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Reading List - Autism Spectrum Disorders

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
  • Ian's Walk: A Story About Autism by Laurie Lears and Karen Ritz (illustrator), Albert Whitman, 1998
  • Russell is Extra Special by Charles A. Amenta, III, M.D., Magination Press, 1992
  • Joey and Sam: A Heartwarming Storybook About Autism, A Family, and a Brother's Love by Illana Katz; Real Life Storybooks, 1993
  • Sesame Street: We’re Amazing 1, 2, 3! by Leslie Kimmelman, 2015

Ages 9 to 12

  • Autism by Elaine Landau Franklin Watts, 2001
  • Mori's Story: A Book About a Boy With Autism by Zachary M. Gartenberg, Lerner Publications Co., 1998 (for siblings)


  • Autism Through a Sister’s Eye by Eve B. B and, Ph.D., and Emily Hecht, Future Horizons Inc., 2001
  • Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger’s and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers by John Elder Robison; Broadway Paperbacks, 2012
  • Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic by Marsha S. Rosenberg, Rosen Pub. Group, 1999
  • Thinking in Pictures: and Other Reports from My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin First Vintage Books Edition, 1996


  • A Parents Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive by Sally Ozzonoff Ph.D., Geraldine Dawson Ph.D., and James McPartland, The Guilford Press, 2002
  • Asperger’s Syndrome: A guide for Parents and Professional by Tony Attwood, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998
  • Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World by Teresa Bolick, Fair Winds Press, 2001
  • Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage and Meltdown by Brenda Smith Myles, Autism Asperger Pub. Co., 1999
  • Autism, Explaining the Enigma, 2nd ed. by Uta Frith, Blackwell Publishing, 2003
  • Children With Autism: A Parent's Guide by Michael D. Powers, Woodbine House, 2000
  • Keys to Parenting a Child With Autism, 2nd ed. by Marlene Brill, Barron's, 2001
  • The Autistic Spectrum: a Parents' Guide to Understanding and Helping Your Child by Lorna Wing, Ulysses Press, 2001
  • Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome by Jed Baker Ph.D., Future Horizons Inc., 2005
  • Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children by Steven Gutstein and Rachelle K. Sheely, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006
  • Solving Executive Function Challenges: Simple Ways to Get Kids with Autism Unstuck and on Target, Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D., Laura Gutermuth Anthony, Ph.D, Katie C. Alexander M.S., OTR, Monica Adler Werner, Lynn Cannon M.Ed., Lisa Greenman, 2014
  • Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Related Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents & Teachers by Maria Wheeler, Future Horizons Inc., 1998
  • Unstuck and On Target: An Executive Function Curriculum to Improve Flexibility for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Lynn Cannon M.Ed., Lauren Kenworthy Ph.D., Katie C. Alexander M.S., OTR, Monica Adler Werner, Laura Gutermuth Anthony Ph.D., 2011
  • Co-occurring Autism and Gender Dysphoria