Our children’s autism social stories and enhanced e-books are narrative, entertaining and based on ‘real’ autistic individuals. We produce them as enhanced e-books to make them an engaging and interactive experience.
A wonderful interactive and customizable storybook app with an important life lesson about stopping bullying. It is based on a real boy, Jonathan Murphy, who is taking on the world with Asperger’s Syndrome. He is the narrator of the app. His sister, Molly, wrote the story. What an amazing pair, a great storybook, and a great background story to share with any child.
Research shows that narrative has a powerful impact on the brain and the actions that follow. Stories elicit empathy. Stories facilitate connection. Stories affect change. They captivate our hearts and minds, both individually and collectively, and can move us towards better understanding of a culture, a special population, or the human condition. Our autism social story apps help all children develop more compassion for those on the autism spectrum. And children on the autism spectrum see a reflection of themselves in our characters. Here is the kind of feedback we get:
Your autism story app is truly WONDERFUL. I know no two autistic children are the same but my son and I just had our first look at it and it was like we were reading about him. It is brilliant on so many levels. I love the pop up notebook that explains more about the Aspie context; I love the fact that my son can try the conversational turn taking and see how it’s better if he lets the narration finish before a character speaks. I wish every school could use this app. It feels like real life.
When children are entertained, they’re listening. When children are told stories about real people, you’ve got their attention. When you add interactivity, they’ll engage in the stories. And when they are listening, attentive and engaged, they’ll learn.
Preview Mighty League, Vol. 1: The Terrible Taunting:
Mighty League, Vol. 1: The Terrible Taunting is the tale of an autistic boy (or girl—because the reader can choose the gender) on his superhero quest to stop bullying on the playground. It teaches lessons on Asperger’s Syndrome, being different, and handling bullying.
This is an excellent story that promotes awareness of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, encourages acceptance and understanding, and talks about tools that those in the spectrum can use to manage their day. Not to be missed!
Preview Mighty League, Vol. 2: The Horrible Hug
The main character (reader chooses boy or girl) embarks on a journey to an alien planet—a brand new school—an overwhelming, fear-of-the-unknown experience for any child, but amplified when you are on the autism spectrum. It teaches lessons on Asperger’s Syndrome, acceptance, self-confidence, and trust.