Website: www.faces4autism.orgA portion of the proceeds from this book go to FACES 4 Autism, a Southern Jersey based non-profit organization which helps others see the awesomeness in autism awareness.
"Kyle and Isabelle are thirteen year-old twins, and their world has two points of view.
One of them is "normal", but which one? The author takes us on a journey into the world of "Autism Planet and beyond". Count on the trip having inspirational and magical baggage!
Drawings by Kyle and photographs of the twins weave the story of their adventure on Autism Planet. Kyle has autism, and his drawings are often depictions of his favorite movie and television characters. Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz are ongoing passions.
The book focuses on the importance of making friends with those who experience autism. Kyle and Isabelle began an awareness program in 2004 called, Blow Bubbles 4 Autism, which is now an international sensation each April during Autism Awareness Month. Schools and businesses all over the world celebrate diversity by blowing bubbles simultaneously en masse.
The twins recently received the Innovator's Award from the Genetic Alliance in Washington, DC, at a reception in their honor.
Autism is a neurological disorder which affects one in 100 children in the USA. In New Jersey, it is one in 94. People need to learn more about autism and to celebrate the gifts which it offers.
Isabelle's idol is Temple Grandin, PhD, whose biography was the subject of an Emmy® award-winning HBO movie bearing her name. She is a cheerleader and plays softball for her local team. Isabelle is a also huge High School Musical fan. Kyle attends weekly art classes with his friends and enjoys swimming, playing basketball, baseball, collecting VHS tapes and DVD's."