Investigating What Autism Means to You
The Autism Detective was written to support early conversations about autism and neurodiversity. Through a positive lens it invites the reader to be a detective and follow super sleuths Kit and Scully on their latest mission. It is for children pre- and post- autism diagnosis, their siblings, parents, wider family, friends and teachers to explore and investigate what autism means to them. The interactive style and variety of voices make it great as a group reader for peer training in primary classrooms. The story helps spark discussion with references to the strengths and challenges that some autistic people may experience, whilst highlighting things that all children have in common, such as the need for love, friendship, acceptance and respect.