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Different Books and Websites Resonate with Different Families. Here are some that parents have recommended. For a more complete list of books and web sites, as well as magazines, products, and DVDs, please visit our Resource Library on the Autism Speaks web site,

Books 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
By Veronica Zysk and Ellen Notbohm (Publisher: Future Horizons; 1 edition, 2004)

A Parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome & High-Functioning Autism
By Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D., Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., James McPartland (Publisher: The
Guildford Press; 1 edition, 2002)

Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior
By Lynn E., McClannahan, Ph.D. and Patricia J. Krantz, PhD, (Publisher: Woodbine
House; 1 edition, 1999)

The Autism Sourcebook
By Karen Siff Exkorn (Publisher: Collins; 1 edition, 2006)

Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide
By Chantal Sicile-Kira(Publisher: Vermilion, 2003)

Changing the Course of Autism: A Scientific Approach for Parents and Physicians
By Brian Jepson, M.D. and Jane Johnson (Publisher: Sentient Publications; 1 edition

Children with Autism: A Parent’s Guide
By Michael D. Powers (Publisher: Woodbine House; 2 Sub edition, 2000)

Could it be Autism? A Parent’s Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps
By Nancy Wiseman (Publisher: Broadway; 1 edition, 2006)

Does my Child Have Autism? A Parent’s Guide to Early Detection and Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorders
By Wendy L. Stone, Ph.D. and Theresa Foy Digeronimo, MED(Publisher: Jossey-Bass;
1 edition, 2006)


Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reasons for Hope and Guidance for Help
By Lynn M. Hamilton (Publisher: WaterBrook Press; 1 edition, 2000)

Let Me Hear Your Voice
By Catherine Maurice (Publisher: Ballantine Books, 1994)

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
By John Elder Robinson (Three Rivers Press, 2008)

Making Peace with Autism: One Family's Story of Struggle, Discovery, and Unexpected Gifts
By Susan Senator (Trumpeter, 2006)

Not My Boy!: A Father, A Son, and One Family's Journey with Autism
By Rodney Peete (Hyperion 2010)

Nourishing Hope
by Julie Matthews (

Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child’s Life
By Lynn Kern Koegel, PhD Claire LaZebnik (Publisher: Penguin /Non-Classics, 2005)

Playing, Laughing, and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Caregivers
By Julia Moor (Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1 edition, 2002)

Play and engagement in early autism: The Early Start Denver Model
by Sally Rogers, PhD and Geraldine Dawson, PhD. Publisher: New York: Guilford
Publishing, 2009)

A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Family Member, and Teacher Needs to Know
By Fred R. Volkmar and Lisa A. Wiesner (Wiley, 2009)

Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Families
By Sandra L. Harris, PhD and Beth A. Glasberg, Ph.D. (Publisher: Woodbine House,

Special Diets for Special People: Understanding and Implementing a Gluten-Free and Casien-Free Diet to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders
By Lisa S. Lewis (Publisher: Future Horizons, 2005)

Strange Son
By Portia Iverson (Riverhead Trade, 2007)

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You
By Ellen Notbohm (Future Horizons, 2005)

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome
By Tony Attwood (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008)

There's a Boy in Here
By Judy Barron and Sean Barron (Future Horizons, 2002)

Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism
By Temple Grandin (Vintage, 2006)

The Out-of- Sync Child
By Carol Kranowitz (Perigee Trade, 2006)

Understanding Autism For Dummies
By Stephen Shore and Linda G. Rastelli (For Dummies, 2006)

You're Going to Love This Kid!: Teaching Students With Autism in the Inclusive Classroom
By Paula Kluth (Brookes Publishing Company, 2003)

Books for Children

Everybody is Different: A Book for Young People who have Brothers or Sisters with Autism
By Fiona Bleach (Reading Level: Ages 4-8, Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing
Company, 2002)

The Autism Acceptance Book, Being a Friend to Someone with Autism
By Ellen Sabin (Reading Level: Ages 9-12, Publisher: Watering Can
38 Press; 1 edition, 2006)


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