Friendly Facts: A Fun, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Complexities of Friends and Friendship
Author: Dr. Margaret-Anne Carter and Josie Santomauro
Publishing Info: Paperback / February 2010Tags: autism and friendship, friendship skills, making friends, social interactions.
Social interactions and making friends – something that comes naturally to many of us – can pose tremendous challenges for people on the autism spectrum. It’s not that they don’t want to be around others and be “social.” They simply do not know how! Developing social skills is critical as a foundation for future success and personal well-being.
Recognizing the importance of friendships to young children, internationally published authors Josie Santomauro and Dr. Margaret-Anne Carter have released an engaging, must-have guide for anyone who works with kids ages 7-11. Friendly Facts: A Fun, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Complexities of Friends and Friendship breaks down the abstract concept of friendship into simple parts that are easy for children to grasp. It is particularly helpful for children on the autism spectrum, who must intentionally be taught social skills in order to develop fulfilling relationships.