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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


  • 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

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

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
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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