The book being featured is called, “Nathan’s Autism Spectrum Superpowers.” It discusses Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and tells the story from the perspective of a child who has ASD. It was written by a mother of a child with ASD (also a pediatric physical therapist) who wanted to highlight ASD. It talks about what Nathan’s superpowers are, how they affect him in his everyday life, and how his friends can help when his superpowers spiral out of control.
This book is a great resource for parents, grandparents and teachers to see through a child’s point of view some of the struggles and superpowers that come with ASD. It is also a great introduction for all students in the classroom to gain an understanding of peers in the classroom that have ASD. The vocabulary related to ASD is introduced in a very friendly way and explains many of the common phrases and definitions used by educators and doctors. This information makes the book a great introduction for those who are wanting more information on autism. If you like this book, you may want to check out the other books in the series that feature children with Cerebral Palsy as well as Down Syndrome. This would be a great addition to your reading library to educate your child, peers, teachers, family members etc. about ASD.