Learning About Friendship


This collection of ten fully illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD ages 4 to 8 and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key problem areas are tackled, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, being taken advantage of, jealousy, personal space, personal hygiene, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship.


Making friends can be a challenge for all children, but those with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) can struggle more than most. The friendly story format depersonalizes issues, allowing children to see situations from the perspective of others and enabling them to recognize themselves in the characters. This opens the door to discussion, which in turn leads to useful insight and strategies they can practice and implement in the future. Each story has a separate introduction for adults which explains the main strategies within it.

Additional information

Weight .59 lbs
Dimensions 9.59 × 6.73 × .4 in