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Personal & social issues: disability & special needs (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Personal & social issues: disability & special needs (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Personal & social issues: disability & special needs (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Personal & social issues: disability & special needs (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Awesomely Emma

Awesomely Emma

Author: Amy Webb Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2020

I love being me, because me is an awesome thing to be! Emma has limb differences, but different isn't bad, sad, or strange. It's just different! But when some accessibility problems get in the way at the local art museum, it ruins the fun of a class trip...and then Emma's friend Charley makes things even worse! In the middle of a really bad day, Emma has to call upon her sense of inner awesome to stand up for herself and teach everyone a lesson about the transformative power of feeling awesome in your own skin. Amy Webb's follow-up to When Charley Met Emma, Awesomely Emma will have all kids cheering as they learn to see the inner awesome in themselves and those around them.

Why Am I Feeling Like This?

Why Am I Feeling Like This?

Author: David Murray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2020

The Awesome Autistic Go-To Guide

The Awesome Autistic Go-To Guide

Author: Yenn Purkis, Tanya Masterman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2020

This book explores what it feels like to be a young person on the autism spectrum and looks at all the brilliant things people on the autism spectrum can do. Full of insights about being awesome and autistic, this book celebrates the strengths of understanding the world in a different way. It looks at all the reasons being you and thinking differently can be totally awesome! It also has tips for managing tricky situations such as meltdowns, sensory differences and anxiety. It includes fun activities and diary pages where you can write your thoughts and feelings to help you concentrate on your strengths and work on your challenges. This book helps you develop the confidence to be who you are and help you live life with as little stress and anxiety as possible.

I Am Not a Label

I Am Not a Label

Author: Cerrie Burnell Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2020

In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 30 artists, thinkers, athletes and activists with disabilities, from past and present. From Frida Kahlo to Stephen Hawking, find out how these iconic figures have overcome obstacles, owned their differences and paved the way for others by making their bodies and minds work for them. These short biographies tell the stories of people who have faced unique challenges which have not stopped them from becoming trailblazers, innovators, advocates and makers. Each person is a leading figure in their field, be it sport, science, maths, art, breakdance or the world of pop. Challenge your preconceptions of disability and mental health with the eye-opening stories of these remarkable people: Ludwig van Beethoven, Gustav Kirchoff, Henri Matisse, Eliza Suggs, Helen Keller, Frida Kahlo, John Nash, Stephen Hawking, Temple Grandin, Stevie Wonder, Nabil Shaban, Terry Fox, Peter Dinklage, Wanda Diaz Merced, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, Dr Victor Pineda, Farida Bedwei, Stella Young, Lady Gaga, Arunima Sinha, Naoki Higashida, Isabella Spingmuhl Tejada, Aaron Philip, Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Redouan Ait Chitt, Jonas Jacobsson, Trischa Zorn, Ade Adepitan, and Nick Jonas.

Special People, Special Ways

Special People, Special Ways

Author: Arlene Maguire, Sheila Bailey Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/07/2020

The Ice-Cream Sundae Guide to Autism

The Ice-Cream Sundae Guide to Autism

Author: Debby Elley, Tori Houghton Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/06/2020

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 'ice-cream 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.

Coping with Illness and Disability

Coping with Illness and Disability

Author: Jilly Hunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

Are you trying to cope with a long-term illness or a disability? Maybe a family member or friend of yours is sick and you want to understand more about his or her situation. This useful book gives lots of information about how to cope with a long-term illness or disability. Characters Ali and Annie will guide you through the issues and give you advice and 'top tips', while Charlie the dog shows that he understands how you might feel.

Zola Gets Hearing Aids

Zola Gets Hearing Aids

Author: Narita Snead Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2020

Love the Way You Dance

Love the Way You Dance

Author: Allison M Boot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2020

Being Noah

Being Noah

Author: Cheryl Hardy Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2020

Being Noah

Being Noah

Author: Cheryl Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2020

The Spectrum Girl's Survival Guide

The Spectrum Girl's Survival Guide

Author: Siena Castellon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Never be ashamed of being different: it is this difference that makes you extraordinary and unique. This essential go-to guide gives you all the advice and tools you'll need to help you flourish and achieve what you want in life. From the answers to everyday questions such as 'Am I using appropriate body language?' and 'Did I say the wrong thing?', through to discussing the importance of understanding your emotions, looking after your physical and mental health and coping with anxiety and sensory overloads, award-winning neurodiversity campaigner Siena Castellon uses her own experiences to provide you with the skills to overcome any challenge. With practical tips on friendships, dating, body image, consent and appearance, as well as how to survive school and bullying, The Spectrum Girl's Survival Guide gives you the power to embrace who you are, reminding you that even during the toughest of teen moments, you are never alone.