30 Children’s Books about Developmental Disabilities

developmental disabilities books

Did you know March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness month? Just in time, I’ve put together a list of a few of my favorite books about disabilities.

There are a lot of great children’s books out there that feature developmental disabilities. Representation of differing abilities matters! It goes a long way to have students feel represented, as well as to teach and give children an understanding of those that are different than them!


speech disorder books

Finding My Yip (Boomer’s Tales)

Sweet Pickles: The Girl Who Would Not Speak

The Pirate Who Couldn’t Say Arrr!

Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand

hi, My nAMe is MiLLY


autism books

All My Stripes (A Story for Children with Autism)

Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes

Spaghetti is Not a Finger Food

Leah’s Voice

Nathan’s Autism Spectrum Superpowers


down syndrome books

We’ll Paint the Octopus Red

My Friend Has Down Syndrome

What’s Inside You is Inside Me Too: My Chromosomes Make Me Unique

My Friend Isabelle

Hannah’s Down Syndrome Superpowers


sensory processing disorder books

Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears?

Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions That Build Success

Squirmy Wormy: How I Learned to Help Myself

Sensitive Sam

Pickysaurus Mac


dyslexia books

The Alphabet War: A Story About Dsylexia

Tom’s Special Talent

Thank You, Mr. Falker

Did You Say Pasghetti?

The Map Challenge


A Birthday for Ben

Hands & Hearts

Dad and Me in the Morning

Cosmo Gets an Ear

Never Mind: Duke the Deaf Dog

Thanks for reading!
Do you have any other books to add to this list?

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