Perfect Chase: One Reflection of Autism
Perfect Chase: One Reflection of Autism is a heartfelt children’s book about siblings sharing the invaluable lessons of true friendship, empathy, unconditional love and understanding—as taught to them by their autistic (and perfect) brother, Chase.
Our mission is to provide a realistic story about autism that school children can relate to, with the goal of spreading awareness and acceptance toward individuals with ASD.
The doorbell rings and three friends — Linda, Sue and Bella — arrive for a night of movies and popcorn at Kylie and Jenna’s sleep-over party, all of them excited to kick off their April vacation. After greeting each other with hugs and giggles, Linda watches as Chase — Kylie and Jenna’s brother — fidgets with his hands, shaking them back and forth. Chase is also having trouble making eye contact with everyone, making Linda ask, “What’s wrong with your brother?” Kylie stops in her tracks. “There’s nothing wrong with my brother,” she says defensively, “he’s perfect!”
For the rest of the fun-filled night, Linda, Sue and Bella are invited behind the curtain to get a look into the world of autism. With the help of Kylie and Jenna’s parents, they quickly learn that Chase is more similar to them than he is different and — to their surprise — that he’s able to teach them the invaluable lessons of true friendship, empathy and unconditional love.
This article was featured in Issue 53 – Working Toward The Future