Ian's Walk: A Story about Autism
Albert Whitman & Company
Julie can't wait to go to the park and feed the ducks with her big sister, Tara. There's only one problem. Her little brother, Ian, who has autism, wants to go, too. Ian doesn't have the same reactions to all the sights and sounds that his sisters have, and Julie thinks he looks silly. But when he wanders off on his own, she must try to see the world through his eyes in order to find him.
Disability and Health; Developmental disability; autism; autism spectrum disorder; autistic child
Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award, 2000, Winner, Picture Book
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 12th Edition, 1999
Best Children's Books of the Year, 1999 Special Interests Health
walk; lost; park; siblings; responsibilities; senses and sensation; brothers and sisters
Lears, Laurie, "Ian's Walk: A Story about Autism" (1998). Diverse Families. 1871.