Recommended reading

Below you can find a list of good sources of information for professionals.  Much of the list came from the excellent book Uniquely Human by Dr Barry M. Prizant.  We would recommend that you read this book.

Uniquely Human book


Alderson, Jonathan.  Challenging the Myths of Autism: Unlock New Possibilities and Hope.  Toronto: HarperCollins Canada, 2011.

Baker, Jed.  No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-control Behaviour.  Arlington, Texas: Future Horizons, 2008.

Blanc, Marge.  Natural Language Acquisition on the Autism Spectrum: The Journey from Echolalia to Self-Generated Language.  Madison, Wisconsin: Communication Development Center, 2013.

Goldstein, Sam, and Jack Naglieri.  Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders.  New York: Springer Science Publishers, 2013.

Gray, Carol.  The New Social Story Book.  Arlington, Texas: Future Horizons, 2010.

Greenspan, Stanley I.,  and Serena Wieder.  Engaging Autism: Using the Floortime Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think.  Cambridge, Massachusetts: Da Capo Lifelong, 2006.

Hall, Elaine and Diane Isaacs.  Seven Keys to Unlock Autism.  New York: Jossey-Bass, 2012.

Hodgdon, Linda A. Visual Strategies for Improving Communication.  Troy, Michigan: QuirkRoberts, 1996.

Kluth, Paula.  You’re Going to Love this Kid.  Baltimore: Brookes, 2010.

Luterman, David.  Counselling Persons with Communication Disorders and Their Families: 5th Edition.  Austin, Texas

Marquette, Jacquelyn Altman, and Ann Turnbull.  Becoming Remarkably Able: Walking the Path to Talents, Interests and Personal Growth for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Shawnee Mission, Kansas: Autism Asperger, 2007.

Mirenda, Pat, and Teresa Iacono.  Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC.  Baltimore: Paul H Brookes, 2009.

Myles, Brenda Smith, Melissa Trautman and Ronda L Schelvan.  The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations.  Shawnee Mission, Kansas: Autism Asperger, 2004.

Prizant, Barry M., Amy Wetherby, Emily Rubin, Amy Lauren and Patrick Rydell.  The SCERTS Model: A Comprehensive Educational Approach for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Baltimore: Paul H Brookes, 2006.

Rogers, Sally and Geraldine Dawson.  Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism: Promoting Language, Learning and Engagement.  New York: Guilford, 2010.

Winner, Michelle Garcia.  Why Teach Social Thinking? Questioning Our Assumptions about What It Means to Learn Social Skills.  San Jose, California: Social Thinking, 2013.

Wolfberg, P. J. Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum:  The Art of Guiding Children’s Socialisation and Imagination (IPG Field Manual).  Shawnee Mission, Kansas: Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2003.

Wolfberg, P. J. Play and Imagination in Children with Autism (2nd Edition) New York: Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 2009.


Autism Institute on Peer Socialisation and Play:

First Words Projects, Florida State University:

Amy Laurent :

PrAACtical AAC (Augmentative and Altenative Communication):

Dr. Barry Prizant:

Emily Rubin:

SCERTS model:

Social Thinking: