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

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In honor of Autism Awareness coming up, here are 30 books to read if your loved one or someone you might know is diagnosed with ASD. Enjoy! 

Thinking in Pictures by Dr. Temple Grandin

The Way I See It by Dr. Temple Grandin

The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum by Dr. Temple Grandin

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome by Dr. Tony Attwood

From Like to Love for Young People with Asperger’s Syndrome: Learning How to Express and Enjoy Affection with Family and Friends by Dr. Tony Attwood

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 by John Elder Robison

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

The Asperkid’s Game Plan: Extraordinary Minds, Purposeful Play…Ordinary Stuff by Jennifer Cook O’Toole

Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome by Dr. Stephen Shore

When the School Says No…How to Get the Yes! by Dr. Vaughn K. Lauer

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

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

No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior by Dr. Jed Baker

No More Victims: Protecting those with Autism from Cyber Bullying, Internet Predators, and Scams by Dr. Jed Baker

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

Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum by Lynne Soraya

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

The Pocket Occupational Therapist for Families of Children with Special Needs

From Anxiety to Meltdown by Deborah Lipsky

Autism Every Day by Alyson Beytien

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida

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

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

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!

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