Pediatric Neurologist Writes Book to Help Children Understand Autism

Amazing Abe Has Autism! is a 20-page book meant for children of all ages, but specifically aimed at the age group between the ages of three and six.

The author, Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Rooman F. Ahad of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, is an assistant professor of pediatric neurology at the school as well as a child neurologist at the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Ackerman Center.  “I realized that I wanted to create a literary space for children to understand other children with special needs,” Ahad said. “I also felt that my patients and their families could benefit from a book that highlighted a loving, kind, young man who was navigating his life without any words but so much love to give.”

Ahad believes children can come to an understanding of autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disorder affecting communication and behavior that the CDC has reported affects 1 in 44 children in the United States. Although it can be diagnosed at any age, symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life.

Published in November 2021, Amazing Abe Has Autism! is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other booksellers.

Excerpted from “Pediatric Neurologist Creates Literary Space for Children to Understand Autism” on the UNLV News Center. Read the full article online.

Source: University of Nevada, Las Vegas | Pediatric Neurologist Creates Literary Space for Children to Understand Autism, | © 2022 UNLV

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