that. :)
Wonderful book to read with your child or students.
Thought it was informative about what an person with Autism goes through and what siblings go through also. I think it should be read in classrooms to help students understand that although there are some differences, people with Autism have feelings and frustrations like the rest of us but have a difficult time expressing how they feel. Patience and understanding are the key to being friends with a person that experiences Autism