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Title:
My brother is different : a parents' guide to help children cope with an autistic sibling ; My brother is different : a sibling's guide to coping with autism
Author:
Morvay, Barbara J.
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Publication Information:
Ashland, OH: Bookmasters, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
10 pages, 73 pages ; color illustrations, 22 x 28 cm
Summary:
This book is two-sided : Part I is for parents dealing with the realities of life with an autistic child, explaining the book's purpose and use. Part II, the first story, should be read to the "normal" child. It tells of parents dealing with an autistic child and the effect it has on their other child, providing straight talk about a difficult subject. Part III is written addressing the other child about what autism is and how it impacts the autistic child and the other members of his family, shared using the perspective of the child's parents from the story in Part II addressing the "normal" child, concluding with a series of positive statements intended to be repeated aloud by the child affirming both himself and his autistic brother and an upbeat ending to the story in Part II.
General Note:
"M7040".

Flip book. No collective t.p.; titles transcribed from individual covers; the texts are bound back-to-back.
Language:
English
Contents:
Part I : A parents guide to help children cope with an autistic sibling -- Part II : A sibling's guide to coping with autism -- Part III : Positive Affirmations.
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ISBN:
9780970958211
Format :
Book

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Summary

A two-sided book with two covers, a book about Autism in the most unconventional sense. This book is NOT about the Autistic child per se. It focuses on the sibling of the Autistic child, the so-called "normal" child, who sees the world from a different perspective. The parents section provides straight talk and deals honestly with the effect their Autistic child is having on their other child, the normal one.     Flip the book over and it becomes a child's book with beautiful illustrations that support the realistic subject matter. The thoughts, feelings and fears of the sibling are expressed. The book becomes a vehicle for acceptance through affirmations that replace negative thoughts with positive, reinforcing statements. Children's hospitals and pediatricians' offices are using the book as an informative, therapeutic and healing guide for families.


Author Notes

An educator for thirty-seven years, Barbara Moray began her career as a speech therapist and teacher of disabled children. She later became an administrator of special education, and a principal of a special needs school. She recently retired as the superintendent of a school district in southern New Jersey that specialized in the education of disabled children. She also serves as a trustee on the board of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She has dedicated her entire career to helping disabled children and their families.