Autism: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • All About My Brother : An Eight-Year-Old Sister's Introduction To Her Brother Who Has Autism; by Sarah Peralta, Edition APC, 2002
  • Andy and His Yellow Frisbee; by Mary Thompson; Woodbine House, 1996
  • Asperger's huh? A Child's Perspective; by Rosina Schnurr; Anisor, 1999
  • Autism; Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; KidHaven Press, 2005
  • Ian's Walk: A Story About Autism; by Laurie Lears; illustrated by Karen Ritz; Albert Whitman, 1998
  • My Social Stories Book; edited by Carol Gray; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002
  • When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders; by Kari Dunn Baron; Autism Asperger Publ Co, 2006

Ages 9 to 12

  • Autism; Elaine Landau; Franklin Watts, 2001
  • Autism; by Carol Baldwin; Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Autism; Sarah Lennard-Brown; Raintree, 2004
  • Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? A Guide For Friends And Family; by Jude Welton; illustrated by Jane Telford, Jessica Kingsley, 2004
  • Caring for Myself; by Christy Gast and Jane Krug; photographs by Kotoe Laackman; Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
  • Different Like Me: My Book Of Autism Heroes; Jennifer Elder; illustrations by Marc Thomas and Jennifer Elder; Jessica Kingsley, 2005
  • Mori's Story: A Book About a Boy With Autism; by Zachary M. Gartenberg; Lerner Publications Co., 1998 (for siblings)
  • To Be Me; by Rebecca Elinger: WPS Creative Therapy Store, 2005

Teen

  • Asperger Download: A Guide to Help Teenage Males with Asperger Syndrome Trouble-Shoot Life's Challenges; by Joies Santomauro; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual 2: For Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know; by Ellen Korin; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Coping With Asperger Syndrome; Maxine Rosaler; The Rosen Pub. Group, 2004
  • Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic; Marsha S. Rosenberg; Rosen Pub. Group, 1999
  • My Strange and Terrible Malady; by Catherine Bristow; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2008
  • Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome; by Jerry Newport; Future Horizons, 2001

Books for Adults

  • Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior; by Lynn McClannahan; Woodbine House, 2003
  • Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2001
  • Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: Building Skills for the Real World; For People Who Know and Care for 3-to-7-Year-Olds; by Teresa Bolick; Fair Winds Press, 2004
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs; by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Temple Grandin; Perigee Books, 2004
  • Finding Our Way: Practical Solutions for Creating a Supportive Home and Community for the Asperger Syndrome Family; by Kristi Sakai; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2005
  • Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges; by Lori Ernsperger; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • The Autistic Spectrum Parents' Daily Helper: A Workbook for You and Your Child; by Philip Abrams; Ulysses Press, 2004
  • Children With Autism: A Parent's Guide; by Michael D. Powers; Woodbine House, 2000
  • Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense - Making Progress; by Philip Whitaker; Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002
  • Could It Be Autism? A Parent's Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps; by Nancy Wiseman; Broadway Books, 2006
  • Demystifying Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents and Professionals; by Carolyn Bruey; Woodbine House, 2004
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine, call 1-877-372-7368
  • Helping Children with Autism Learn: A Guide to Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals; by Bryna Siegel; Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills; by Alan Sohn; Perigee Trade, 2005
  • Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism; by Mary Jane Weiss; Woodbine House, 2001
  • Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Other Developmental Issues; by Maria Wheeler; 2nd edition, Future Horizons, 2007

Other Resources

Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Ave. Ste. 650
Bethesda, MD
800-328-8476
http://www.autism-society.org

National Autism Hotline/Autism Services Center
605 Ninth St., Prichland Bldg.
Huntington, WV 25710
304-525-8014

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2008-08-11
Last reviewed: 2008-05-29
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