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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
  • Autism and Me: Sibling Stories by Quisie Shapiro Albert Whitman, 2009
  • Ian's Walk: A Story About Autism by Laurie Lears illustrated by Karen Ritz Albert Whitman, 1998
  • My Brother Charlie by Holly Peete Scholastic Press 2010
  • 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
  • My New School: a Workbook to Help Students Transition of a New School by Melissa Trautman Autism Asperger Publ Co, 2010
  • 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
  • Challenging Behavior and Autism: Making Sense - Making Progress by Philip Whitaker Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2002
  • Children With Autism: A Parent's Guide by Michael D. Powers Woodbine House, 2000
  • 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
  • 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 Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum: What Parents & Professionals Should Know About the Pre-teen and Teenage Years by Shana Nichols Jessica Kingsley Publ, 2008
  • Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges by Lori Ernsperger Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007
  • Helping Children with Autism Learn: A Guide to Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals by Bryna Siegel Oxford University Press, 2003
  • Making Sense of Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Create the Brightest Future for your Child with the Best Treatment Options by James Coplan Bantam, 2010
  • Parenting Your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills by Alan Sohn Perigee Trade, 2005
  • Quirky, Yes-Hopeless, No: Practical Tips of Help Your Child with Asperger's Syndrome be More Socially Accepted by Cynthia Norall Griffin, 2009
  • Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism by Mary Jane Weiss Woodbine House, 2001
  • The Autistic Spectrum Parents' Daily Helper: A Workbook for You and Your Child by Philip Abrams Ulysses Press, 2004
  • 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: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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