Autism Spectrum (Asperger’s Syndrome)

A Guide to Telling Kids They are on the Spectrum

Allen, Kathy (1996).  Star shaped pegs, square holes.  Non-verbal learning disorders and the growing up years.  Livermore, CA: Unicycle Press.

Attwood, Tony (2007).  The complete guide to Asperger’s syndrome.  London, Jessica Kingsley.  A very comprehensive book for parents and professionals.

Attwood, Tony (1998).  Asperger’s syndrome: a guide for parents and professionals.  London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Baker, Jed (2001).  The social skills picture book: teaching play, emotion, and communication to children with autism. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.  Excellent teaching tool for children with autism and  others with social skills problems.

Band, Eve. B & Hecht, Emily (2001). Autism Through a Sister’s Eyes: A Young Girl’s View of her Brother’s Autism. Future Horizons, Austinx, TX. A good book for the siblings of an Autistic family member.

Bashe, Patricia & Kirby, Barbara (2005).  The O.A.S.I.S. guide to Asperger syndrome: advice, support, insights, and inspiration.  NY: Crown Publishing.   Outstanding reference guide.

Bleach, Fionna (2001).   Everybody is Different: A Book for Young People Who Have Brothers or Sisters with Autism. The National Autistic Society, London, England.

Bolick, Teresa (2004).  Asperger syndrome and adolescence: helping preteens and teens get ready for the real world.  Beverly Mass: Fair Winds Press.  Wonderful, practical book for parents and teachers helping teens on the spectrum become independent.

Boyd, Brenda (2003).  Parenting a child with Asperger syndrome.  London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.  200 very practical tips and strategies for parents of a child with Asperger Syndrome.

Cain, Barbara (2013).   Autism The Invisible Cord: A Siblings Diary.  Magination Press, Washington, D.C.   A good book for the siblings of an Autistic family member.

Cohen, Shirley (1998).  Targeting autism: what we know, don’t know and can do to help young children with autism and related disorders.  Berkeley: U of California Press.  Excellent and balanced overview of interventions for children with autism.

Grandin, Temple (1995).  Thinking in pictures and other reports from my life with autism.  NY: Doubleday.  Excellent description of extremely high functioning adult with autism.

Grandin, Temple & Barron, Sean (2005).  Unwritten rules of social relationships.  Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.  Excellent book explaining the rules and patterns of social relationships written by two adults with autism.

Hale, Natalie (2004).  Oh Brother! Growing Up With a Special Needs Sibling.  Magination Press, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Higashida, Naoki (2007).  The reason I jump.  NY: Random House.  Written by a thirteen year old boy with autism, answering questions about autism effects his life.  Good for parents, teachers and teens.

Hudson, Jull & Myles, Brenda (2007).  Starting points: the basics of understanding and supporting children and youth with Asperger syndrome.  Kansas: Autism, Asperger Publishing Co.  Practical suggestions for parents and teachers.

Jackson, Luke (2002).  Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome: a user guide to adolescence.  United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Johnson, J. & Van-Rennselaer Eds. (2010). Siblings: The Autism Spectrum Through Our Eyes.  Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Philadelphia, P.A.

Klin, Ami, Volkman, Fred.  R. & Sparrow, Sara, S. (2000).  Asperger Syndrome.  NY: Guilford Press.  For professionals, but also parents who want to read a very comprehensive book on research into Asperger syndrome.

Myers, Jennifer (2010).  How to teach life skills to kids with autism or Asperger’s.  Arlington, Texas:  Future Horizons.  Written by a successful woman with Asperger’s.

Nowicki, Stephen, Jr. & Duke, Marshall P. (1992).  Helping the child who doesn’t fit in.  Atlanta: Peachtree.  A book for parents and professionals for children who have severe problems with social skills – or nonverbal learning disorders.  Many practical suggestions about how to help.

O’Toole, Jennifer Cook (2012). Asperkids: an insider’s guide to loving, understanding and teaching children with Asperger syndrome.  Philadelphia, PA: Jennifer Kingsley Publishers.  Practical book for parents and teachers.

Ozonoff, Sally, Dawson, Geraldine & McPartland, James (2002).  A parent’s guide to Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism: how to meet the challenges and help your child thrive.  NY: The Guilford Press.  Comprehensive and practical book for parents.

Prior, Margaret (Ed.) (2003).  Learning and behavior problems in Asperger syndrome.  NY: The Guilford Press.  Although meant for professionals, has much information about learning and behavior problems for children on the spectrum.

Savarese, R.J. (2007).  Reasonable people: a memoir of autism and adoption.  NY: Other Press. Reads like a novel. A family’s journey to help their bright, autistic, adopted son.

Silverman, Stephan M. & Weinfeld, Rich (2007).  School success for kids with Asperger’s syndrome.  Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.  Practical strategies for parents and teachers.

Stewart, Kathryn (2002).  Helping a child with nonverbal learning disorder or Asperger’s syndrome.  Oakland CA: New Harbinger Publications.  Practical book for parents.

Stone, Wendy, L. (2006).  Does my child have autism?: a parent’s guide to early detection and intervention in the autism spectrum disorders.  San Francisco: Jossey – Bass.  Easy to read information about autism.

Tammet, David (2006).  Born on a blue day: inside the extraordinary mind of an autistic savant. NY: Simon & Shuster.  Memoir of a boy with Asperger’s and his struggles to succeed.

Tanguay, Pamela B. (2001).  Nonverbal learning disabilities at home: a parent’s guide.  Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.  Concrete suggestions for raising children and teens with NVLD.

Thompson, Sue (1997).  The source for nonverbal learning disorders.  IL: LinguiSystems.  Easy to read, book for parents on the nature and needs of the child with a nonverbal learning disability.

Welton, Jude (2004).  Can I tell you about Asperger Syndrome?” a guide for friends and family. London: Jessica Kingsley.  Book for children 7-15.

Williams, Donna (1992).  Nobody nowhere.  NY: Random House.  Autobiography of an autistic woman.

Williams, Donna (1994).  Somebody somewhere.  NY: Random House.  A sequel.

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