Owen Has Burgers
Helping to Understand and Befriend Kids with Asperger’s Syndrome
by Christine M. Sheils
with Frank R. Pane, MAE, BCBA
illustrated by Anita DuFalla
Cal is a typical, energetic, baseball-fanatic boy. One day, he overhears the words: “Owen has burgers and drum,” as a new student named Owen joins the class. Cal partners with Owen for classroom activities. Join Cal as he gets to know his unusual classmate and begins to comprehend how Owen’s behavior is affected by Asperger’s Syndrome, a disorder characterized by difficulties in social interaction. During a potentially dangerous school emergency, Owen convinces Cal that following the rules is the safest course of action.
The authors provide tips and suggestions to help parents and educators talk with children about Asperger’s Syndrome and to help children better understand the syndrome.
"...a great kids' guidebook to enlarging understanding and compassion for children with autism spectrum disorders."
— The Midwest Book Review
Christine M. Sheils has worked as an instructional aide for special needs children for over twelve years. She feels that mainstreaming children with special needs into inclusion classrooms benefits not only the special needs children by exposing them to appropriate peer modeling, but also the regular education students by sensitizing them to different learning styles. She holds a BA in Art History and Studio Art from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey and attended the Art Student’s League in New York, New York. She resides in Mendham, New Jersey.
Frank R. Pane, MAE, BCBA, has over fifteen years of experience working with individuals with autism and their families. He earned a master of arts in education from Seton Hall University and a bachelor of science in psychology from Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia.
Anita DuFalla has received numerous design and illustration awards, including recognition from Print Regional Design and the Society of News Design. She lives in Pittsburgh with her son.
A Small Horizons "Let's Talk" Release
7x8, 48 pages, 26 Color Illustrations
LC #2012945208, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-434-5 (pb), $9.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-435-2 (eBook), $9.95