Diane Durand Illustrates A New Children's Book: My Brother, Autism, and Me

My brother has autism. My mother told me so.
In case you’re not sure what that means, I’ll tell you what I know…

So begins My Brother – Autism – And Me, written by Aisha Pope and illustrated by Diane Durand.

This book for children tells one little boy’s story about the good (and some not-so-good) times of life in his family with his brother who has autism.

A description from mybrother-autism-andme.com

With this picture book bound to delight children and educate adults, author Aisha Pope introduces readers to the developmental delay, autism, through the eyes of a sibling. In the pages of My Brother – Autism – And Me, readers meet a little boy who sometimes struggles to make sense of his brother's unusual behavior.  

He understands that because of autism, his brother does some things differently, but when he sees how much attention that gets him from parents and teachers, he sometimes feels left out.

Alicia Diane Durand’s vibrant and engaging illustrations bring Aisha Pope’s words to life in an attempt to help siblings of children with autism see that their feelings are normal, and that many other children feel the same way.  An author's note provides a list of tools that parents can use to encourage and include their typically developing children, as well as their children with special needs.