How To Talk To an Autistic Kid is Nominated for an Award......


Minneapolis, MN (November 3, 2011)—Free Spirit Publishing is thrilled to announce that How to Talk to an Autistic Kid is a finalist for the 16th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards, sponsored by The New York City–Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. The awards honor authors of self-improvement books.

How to Talk to an Autistic Kid is 14-year-old Daniel Stefanski’s first-person account of what it’s like to have autism, with his advice on how to be a good friend to someone who’s autistic. The Autism National Committee called How to Talk to an Autistic Kid “one of the best children’s books on autism . . . This book will help the children and teens of today become the compassionate adults of tomorrow, as they learn how to relate to the increasing numbers of people being diagnosed with ASD.” Publishers Weekly said the book “clearly explain[s] the difficulties with communication and social interactions that frequently accompany autism, while urging readers to reach out to and stick up for autistic children.”

The Books for a Better Life Awards recognize self-improvement, self-help, and motivational books in ten categories, with five finalists in each. How to Talk to an Autistic Kid is a finalist in the “Relationships” category. The winners of the Books for a Better Life Awards will be announced during a ceremony at The New York Times Center in New York City on Monday, March 12, 2012.


  1. Good luck to Daniel! I so enjoyed illustrating this book .. Hazel Mitchell


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