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- DescriptionA 7 year-olds firsthand account of living with Autism, this piece brings forth a new understanding of living with Autism in today's society. The young author has reached into herself, revealing her joy and her pain, so that others may see into the lives these children live. Just as other kids do, I have likes and dislikes, fears, hopes, and dreams, but there is something very different about me; I have Autism. Like most kids with Autism, I have a hard time when I am around other people. I feel very uncomfortable, and I get very nervous when there are a lot of people around, especially in my classroom or out in the community. it's sensory overload and I just want to get away! I still can't ride a bike or skate, but I am getting better on my scooter. I tend say things that are perceived as rude because I do t have the social boundaries that others have. I also hand flap, finger flap, spin around, rock and pick at my nails when I get nervous or excited. Getting through the school day is tricky with all the changes, ises, and people. Even though there are some things that are really hard for me, there are things that I am really good at like painting, math, reading, spelling, computers, and video games. I love dolphins, and I want to rescue and train them when I grow up. I am t like the other kids at school. Though most kids don't want to be my friend because of how I behave, I do have a few really good friends. All of my friends understand that I have Autism, and they don't mind that I am different. I am hoping that this book will also help other people see what it's like to have Autism . I just want people to understand that Autism is real, what Autism is, and to give me and other kids like me a chance.
- Author BiographyTaryn is a beautiful 7 year old who was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism in 2010. Combined with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, Hypoglycemia, Anxiety, and multiple Sensory Processing disorders, Taryn has had to learn many of the skills we take for granted every day. Shortly after her diagnosis, Taryn expressed an interest in writing a book to help people understand the world she lives in. Taryn is extremely intelligent and well spoken, but lacks the innate ability to socialize normally with her peers, functionally adjust to changes in routine, endure even moderate physically activity, and lacks the ability to emotionally regulate herself, which can result in severe meltdowns. While there are many things she perceives her peers can do that she cannot, she feels that Autism is her ABILITY rather than her disability. Having Autism gives her the superpower to see the world in a different way than others, allowing her to come to very unique and thought provoking conclusions. Taryn loves dolphins and wants to work with them when she grows up. She wants to help them, like so many have helped her. Like everyone, she has dreams for the future and she is determined not to let anything, including Autism, stand in her way.
- Author(s)Taryn Crain
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication20/02/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: Science, Technology & Medical
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight86 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine3 mm
- Illustrator(s)Taryn Crain
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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