Noah is not like most children. He doesn’t like doing things that are loud or fast. He is happy just doing his own thing. So let’s follow Noah and see what he likes to do . . .
Written by a hands-on grandmother of a young child called Noah who has autism, the goal of this book is to increase acceptance of autistic behaviour by showing that it is unnecessary to try to force children with autism to do what everyone else is doing. The reasons a child with autism may not want to do the same things as their peers can be complex, but include being overwhelmed by sensory input.
In the story, we see that Noah is happy doing his own thing; and in fact later discover that other kids in the park have actually been following and copying him all along because Noah’s interests intrigued them. Thus the purpose of the book is to raise awareness and understanding of autism among children, particularly in schools, so that they are more accepting of autistic behaviour.
As with all of its books, the publisher - Your Stories Matter – aims to help people know they are not alone with what makes them different. If a young person or adult can relate to a story, it gives them hope and encourages them to share their concerns. The publisher aims to provide free teaching resources for all of its books that can be used in schools, to help improve understanding and celebrate differences.