Book Recommendations

Parents often ask me to recommend a book, or books, that they could read as a place to begin their journey of parenting a child on the autism spectrum. Here is a list of the books I have reviewed,  highly respected authors of autism related books, and some additional books to look at on your own. Most of these books are merely a place to begin. Each one has links to helpful websites and their own book recommendations as well.

Meanwhile there is a terrific blog called Special Needs Book Review. This is the place to go to find the best books that can help you and/or your child.


Reviewed by this blog:

Thinking Person's Guide to Autism

Society's Hidden Curriculum

CBT for Adults with Aspergers Syndrome and Living Well on the Spectrum

Seven Keys to Unlock Autism

What I Wish I'd Known About Raising a Child with Autism

A Regular Guy, Growing Up with Autism 

Step Ahead of Autism

Trueman Bradley: Aspie Detective

Max Gamer

Developing College Skills

For Siblings

In-Sync Activity Cards- Help Children  Develop, Learn and Grow

Make your Worrier a Warrior by Dan Peters, PhD

Make Social Learning Stick


Books by Author

Temple Grandin (no explanation necessary)

Jed Baker (social skills from kindergarten through adulthood)

Tony Attwood (aspergers pioneer)

John Elder Robinson (aspergean advocate)

Carol Gray (social stories and cartooning)

Ross Greene (school and educational recommendations)

Any advocacy book from Wrightslaw



Additional Books

OASIS Guide to Autism

Out of Sync Child 

All Cats Have Aspergers

Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome

Also a must: Autism Aspergers Publishing Company website. 



Unreviewed books that sound interesting:

Aspeans: The Beginning....a scifi adventure which delves into the world of asperger's syndrome




Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...no not a book about autism or aspergers, but definitely a book enjoyed by the aspergean in your family...OK. It is my aspergeans favorite book. Movie