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Disability Awareness!!!

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Special Needs & Self-Awareness books

in your VE Library



Understanding Sam and Asperger syndrome

by Niekerk, Clarabelle van.


Interest Level: K-3

Reading Level: 2.0


Included in These Sets/Series: 

Early Childhood: Social Emotional Books
Early Childhood: Social Emotional Books & Plus Items



Asperger's syndrome Fiction.

Notes: Helps readers to understand Asperger's syndrome through a story about Sam, who has been diagnosed with the disorder; and offers advice for parents, teachers, and children on being with other children who have Asperger's.





All about my brother : an eight-year-old sister's introduction of her brother who has autism

by Peralta, Sarah.


Interest Level: K-3

Reading Level: 2.7



Autistic children.


Notes: Eight-year-old Sarah Peralta discusses life with her younger brother, Evan, who has autism and is nonverbal, describing the things he likes to do, the ways they play together, and how much she likes to teach him.




The autism acceptance book :

being a friend to someone with autism

by Sabin, Ellen.


Interest Level: 5-8

Reading Level: 6.6



Developmentally disabled children.


Notes: Spiral-bound. An introduction to autism for children, discussing how all people are different, what autism is and how it affects people, why people with autism may act differently, and ways to be thoughtful and supportive of friends with autism.



Who are you? : why you look, feel, and act the way you do

by Funston, Sylvia.


Interest Level: 5-8

Reading Level: 6.8





Notes: Includes index. A collection of fun facts and activities designed to help children learn about who they are and why they think, feel, act, and look the way they do.




Why am I different?

by Simon, Norma.


Interest Level: K-3

Reading Level: 2.2


Included in These Sets/Series: 

Early Childhood: Social Emotional-Concepts Of Self Awareness





Notes: Portrays everyday situations in which children see themselves as different in family life, preferences, and aptitudes, and yet feel that being different is all right.



Don't call me special : a first look at disability

by Thomas, Pat,


Interest Level: K-3

Reading Level: 4.6

Included in These Sets/Series: 

First Look At . . . Book (Barron's) - FollettBound




People with disabilities.


Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 29). Introduces young children to the topic of disabilities, leading them to realize that everyone is different in some way, and that people should not be judged because of how they look or because they may need special help.


Why am I Here?

A story about becoming the-best-version-of-yourself

by Kelly, Matthew


Notes: Boy begins to notice when he is and when he is not celebrating the-best-version-of-himself.  A remarkable lesson for children of all ages about living with passion and purpose.


Comments (1)

Rachel Mutter-Leonard said

at 8:11 am on Feb 12, 2010

DISABILITY AWARENESS is April 9th for 4th grade only. It is an all day event. Please save the date. The team will have read aloud activities for all grade levels this day.

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