Books can play a big role in helping you and your child with Autism. You’ll find books can be a good way to connect with your children as they learn to share, make eye contact and it enhances their speech while reading one with their parents.

Here is a list of specially curated books related to Autism available on Kindle, Pdf version and paperback.

We would love to get recommendations from you on any useful books for children with Autism that are not in this list. You could write to us at contact@autismconnect.com

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The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention

Why can humans alone invent? In The Pattern Seekers, Cambridge University psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen makes a case that autism is as crucial to our creative and cultural history as the mastery of fire. Indeed, Baron-Cohen argues that autistic people have played a key role in human progress for seventy thousand years, from the first tools to the digital revolution. How? Because the same genes that cause autism enable the pattern seeking that is essential to our species's inventiveness. However, these abilities exact a great cost on autistic people, including social and often medical challenges, so Baron-Cohen calls on us to support and celebrate autistic people in both their disabilities and their triumphs. Ultimately, The Pattern Seekers isn't just a new theory of human civilization, but a call to consider anew how society treats those who think differently.

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November 10, 2020

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Too Sticky!: Sensory Issues with Autism

Holly loves doing experiments and learning new things in science class! But when she finds out the next experience is making slime, she's worried. Slime is made with glue, and glue is sticky. Holly has sensory issues because of her autism and doesn't like anything sticky! With help from family and her teacher, Holly receives the accommodations and encouragement she needs to give slime a try.

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April 1, 2020

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The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods

Written by autistic author Robyn Steward, this is a detailed guide for young people aged 9 to 16 on the basics of menstruation. Created in consultation with young people, an online survey and a group of medical professionals, this is a book that teaches all people about periods, which can be a scary and overwhelming issue.
Promoting the fact that everyone either has periods or knows someone who does, the book reduces the anxiety girls face in asking for help. It offers direct advice on what periods look and feel like and how to manage hygiene and pain. It also breaks up information using flaps and step-by-step photos of how to change pads and tampons, it discusses alternatives to tampons and pads, and gives information about possible sensory issues for people with autism.

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April 18, 2019

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Your Interests, My Interests: A Visual Guide to Playing and Hanging Out for Children on the Autism Spectrum

When you're all by yourself, you can (nearly) do anything you want, but when you're playing with other people, they might want to do something different. The more you know what they like, the more fun can be had playing!
Children on the autism spectrum can find playing with other children difficult and they may be highly focused in their interests. This colourful and interactive visual guide will help these children learn how to establish common interests with friends and classmates, or family members at home, and use this knowledge to improve their play.

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February 21, 2020

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Not weird, just limited edition: Inside the autistic mind

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be inside the mind of someone on the autistic spectrum?Ever wondered how it feels to be in a different world, yet on the same planet?Not weird, just limited edition, is a beautiful gathering of thoughts, experiences and advice written for you by Faye Flint. A woman, lately diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.This book has been written simply, to make it an easy read for those interested in the autistic spectrum.

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16 Feb. 2020

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Drawing a Blank: Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum

Students with autism should not have struggle with reading comprehension! Many individuals with autism spectrum disorder may be fluent word callers; indeed, many have advanced ability to recognize words. However, many people with autism spectrum disorder need support when it comes to reading comprehension. Comprehension difficulties in readers with ASD can be subtle and difficult to tease out. As a result, their substantial level of risk for reading comprehension problems is often overlooked or unaddressed, and many students struggle in silence.

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January 31, 2011

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Come to Life! Your Guide to Self-Discovery Mom s Choice Awards Recipient

Helping Youth with Autism and Learning Differences Shape Their Futures. How many young people are struggling or experiencing undesirable outcomes once they leave school? Far more than you might imagine, especially if they have an autism spectrum disorder, a learning disability or similar condition. Come to Life! is a unique new book that helps readers engage in an active process of self-discovery to improve the transition to adulthood.

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September 15, 2017

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Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy: An Ethical and Clinical Guide

Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy explores the professional and legal boundaries around physical contact in therapy and offers best-practice guidelines from a variety of perspectives. Chapters address issues around appropriate and sensitive therapist-initiated touch, therapeutic approaches that use touch as an intervention in child treatment, and both positive and challenging forms of touch that are initiated by children. In these pages, professionals and students alike will find valuable information on ways to address potential ethical dilemmas, including defining boundaries, working with parents and guardians, documentation, consent forms, cultural considerations, countertransference, and much more.

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February 24, 2017

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Infant Play Therapy: Foundations, Models, Programs, and Practice

Infant Play Therapy is a groundbreaking resource for practitioners interested in the varied play therapy theories, models, and programs available for the unique developmental needs of infants and children under the age of three.
The impressive list of expert contributors in the fields of play therapy and infant mental health cover a wide range of early intervention play-based models and topics. Chapters explore areas including: neurobiology, developmental trauma, parent-infant attachment relationships, neurosensory play, affective touch, grief and loss, perinatal depression, adoption, autism, domestic violence, sociocultural factors, and more. Chapter case studies highlight leading approaches and offer techniques to provide a comprehensive understanding of both play therapy and the ways we understand and recognize the therapeutic role of play with infants

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Mar 31, 2020

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Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders explores the most recognized, researched, and practical methods for using play therapy with the increasing number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), and shows clincians how to integrate these methods into their practices. Using a diverse array of play-based approaches, the book brings together the voices of researchers and practicing clinicians who are successfully utilizing play and play-based interventions with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. It also examines the neurobiological underpinnings of play in children on the autism spectrum and the overall effect of play on neuro-typical and neuro-atypical development.

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April 27, 2012

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Not All Frogs Are Green (Adventures of Neo)

Not All Frogs Are Green is the adventurous tale of friendship, bravery, and self-discovery of an autistic boy.
A green, slimy, and beady-eyed monster has entered Neo's house and is hopping about. How did it get there? What will it do? How will Neo and his family escape the monster and get it out of the house for good?
Join Neo as he faces his most challenging adventure yet in Not All Frogs Are Green. Discover how Neo will save the day and learn courage for himself and in helping others.

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1 Dec 2017

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When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect: A Guide to DS-ASD for Parents and Professionals

While it's well known that the incidence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is skyrocketing in the general population, it's less well known that ASD is even more common in people with Down syndrome.
When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect offers a thorough examination of the unique profile of a Down Syndrome-Autism Spectrum Disorder (DS-ASD) diagnosis and best practices for screening, treatment, and caretaking through the lifespan. This one-stop resource, the first of its kind, will greatly benefit families whose child is already diagnosed, and also those who suspect something more than Down syndrome. Professionals, too, will find information on how to distinguish DS-ASD from a diagnosis of just Down syndrome, and guidance on providing services for children and adults.

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December 19, 2012

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Jumpstarting Communication Skills in Children with Autism: A Parents' Guide to Applied Verbal Behavior

When children's communication skills lag, all areas of learning and socialization are affected. Jumpstarting Communication Skills in Children with Autism describes how an ABA approach can help children age 2-10 who have significant communication problems--difficulty making requests, perseverative speech, a lack of fluency in conversational exchanges, trouble reading others' signals, and more--learn to understand and use speech and language.
Enriched by case studies, this straightforward and information-packed book examines using the Applied Verbal Behavior (AVB) method to tackle a wide variety of communication problems typical of children with autism. In a nutshell, AVB consists of observing and analyzing a child's communication behaviors, breaking them down into functions, and then teaching and reinforcing needed skills.

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September 18, 2011

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Asperger's Syndrome (Guide and Explanation, from Child to Adult)

Asperger syndrome, if left untreated, can be a major cause of depression as a result of anxiety and loneliness, two emotions that individuals with Asperger's autism can experience.
Children and adults with Asperger's disorder may experience social dislocation due to a restrictive concern for one or a series of interests and the intense attention given to their topic.

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June 27, 2019

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The pattern of pervasive developmental disorders in Iraqi children: Pediatric Psychiatry

Little is known about the pattern of pervasive developmental disorders in Iraq. This is a retrospective clinical study aiming at describing the pattern of pervasive developmental disorders in Iraqi children observed at the pediatric psychiatry clinic in a tertiary pediatric referral center. During nine months period (18 November 2018 to 18 July 2019), fifty one patients with pervasive developmental disorders (30 males and 21 females) were observed at the psychiatry clinic at the Children Teaching Hospital of Baghdad Medical City. In this series, typical autism without significant mental retardation accounted for 65%. Atypical autism (Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise) was the second most common type of Pervasive developmental disorders accounting for about 23%. Asperger syndrome accounted for only 6% of the cases in this series.

July 23, 2019

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Communication Alternatives in Autism: Perspectives on Typing and Spelling Approaches for the Nonspeaking

Ten autistic self-advocates share their experiences with alternative forms of communication such as rapid prompting method (RPM) and facilitated communication (FC), both highly controversial. Their narratives document the complexities that autistic individuals navigate--in both educational and community settings--when choosing to use approaches that utilize letter boards and keyboards. While the controversies remain--RPM requires further scientific study, and FC is subject to criticism about confirmation bias--these individuals share powerful stories in the context of aiming for disability rights. The book concludes with a chapter about best practices for educators, particularly for schools and colleges that have students who use these communication methods.

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September 6, 2019

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A Mother's Journey Through Autism, Redemption and Freedom

A Mother's Journey through Autism, Redemption and Freedom is a true story of a mother's struggle raising a child with Autism, her faith and ultimately her Salvation. She was in no way prepared for her child to lose his voice and change in so many ways that she would barely be able to recognize him as her own. If you are a parent of a child with special needs, you may find hope, inspiration and understanding of your own personal journey.
Juliana is overwhelmed and brought to her knees by the four children the Lord has blessed her with. One child with Autism continues to test her to the very core of her being. She cries out to the Lord for help and he sends help through one of her prior therapy patients' whom is terminally ill. The patient leads her on a spiritual journey to faith and trust in the Lord before his final breath.

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September 19, 2019

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The Autism Discussion Page on Stress, Anxiety, Shutdowns and Meltdowns

Anxiety, meltdowns and emotional regulation can be hugely challenging for autistic people. This book is full of proactive strategies for understanding, accepting and respecting the processing differences in autism. It contains tools for reducing sensory, social and mental drain, and offers strategies to protect from ongoing stress and anxiety. These help minimize shutdowns and burnout, while maximizing self-esteem, autistic identity and mental health.
Learn strategies for matching environmental demands to the person's processing needs, how to support vulnerabilities, and how to prevent and manage meltdowns while protecting the identify and self-esteem of the individual with autism.

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October 21, 2019

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I Know You're in There: Winning Our War Against Autism

There was something wrong with Ryan. His parents knew it before the psychiatrist predicted he would end up in an institution. Ryan was diagnosed with autism at age four. That day changed everything. There was no recovery from autism . . . there was no cure . . . there
was no hope. Or was there?
I Know You’re in There tells the true story of how, through diet, applied behavior analysis, consistent and rigorous medical treatment, and more, Ryan’s family was able to overcome autism. It took a lot of trial and error, but today Ryan is an aerospace engineer, has friends, and lives a happy “typical” life. His recovery wasn’t miraculous, but instead the result of getting proper medical care, and his parents never taking “no” for an answer.

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January 28, 2020

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The Autism Language Launcher: A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Child Turn Sounds and Words into Simple Conversations

Do you want to help your child on the autism spectrum to verbally communicate with you and others? You've picked up the right book. The Autism Language Launcher gives you something totally new: a step-by-step guide that ignites language lift-off by using methods such as tapping into your child's innate intelligence, going with your child instead of against your child and providing techniques that work with adults on the spectrum. Written for parents, relatives, professionals, educators, or caregivers of a child or adult who is not yet verbal, making some sounds, using some words, speaking in single words, or using two-word phrases, this book uses the author's decades of experience with children and adults on the spectrum. Kate also demonstrates how to effectively address your child's echolalia, repetitious language, and repetitive questions in a way that your child will find supportive, bonding, and even joyful. Ultimately, this book shows you how to make language happen.

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August 21, 2019

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