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by Rosie King

2014

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "How Autism Freed Me to be Myself" by Rosie King.

In “How Autism Freed Me to be Myself,” 16-year-old Rosie King shares her experiences with autism, and why she values the unique abilities that autism has provided her.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Identity, Resilience & Success, and Social Pressure as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Why do people succeed?", "What are the effects of following the crowd?", and "What makes you who you are?"

Ways to support your child: