By Sue Adams

Chris and Andrew are excellent pals, yet occasionally Chris does issues that Andrew does not understand.Chris can listen a fly humming whilst it is a mile away! yet he does not like brilliant flashing lighting fixtures just like the ones on Andrew's favorite arcade video game. Chris and Andrew have plenty of enjoyable jointly, yet from time to time they chuckle at totally different issues - it's not relevant although, simply because everyone seems to be diversified, and being varied might be really cool!Chris and Andrew are the following to aid humans comprehend the reports of a kid with autism, and the way others may also help by means of realizing how they're assorted, and recognising their many special talents.This fully-illustrated ebook is focused at girls and boys elderly 5+, and likewise serves as an exceptional start line for relatives and lecture room discussions.

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These are: smelling, tasting, touching, seeing and hearing. 26 Autism can make these senses really STRONG 27 or very weak . Chris has very strong senses. Andrew doesn’t notice the buzzing noise that the light tubes make. But Chris hears it really loudly. 28 Touching is hard to do sometimes. Chris needs to say “Hi” and wave instead of hugging or shaking hands. It is not because he does not like the other person. 29 Some people with autism really like bright flashing lights. Others find bright lights painful to their eyes.

But his classmates understand that. 35 At other times, Chris’s autism means he takes longer than Andrew to think of an answer to a question… 36 …but the answer can be really amazing when his brain finally works it out! 37 Nobody really knows why people have autism. But lots of boys and girls have it. 38 We do know you cannot catch autism from someone else. 39 Chris’s classmates know that things sometimes upset him. And maybe the upsetting things are not the same as they were yesterday. 40 But they also know that Chris has a great sense of humour.

42 So being different is actually pretty cool! I.

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