If you need Christmas gift ideas for a family with a child who has Asperger’s Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism, I am Utterly Unique by Elaine Marie Larson could be a good choice. It is an ABC book with a very positive spin about the attributes and abilities of high functioning ASD children. It includes everything from being detailed oriented to having “precise pronunciation”.
This is also a good book for families with children of all ability levels to read, in order to promote understanding and empathy for the ASD people who are, or will someday be, in our lives. Our local library happened to have it on the features shelf this past week, and I was very happy to check it out.