Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities

Nick - A Story About a Boy

Nick: A Story About a Boy was written by Alicia Nelson, the mother of a son with Autism. Written in simple easy to understand language with pictures to color, this story can be used to introduce children to disability awareness.  It explains the differences and - more importantly - the similarities between Nick and his classmates.  The story is illustrated with black and white line drawings which children can color.

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Nick: A Story About a Boy is available in an alternative format upon request. To request an alternate format, contact the Center for Disabilities by phone at 800-658-3080 or 605-657-1439 or via e-mail at

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