• Someone You Might Know

  • A Book to Help Us Understand Children and Grown-ups Who Are Dealing with Autism, Asperger's, ADD, ADHD, PDD, etc.
  • By: Claudia Retif Barrett
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Maria
  • Length: 11 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A friend, family member, or someone you might know in school, your neighborhood, church, or synagogue has been diagnosed with Asperger's, Autism, ADD, ADHD, or PDD.

  • What does this mean to you?
  • What's your role in this?
  • What can you do to help?

In this short and easy to listen to book, you will learn what people who struggle with these conditions go through every day. It will help you understand them better and know how to relate to them. Share it with others and help our world become more accepting and friendlier to someone you might know.

©2016 Claudia Retif Barrett (P)2017 Claudia Retif Barrett

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Loved it👌

A great way to make understanding easy for young children.
I requested this book in exchange for my honest review to share with my 6 year old granddaughter Bella.
My neighbor has a daughter around the same age with Asperger's.
The two girls hit it off instantly and now they are inseparable.
Bella does get confused about her friend's behavior sometimes.
This book is right on her level.
With a better understanding of what her friend is going through, Bella's happy ☺
I highly recommend this book for teachers K - 2nd grade because of the short length its perfect to share in class.


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A sweet story about being different

Everyone feels different sometimes, even those of us who are supposedly not different. Author Claudia Retif Barrett's main point near the end of the story was that we all feel a little different from time to time and that's no reason to be rejected or to reject someone else.

The story helps the listener find compassion for someone (as Billy Joel said in the song Only the Good Die Young) who might be laughing a bit too loud, but that never hurt no one.

I enjoyed this book a lot. And for those who criticized the narrator -- did they really miss the entire point of the book? Wasn't it clear that the narrator was saying some of the words DIFFERENTLY? Sheesh, talk about needing to hit you on the head with a brick. The very first word of the book, Preface which should have been pronounced /prefəs/ was pronounced pre-face as in /pri/fās/ and I thought, how funny that she said that word so DIFFERENTLY. And later I reflected that the book is about being different.

An amazing book for kids and adults alike. Worth a listen for kids who may be prone to bullying or who just might be afraid to be friends with the kid who talks too loud, or even the redhead or Asian child because they are different. Don't let your kid be that kid who is a jerk to the different kid. Play them this great book.

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Great audiobook for kids

I enjoyed this short audiobook as it is a gentle reminder to us not to judge the book by its cover. It is a very easy book to listen to which makes this book a great gift to young children. I can see this book in any kindergarten or elementary school as an aid for teaching acceptance and understanding of one another. I also think that a parent of a "different" child should get tons of copies of this audiobook and gift it to children around her child. Thank you, Claudia Barrett for bringing people closer together!

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Illuminating and Heart-tugging!

"Someone You Might Know" is an eye-opening and heart-tugging glimpse inside the mind of someone dealing with autism, Asperger's, ADD, ADHD, PDD, etc.

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Good quick read

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Someone You Might Know: A book to help us understand children and grown-ups who are dealing with Autism, Asperger's, ADD, ADHD, PDD, etc. By Claudia Redid Barrett was a good quick read. It is a helpful guide to learn what people with these conditions go through.

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  • 08-17-17

Perfect for sharing with kids and school groups!

Someone You Might Know is a quick little presentation in which the author shares recognizable circumstances in which the odd child at school or around the neighborhood might have a spectrum disorder that would explain their behavior and that everyone should treat them kindly and not single them out. This is always an important message and this audio presentation is just right to get this simple message out!

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Short encouragement to have understanding and be kind.

Charming little illustration that might encourage a young person to be more understanding and patient with his or her peers who exhibit behaviors that may class them on the spectrum somewhere. You wouldn't even necessarily have to believe that all that is called autism today is actually a real diagnosis of anything for this book to engender understanding and kindness to those different from you.

I enjoyed the narrator and the descriptions. A fun little audiobooks that I wish I would have been willing to heed when I was a youth.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Touching story

This was a simple way to help you understand people that struggle in the spectrum. Sometimes we forget the struggles others face. Glad I listened. You will like it too.

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For very young

This would be a good listen for very young children. The simple wording, and lack of many details tailors this book for that group.
While narration was clearly spoken, it was a bit slow, and I cringed to hear several mispronunciations.
Overall, this is educational, and helpful for children to hear. Empathy is an important trait to develop.

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Very good

We enjoyed this informative and compassionate book. Everyone should read it listen to it. The narrator was fabulous.

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  • 07-17-22

Excellent read.

I got this audiobook via a promo code and this is my voluntary review.

My nephew (11) is on the spectrum, and now that he's got a lot of younger cousins who are getting older and have questions, we got this book to help foster the conversation about neurodivergence and treating people with diginity and respect.This was a thoughtfully written reminder that we should all consider persons with neurodivergent conditions. I got this for my neice to help understand why her older brother often requires more patience than other kids his age, that it often means hes super smart but struggles to pick up on social signals which are second nature to her and that he can sometimes have sensory issues and isnt just trying "spoil" her fun. It's helped make her much more considerate. This is a great book for those raising kids alongside siblings on the spectrum, My nephew found it helpful because it helped put his feelings and thoughts into coherent explanations he might have struggled with before.

Narration was excellent.