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Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Funny Things Children with Autism Do and Say

The Funny Side of Autism is a book about the funny things children with autism do and say. It is a compilation of short stories related to my own experiences raising two boys with autism, and stories generously shared by people from around the country who have been in some way affected by autism. There are an abundant amount of books out there having to do with autism, whether they are informational resources, "how to" guides, or someone's story. The Funny Side of Autism is the first book of its kind to focus on the positive side of an otherwise dark diagnosis.

Extreme literal thinking often makes it difficult for children with autism to grasp the concept of everyday figures of speech or to reproduce socially acceptable behaviors. However, those excessively literal interpretations can give rise to many funny moments. Those unintentionally hilarious experiences are the focus of this book.

Lisa Masters’ goal in writing this book is twofold. She feels it is important to show a side of autism that is hardly, if ever, portrayed; and two, to maintain public awareness by teaching people how children with autism think.

Lisa Masters is a single mother of two boys diagnosed with autism. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a major in psychology.  Lisa is an active participant in children’s charities that benefit children with autism and their families and advocates for the rights of children with disabilities. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her two boys. This is her first book.

Title: THE FUNNY SIDE OF AUTISM, Author: Lisa Masters, ISBN: 9780978620295, Retail: $14.95


Lisa Masters on the Pat McMahon Show

There's more exciting news for Lisa. The Midwest Book Review website has just posted a review of 
"The Funny Side of Autism"
Please take a moment to read the review below.

From the Midwest Book Review website

Children with Autism are still children, and still say the darnedest things. "The Funny Side of Autism: Funny Things Children with Autism Do and Say" is an inspirational read touching on the lighter side of autism and the spirit that shines brightly through the disorder into poignant moments with a bit of humor. For those who want charming moments of children with autism and assurance that children are children no matter what, "The Funny Side of Autism" is an excellent and very much recommended pick.

"Congratulations Lisa"

Here's the direct link to the Lisa's Midwest Book Review.

Lisa Appearing Live on EVB Live Channel 12 in Phoenix Arizona


  1. The Funny Side of Autism is a book about the funny things children with autism do and say really its great story.make me to laugh thanks lisa.

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