Can You See Me?: A powerful story of autism, empathy and kindness

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Can You See Me?: A powerful story of autism, empathy and kindness

Can You See Me?: A powerful story of autism, empathy and kindness

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I am forever grateful that my parents didn't give up and accept my situation the way it was, and put unimaginable amounts of effort into helping my life change. I didn't care for the narrative writing style, because it was often detached and dry, and when parts of the book went on and on without advancing the plot or characters significantly, I sometimes skimmed ahead to the next engaging action. She doesn't want to not be autistic, because it's part of what makes her Tally, and I completely connect with that from my own different experiences. Co-author Libby Scott is autistic herself and she is also 11 years old, thus ensuring that the narrative of Can You See Me? Tally isn't ashamed of being autistic -- even if it complicates life sometimes, it's part of who she is.

She is continually losing it when her family members tell her to do anything, like hurry up and get ready for school, and then blaming them because they KNOW that if they tell her to do something, she is unable to do it. Her pairing with Rebecca Westcott, author of Violet Ink and Dandelion Clocks, is inspired and ensures that the tale of autistic child Tally is as eminently readable as it is authentic. When they are going to the fair Tally's dad asks her to come with him, but this means Tally feels stressed and can't follow the request even though she wants to go to the fair. But in spite of being based on the real life experience of a girl with autism, it doesn't ring true. If you’re a parent of an autistic child it’ll give you a few extra insights, but if you’re a teacher, grandparent, aunt, uncle, bus driver.It seems as though we feel compelled to share our knowledge with the other characters, from Luke to Ms Jarman to the restaurant goers. this is such a good representation of what it's like to be growing up as an autistic person and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to understand more what it's like to be autistic. It’s a fantastic independent book seller that will actually be responsive and select appropriate books for you.

It was very well written, and knowing that it was co-authored by a young girl with autism who based the main character off of herself gave it some extra gravitas for sure. She lashes out at others, telling them what they "should" be able to do, yet going mad if anyone tries to suggest what she might be able to do. Importantly, the book also includes the fact that this is just one child's experiences - it won't be the same for every child with autism but it provides a fascinating insight which can help teachers and adults immensely to support children in similar situations.We are determined her friends should be empathetic, her teachers understand and her school and family support and appreciate her. However, she manages to have remarkable insight into her own emotional state, coming up with all the excuses why SHE can't behave a certain way, yet is utterly unforgiving of others, expecting perfection from them. From a parents point of view it seems really odd that Tally's parents didn't informed the school about her diagnosis and had the extra support in place for her getting around the school and avoiding sensory overloads and making her life that little easier with the transition from primary to secondary school. Tally's diary entries give an authentic insight into one girl's perspective of being autistic, and smashing a host of common assumptions and stereotypes about autism as we see Tally’s potent sense of humour and her deep empathy.

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