The Best Autism Books ofPlease enter your location to help us display the correct information for your area. We asked our followers on Instagram what books about autism they would recommend to others and below are their answers. All book descriptions are from Amazon. If you shop on Amazon, you can select Autism Speaks as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate as you shop via their Amazon Smile program! Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine.
30 Best Children’s Books About the Autism Spectrum
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Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew
Mainstream imprints are publishing many more autistic authors as of late, according to Laura James, autistic author of Odd Girl Out. As a writer with autism myself, here's my top pick of books on the topic. From memoirs to fiction, these reads were judged based on how easily understood they were by people on the autistic spectrum, as well as how knowledgeable and accepting they were of the condition, I made sure they did not include any ableist content. The original research surrounding Asperger's syndrome and autism was largely based around men, leading to the initial diagnostic criteria. Asperger's syndrome is now considered to be autism spectrum disorder ASD ; and emerging research is now taking women into account. While some advances has been made, women are still often only diagnosed later on in life, with anecdotal evidence pointing to them being missed because they have learnt to mask their hallmarks, and the diagnostic criteria being biased towards them. To try and combat this, this book written by various autistic women deals with a range of sub-topics such as careers, money, staying safe and hygiene.
One of the most wonderful things about a book is its ability to reveal to us a little piece of ourselves. When we can relate to a story or a character, we are left with a better understanding of who we are and what our purpose may be. This might be most true for children on the autism spectrum. While some of these books are written specifically for children on the autism spectrum, others are aimed towards siblings and friends. Ages 7 and Up Not only does this delightful book include fun color photographs of cats and kittens, it also offers a humorous glimpse at some of the difficulties and joys of raising a child on the autism spectrum. Ages Zane the zebra has autism, and he is worried that his friends and classmates will make fun of his stripes, which make him different.
When Karen Siff Exkorn's son, Jake, was diagnosed with autism, she struggled to pull together comprehensive information about the disorder. Fortunately, she was able to educate herself quickly, and her extensive at-home treatment of her son led to his amazing full recovery. But the journey wasn't easy, and now, in The Autism Sourcebook, Siff Exkorn offers parents the wisdom she wishes she'd had at the beginning. It brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults. Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible. The chapters examine: causes and indications of the syndrome; the diagnosis and its effect on the individual; theory of mind; the perception of emotions in self and others; social interaction, including friendships; long-term relationships; teasing, bullying and mental health issues; the effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, movement and co-ordination skills; and, career development. There is also an invaluable frequently asked questions chapter and a section listing useful resources for anyone wishing to find further information on a particular aspect of AS, as well as literature and educational tools.