JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation is proud to introduce the next item to be made available through its online store, Augie’s Story, which will be available for purchase in the first week of April. The Foundation will be accepting pre-orders of the book on Monday, March 20. This 18-page story helps explain autism to children in a way they can understand.
“With autism spectrum disorder becoming increasingly prevalent in our community, it’s important that we educate parents, but probably more important is that we educate children,” said Co-Founder and President of JACK’S PLACE for Autism Foundation, Lisa Price. “We want children to understand autism, know that there are reasons why people with autism act the way they do and embrace them for who they are.”
The story introduces readers to Augie the Spectrum Dog, the mascot of the Foundation and establishes how he stands out from the rest of his peers. This educational book is a way in which parents, guardians and teachers can begin helping children understand the complexities involved with autism, in a simple way.
Augie’s Story was illustrated by Andrew Ayrault, photographer and CGI art producer for GTB. Ayrault’s illustration experience spans over 20 years, being an integral part in many visual advertisements. Working with Ayrault on Augie’s Story was Michelle Tubbs, a freelance designer and owner of graphic design agency ruBee Creative.