Sarah Stup, a critically acclaimed writer with autism, is the author of numerous books, gift collections, poems and essays for children and adults alike.
Paul and His Beast
Middle Grade Novel
$13.95 – 202 pages, illustrated
"Entertaining, accessible, and beautifully lucid look at what it is like to have autism."
Sixth-grader Paul Stephens, desperate to stay in a normal school, must tame his “Beast”— the bizarre autistic behaviors that make other students recoil and mock.
But how can he tame his Beast when it protects him from a world where looking into another face can send his head spinning, voices crash into his ears like a bombardment, and trying to respond to the simplest question can lock up his limbs? Sometimes the Beast is his only refuge.
In his struggle, Paul learns to deal with a boy even more autistic than he is, to function as a successful part of an academic team of “normals,” and to speak up for the Beast because he has learned that it means speaking up for himself. Learn more.
Common Core Standards-aligned Teacher’s Guides, Grades 4-6
Free lesson plans and activities based on the book Paul and His Beast by Sarah Stup.
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Do-si-Do with Autism Friendship Kit
Levels Pre-K – 4
A ground-breaking CD and DVD specially designed to help children without autism understand, accept and celebrate their peers with autism. Perfect for parents, school staff, advocacy organizations and teens — anyone building accepting communities.
Use it for one neighbor child or a whole disability awareness unit at school!
CD/DVD set includes Do-si-Do with Autism by Sarah Stup
Book • Stageplay • movie • audio
Common Core Standards Alignment Guide for teachers
Kindergarten • First grade • Second grade
Complete Contents list
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Order the Stageplay: Perform Do-si-Do with Autism for your school or larger community to entertain and promote autism awareness.
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8 Ways to Make Friends with Someone with Autism
Help children make friends by following these simple suggestions.
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Ramps Over Fear
An inspirational video for adults, with a powerful message about differences and belonging. Use it to open your meetings, or for personal reflection and inspiration. (Approx. 5 minutes).
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Are your eyes listening?
That’s what needs to happen to hear my writing voice. Because of autism, the thief of politeness and friendship, I have no sounding voice.
By typing words I can play with my life and stretch from my world to yours. I become
a real person when my words try to reach out to you
without my weird body scaring you away. Then I am alive.
With writing I reach out to try, and autism or hate
or walls of doubt can’t hold me. I am pleased
to be typing away — typing away loneliness, typing
away silence, using paper to hug you and slap you and
Click, click, clicking keys are my heartbeat. Listen with your eyes.
- Sarah Stup
Sarah Stup, a critically acclaimed writer with autism, is the author of numerous
books, gift collections, poems and essays for children and adults alike.
Her work sheds light on autism as well as on our shared experiences of life,
love, spirit and the need to belong.
Watch Sarah’s words come to life in her new video! Feel free to download or embed it on your site. Share it with others to increase autism awareness.
A free downloadable curriculum for helping young adults identify their goals and interests as they transition from school to employment. Presenter tools included!