In My World by Jillian MaIn My World by Jillian Ma

In My World

byJillian MaIllustratorMimi Chao

Paperback | August 4, 2017

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A simple, heartfelt story that follows the life of a child with autism through his imaginative journey as he seeks to be accepted, loved, and celebrated for his strengths and abilities. Despite the qualities that make children on the autism spectrum exceptional, they all have hopes, dreams, and desires of belonging that all children feel. This book is a powerful reminder that with a little help from each of us, children with autism can fulfill their dreams.
Jillian Mais a resource teacher in British Columbia, who has dedicated her life to working with special needs children. She was first exposed to working with special needs children as an educational assistant, and later became a Behavior Interventionist before turning her attention to education. Her students are some of the happiest, s...
Title:In My WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 8 × 10 × 0.68 inPublished:August 4, 2017Publisher:Future HorizonsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941765432

ISBN - 13:9781941765432


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Miss it! This book is supposed to be about sensory issues, but in fact, other then showing different way for kid to experience sensory problems or bad feeling, it doesn't do anything. So it represent the problem, but give no explanation, no way to help, except then adapt everything for them, which I find not always realistic. An interesting and not talk about a lot subject, but an execution that could have use more reflexion or more editing work.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shining a light on autism This book will pull at your heartstrings. An adorable little boy with autism reveals his magical world to the reader as he goes on exciting adventures with his friends, has infinite dreams, dances ecstatically in rain puddles, soars on an airplane, and sings with his feathered friends, just to name a few. He is seen, heard and loved in his world as he partakes in the deliciousness of his life. He interacts with the people around him who accept him and make him feel that he can conquer whatever life brings his way. All his dreams come true there. The illustrations ooze happiness, engagement and bright colours. Then in contrast there is a dark, empty page where the little boy is standing all alone... his only friend being his teddy bear. This is the hard and very sad truth of his life... this is his reality. "In your world... I have autism." This book carries a very touching message. Each page contains one simple sentence nestled in a beautiful illustration which makes it easy for early readers to digest. The words are simple but pack a powerful message. It's a rhyming book which is perfect. In sharing it can become a catalyst for lots of discussion afterwards. Your heart will drop when the happy, colourful boy in his world is reduced to a sad grey outline of himself in his real life. In the end the boy encourages you to come along side of him and help him achieve his dreams as he has hopes and desires too just like all the other children. This is an exceptional book. I highly, highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cute and inspiring! I don't normally purchase children's books but I read the summary and thought that it would be a great book to read to my children in the future.
Date published: 2017-07-23