Autism Spectrum Disorders - Reading List

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

Ages 9 to 12

  • Autism; 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. Band, Ph.D. and Emily Hecht; Future Horizons Inc., 2001
  • 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
  • Toilet Training for Individuals With Autism & Related Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents & Teachers by Maria Wheeler; Future Horizons Inc., 1998
  • Exceptional Parent Magazine