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{April 2, 2009}   Empathy and Autism plus Giveaway

A lot of people assume Autistics do not care about others. In all the Autistics I’ve met, this isn’t true at all! However, it is difficult to figure out what other people are feeling. A classic example is I cannot for the life of me figure out crying. People cry when they’re sad, people cry when they’re happy. How the darn goodness do I tell which kind of crying it is? Heck, I can’t even tell you why I’m crying sometimes! So we may not know something is wrong. Once we figure out something is wrong, we often have no clue what to do to fix it. I know I would want to pet my hamster when upset, but other people probably don’t. Anyways…

Something that has helped is reading books that explain social skills and situations. Well, that is one thing that our giveaway sponsor, Free Spirit Publishing can help with!
Free Spirit Books

Their mission: Being the leading publisher of learning tools that support young people’s social & emotional health. We help children and teens to think for themselves, succeed in life, and make a difference in the world.

-They guarentee you will like their products or you get a full refund.
-They started in 1983
-They print on recycled paper containing a minimum of 30% post consumer waste as part of the Green Press initiative

They have books on everything from feelings to dealing with middle school to body issues. It’s just a wonderful site! And they like to help people so much, they have given me the book “Understand and Care” to giveaway. This book is fantastic, it is aimed at younger kids and explains clearly about other people’s emotions. The faces are well illustrated in what is being discussed. There is not a lot of text but a nice activity guide for parents in the back that includes questions and games.

To win, all you have to do is visit their site and name another book you like in the comment section on this post. Free Spirit For a second entry you can add my button to your site.

Please remember to leave your e-mail in the comment, such as “lovely[at]love.com”
If you add my button to your blog, please leave a link to your blog in a second comment!

This Giveaway ends on April 30th at midnight. Good luck!

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MRS.MOMMYY says:

See You Later, Procrastinator! (Get It Done)



Emily R. says:

I also think the book “Accept and Value Each Person” looks great.

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Djp says:

i like winning



I love the Feelings Poster! As for a book, I also like the Share and Take Turns book. That’s an area that my son needs a little help with now that he has a little sister. Thanks for the great giveaway! janeener at gmail dot com



beth shepherd says:

I also would like What Kids Need to Succeed.
Thank you for a great giveaway!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net



Great site this morethananumber.wordpress.com and I am really pleased to see you have what I am actually looking for here and this this post is exactly what I am interested in. I shall be pleased to become a regular visitor :)



Robert A. Piacquad says:

I hope I win the Book.



blondiechick22 says:

like why do people just say i hope i win i want the book when there is obvious rules

thats super gay



I like the Getting Ready To Play book.



I already have your button on my site.



Marianna says:

I like the Words are not for Hurting book.



terrific site this morethananumber.wordpress.com terrific to see you have what I am actually looking for here and this this post is exactly what I am interested in. I shall be pleased to become a regular visitor :)



Karen Gonyea says:

Love the Getting ready to play book.



christopher h says:

Getting Ready To Play



Jennifer Hedden says:

the Getting ready to play book



Gabriel J. says:

I really like the Getting Ready To Play book.



dorothy l says:

Words are not for Hurting book



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