Buddy Bee's Autism Awareness Adventure
Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as other neurological disorders, have touched the lives of both author Rob Tracy and illustrator Greg Armstrong. Rob has a daughter "on the spectrum" and Greg has a friend "on the spectrum." In Buddy Bee's Autism Awareness Adventure Buddy meets a new and "different" friend Abbey Bee. Abbey has Autism Spectrum Disorder which makes her different but not less.
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger's Syndrome are what many refer to as "hidden disabilities" or better yet "different abilities." When we see a human being in a wheel chair or with a service dog we "get it."
When we witness a human peing flapping her hands or not making eyes contact we rarely "get it," That is why Buddy Bee's Autism Awareness Adventure seeks to create Awareness, encourage Acceptance and demand Inlclusion.
A coloring book, teacher's guide and sequel are forthcoming.