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Three helpful books for kids with autism

This week is Autism Awareness Week, and with one in 100 people on the autism spectrum, that means that there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.

We've got some helpful book ideas for children around autism, whether they are on the spectrum themselves, or as a tool to help your family understand neurodiversity better.

This year the National Autistic Society is raising awareness of five things about autism which families say are most important to them. We've shared the simple list below as well as a link for further ways to support autistic children and adults.

With any book choices, it's worth noting that some autistic children find that large amounts of text can be very stressful, so often it's good to start with books with lots of pictures and illustrations. Other children with autism will be more auditory, so audio books might be a better idea.

Five things we can learn and understand about autistic children and adults this week: