Autism

Below you can find a list of good sources of information for parents and carers on autism.  The list came from the excellent book Uniquely Human by Dr Barry M. Prizant.

Uniquely Human book

Books written by professionals

Dalgleish, Carolyn. The Sensory Child Gets Organised: Proven Systems for Rigid, Anxious and Distracted Kids. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013.

Kerstein, Lauren H. My Sensory Book: Working Together to Explore Sensory Issues and the Big Feelings They Can Cause: A Workbook for Parents, Professionals and Children. Shawnee Mission, Kansas: Autism Asperger, 2008.

Kranowicz, Carol Stock. The Out-of-sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder.  New York: Skylight Books/A Perigree Book, 2005.

Robinson, Ricki G.  Autism Solutions: How to Create a Healthy and Meaningful Life for Your Child.  Don Mills, Canada: Harlequin, 2011.

Sussman, Fern and Robin Baird Lewis. More Than Words: A Parent’s Guide to Building Interaction and Language Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Communication Difficulties.  Toronto: Hanen Programme, 2012.

Twachtman-Cullen, Diane and Jennifer Twachtman-Bassett.  The IEP from A to Z: How to Create Meaningful and Measurable Goals and Objectives. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.

Wiseman, Nancy D. and Robert I. Rich.  The First Year: Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed Child: A Parent-expert Walks You Through Everything You Need to Learn and Do.  Cambridge, Massachusetts: Da Capo, 2009.

Books written by people with autism

Carley, Michael John.  Aperger’s from the Inside Out: A Supportive and Practical Guide for Anyone with Asperger’s Syndrome.  New York: Perigee, 2008.

Fleischmann, Arthur and Carly Fleishmann.  Carly’s Voice: Breaking Through Autism.  New York, Tochstone/Simon & Schuster, 2012.

Grandin, Temple and Richard Panek.  The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum.  Arlington, Texas: Future Horizons, 2013.

Higashida, Naoki, David Mitchell and Keiko Yoshida.  The Reason I Jump: One Boy’s Voice from the Silence of Autism.  New York:  Random House, 2013.

Mukhopadhyay, Tito Rajarshi.  How Can I Talk if My Lips Don’t Move? Inside My Autistic Mind.  New York: Arcade, 2008.

Newport, Jerry.  Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome for Parents, Professionals and You! Arlington, Texas: Future Horizons, 2001.

Perner, Lars.  Scholars with Autism: Achieving Dreams.  Sedona, Arizona: Auricle Books, 2012.

Shore, Stephen M and Ruth Elaine Joyner Hane.  Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum.  Shawnee Mission, Kansas: Asperger Autism, 2004.

Shore, Stephen M and Linda G Rastelli.  Understanding Autism for Dummies.  Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley, 2006.

Tammer, Daniel.  Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant: A Memoir.  New York: Free Press, 2007.

Willey, Liane Holliday.  Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome.  London: Jessica Kingsley, 1999.

Books written by parents/carers

Colson, Emily and Charles W Colson.  Dancing with Max: A Mother and Son Who Broke Free.  Grand Rapids: Michigan: Zondervan, 2010.

Fields-Meyer, Tom.  Following Ezra: What One Father Learned about Gumby, Otters, Autism and Love from His Extraordinary Son.  New York: New American Library, 2011.

Gilman, Priscilla.  The Anti-romantic Child: A Memoir of Unexpected Joy.  New York: Harper Perennial, 2012.

Hall, Elaine with Elizabeth Kaye.  Now I see the Moon: A Mother, a Son, a Miracle.  New York: HarperStudio, 2010.

Naseef, Robert A.  Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together.  Baltimore: Brookes, 2014.

Park, Clara Claiborne: Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter’s Life with Autism.  Boston: Little, Brown, 2001.

Peete, Rodney and Danelle Morton.  Not My Boy! A Father, a Son and One Family’s Journey with Autism.  New York: Hyperion, 2010.

Senator, Susan.  Making Peace with Autism: One Family’s Story of Struggle, Discovery and Unexpected Gifts.  Boston: Trumpeter, 2005.

Suskind, Ron.  Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heros and Autism.  New York: Kingswell, 2014.

Websites

Autism Asperger’s Digest: www.autismdigest.com

Autism Neighbourhood: www.autismneighbourhood.org

Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org

Denise Mulucci (artist who works with people with additional support needs): www.denisemelucci.com

First Signs (US organisation educating parents about early signs of autism): www.firstsigns.org

The Hanen Centre: www.hanen.org

SCERTS model: www.scerts.com