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Autism: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • 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
  • When My Autism Gets Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders; by Kari Dunn Baron; Autism Asperger Publ Co, 2004

Ages 9 to 12

  • Autism; Elaine Landau; Franklin Watts, 2001
  • Autism; by Carol Baldwin; Heinemann Library, 2002
  • Autism; Sarah Lennard-Brown; Raintree, 2004
  • 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


  • 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
  • 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
  • The Asperger Parent: How to Raise a Child with Asperger Syndrome and Maintain Your Sense of Humor; by Jeffrey Cohen; Autism Asperger Publ. Co, 2002
  • 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
  • The Autistic Spectrum: a Parents' Guide to Understanding and Helping Your Child; by Lorna Wing; Ulysses Press, 2001
  • 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 Behaviour and Autism: Making Sense - Making Progress; by Philip Whitaker; Autism Asperger Publ, 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
  • How to Live with Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Practical Strategies for Parents and Professionals; by Chris Williams; Jessica Kingsley Publ., 2004
  • 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 & Related Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents & Teachers; by Maria Wheeler; Future Horizons, 1998

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 McKesson Provider Technologies.
Last modified: 2006-10-13
Last reviewed: 2006-08-28
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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