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20 books to read if your loved one is diagnosed with ASD

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not in any particular order:

Thinking in Pictures by Dr. Temple Grandin

The Way I See It by Dr. Temple Grandin

The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum

Asperkids: An Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome by Jennifer Cook O’Toole

The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules by Jennifer Cook O’Toole

The Asperkid’s Launch Pad: Home Design to Empower Everyday Superheroes by Jennifer Cook O’Toole

Tasks Galore: Literature-Based Thematic Units by Laurie Eckenrode and Pat Fennell

A Friend’s and Relative’s Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism: How Can I Help? by Ann Palmer

What I Wish I’d Known about Raising a Child with Autism by Bobbi Sheahan and Dr. Kathy DeOrnellas

Be Different: Adventures of a Free-Range Aspergian by John Elder Robison

Raising Cubby: A Father and Son’s Adventures with Asperger’s, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives

Autism Every Day by Alyson Beytien

The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius by Kristine Barnett

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm

What Is Autism? Understanding Life with Autism or Asperger’s by Chantal Sicile-Kira

Early Intervention and Autism: Real-Life Questions, Real-Life Answers by Dr. Jim Ball

No More Meltdowns by Dr. Jed Baker

Raising Reslient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Dr. Robert Brooks and Dr. Sam Goldstein

Autism as Context Blindness by Dr. Peter Vermeulen

Managing Anxiety in People with Autism by Dr. Anne M. Chalfant

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  1. Anything by Temple Grandin, “Thinking in Pictures” and “The Way I See it” are both good, but I read her “Emergence: Labled Autistic” when my daughter was first diagnosed 20 yrs ago, and learned so much from it. I have both the original version and the updated one.

  2. elaine barton says:

    Tony Attwood, Simon Baron-Cohen, Clare Sainbury, Joshua Muggleton and Cathy Hoopmann are great too!