Death is a difficult topic for any parent or educator to explain to a child, perhaps even more so when the child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder or other Special Needs. The first book of its kind, I Have a Question about Death uses straightforward text and images and is designed specifically to help all children understand what happens when someone dies.
In the same spirit as I Have a Question about Death, Gaines and Polsky provide a clear narrative for a child as they learn about their parents' divorce. Using picture cues and direct, gender-neutral language, it is the first book about divorce that speaks to all families - regardless of disability or parent gender.
The award winning series is back with a new book that explores the life changes and feelings of uncertainty a child may experience if a loved one has cancer. The book also features a short picture story that repeats the complete story for children who process information best through visual cues. Additional guidance for parents and caregivers provides ideas to help children cope with this experience.