Vicki Green

I managed to read this short book in one evening and was so impressed, I read it again immediately. It was extremely interesting to read about puberty in boys with autism written also by a young man with autism. Travis Breeding is extremely articulate and honest about his experiences growing up with autism and how his teenage years were affected by his condition. He provides important and frank insight into puberty and conveys his thoughts and feelings professionally yet sympathetically. This would be an excellent book to give to a teenage boy with autism from the age of around 10/11 upwards since it provides a fantastic portrayal of life looking out onto a world of confusing changes both physically and socially/emotionally. This would also be an excellent resource for any parent or educator of children with autism. Breeding gives wonderful advice to parents regarding the amount of freedom to give their kids and speaks eloquently on the need for all kids, no matter the way their mind works, to be involved and included in social events and activities. He also relates some heart wrenching personal experiences which serve as an aide to others following in his path. I’d wholly recommend this book and would like to congratulate Travis Breeding, a young man who has, by anyone’s standards overcome an immense obstacle and has used his own difficult and problematic experiences growing up with autism to educate and inform others just begining on this journey. Children with autism deserve the same considerations as other children, they have the same feelings and the same needs, Travis breeding makes this seem obvious and of course it is 🙂

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