by Rachael Lee Harris
RIT is a contemplative therapy to build emotional resilience and self-acceptance
and engaging, this whimsical story of an autistic child's typical
school day is told through four child characters. From waking to going
to sleep, each pair of pages explores a particular theme, based on those
within the original RIT model: Meditation and the Mystery of Self,
Beginning the Journey, Autistic Awareness, Self-Esteem, Building
Emotional Resilience, Removing the Mask, Autism and the Ego, The True
Self, The Healing of Memories, and Self and Service
; tailored to the child’s understanding.
gentle simplicity of the narrative teaches the simple practice of
mantra meditation, which affirms the child’s way of being in the world.
This contemplative perspective allows the child to reveal
who they are, rather than being told
what they are or what they should be, honouring their unique perception of life.
For Kids is designed as a therapy for the individual young child on the
autism spectrum (ages 5-12), to be conducted within clinic by
psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists as a therapeutic
programme of 10 consecutive sessions.
The story book is used in conjunction with comprehensive downloadable instructions.