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Ice-Cream Sundae Guide to Autism: An Interactive Kids' Book for Understanding Autism

by Debby Elley and Tori Houghton Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub Date:
Hbk 64 pages
AU$33.99 NZ$34.77
Product Status: Out of stock. Not available to order.
Autism is a bit like an ice-cream sundae. There are lots of ingredients that go into it. There are so many types of sundae glasses out there. Some are plain and simple, some are loud and proud! In fact, sundae glasses are a bit like people - we're all different. Because we all have different personalities, autism doesn't look the same in everybody.


This picture-led book uses ice-cream sundae ingredients to represent various aspects of autism such as sensory differences, special interests or rigidity of thinking, explaining the different facets of autism in a neutral way. The reader can create their own individual 'icecream sundae' to illustrate their personal strengths and challenges, highlighting how it makes them unique and helping to build confidence and self-awareness. It includes colourful illustrations and workbook activities to help children cement their understanding of autism.


Market: Autistic children (ages 7-11); parents and families, teachers.
What a clever little book! It simplifies the complex world of autism in the tastiest of ways.
Debby Elley is the co-editor of AuKids magazine and the author of Fifteen Things They Forgot to Tell You About Autism. She is a mother of twin teenage sons on the autism spectrum. She lives in Cheshire, UK.


Tori Houghton is the co-editor of AuKids magazine and a speech and language therapist with 25 years' experience working in the field of autism. She is also the founder of Time Specialist Support based in Manchester, an organisation providing bespoke support for young people with autism and their families. She lives in Southport, UK.