The Superhero Brain: Explaining autism to empower kids (boy, light skin)
This story speaks to children who have autism, and explains to them what it means in a way that leaves them feeling empowered and able to make their dreams come true. The story refers to sensory issues as “special powers” and explains how living with autism can be awesome and at the same time also feel tricky sometimes. The Superhero Brain is written by a mother to her autistic son. The story was initially only intended to be for her son, to help him better understand himself, but has since turned in to a book available for everyone to share with their children. To help your child relate to the message in this story, the book is available with a number of different characters. The book is part of a series, and if your family is living with autism, you may also want to take a look at Christel Land’s other title “The Superhero Heart”, which explains living with autism to brothers and sisters in the same empowering, magical way.