Bear: A Story of Autism and Difference was written to enhance understanding of autism and encourage acceptance of everyone. This heart-warming and accessible story about a bear with autism, gently shares information about the challenges that individuals on the autism spectrum can face with daily living, and also appreciates their strengths. Bear provides a valuable resource for all children, families and professionals. Bear is gender-neutral, with no use of pronouns, so is inclusive for all.
Find fun details in the illustrations like searching for Bear's shoes and finding Dino. There are also links with Ted, the Sea and Me too, a picture book by Anna Granger of 5 in a Boat Books, that encourages discussions on emotions.