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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My Brother Charlie

"Charlie has autism. His brain works in a special way. It's harder for him to make friends. Or show his true feelings. Or stay safe." But as his big sister tells us, for everything that Charlie can't do well, there are plenty more things that he's good at. He knows the names of all the American presidents. He knows stuff about airplanes. And he can even play the piano better than anyone he knows.
Actress and national autism spokesperson Holly Robinson Peete collaborates with her daughter on this book based on Holly's 10-year-old son, who has autism.

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March 16, 2010

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We’re Amazing, 1, 2, 3!

We're Amazing 1,2,3! is the first Sesame Street storybook to focus on autism, which, according to the most recent US government survey, may, in some form, affect as many as one in forty-five children. It's part of Sesame Street's autism initiative that has expanded to include a new character with autism. Elmo introduces his longtime friend Julia to Abby, who's a little confused at first because Julia isn't saying hello. Elmo explains that Julia has autism, so she does things a little differently. Julia sometimes avoids direct eye contact, flaps her arms when she's excited, and is sensitive to some noises. But Abby soon learns that she also has a lot of things in common with Julia. All kids want love, friendship, and to have fun! They are all wonderful, each in his or her own way.

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20 March 2017

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Slug Days

On slug days Lauren feels slow and slimy. She feels like everyone yells at her, and that she has no friends. Today there is a different bus driver; Dan and Sachi are sitting in Lauren's seat on the bus; and Lauren's teacher interrupts her reading time. It is definitely a slug day. But not every day is like this. On butterfly days Lauren makes her classmates laugh, or goes to get ice cream, or works on a special project with Mom.
Lauren has Autism Spectrum Disorder (an umbrella term that has included Asperger Syndrome since 2013), and she sees the world differently from many people. Sometimes this can be frustrating and makes Lauren want to flip her lid, especially at school where she learns differently from her classmates. But with support and stubbornness and a flair that's all her own, Lauren masters tricks to stay calm, to understand others' feelings, and to let her personality shine.

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October 27, 2017

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Amelia and Me: On Deafness, Autism and Parenting by the Seat of My Pants

The powerful story of a mother facing the many ups and downs of raising her deaf and autistic daughter Amelia. Together they approach life's challenges with humor, hope, compassion and love. This is an intensely private story told with brutal honesty; it is also a must-read for anyone who has walked a similar road to theirs.

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18 May 2017

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Your Child Has Autism. Now What?: A collaborative guide for parents of a newly-diagnosed child

This book is a valuable resource for parents facing the common uncertainty of what to do next after their child receives an autism spectrum diagnosis. The authors share perspectives through different lenses. Throughout the book, you will find a transparent account from Carrie and Jacob about their family’s unexpected journey with autism. You will also receive Casi’s professional observations and insights for their son, along with commentary on a wider variety of challenges and dynamics faced by many families. This book is an excellent source for a parent seeking empathy and knowledge, as you navigate your own unique path. Professionals serving children with special needs will also benefit from exploring the dual perspectives on behavioral therapy delivered with a family-centered mindset. This family-centered approach incorporates researched-based techniques and attentive compassion useful in making remarkable progress for the client.

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September 19, 2017

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A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive

Over 100,000 parents have found the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome, in this indispensable guide. Leading experts show how you can work with your child's unique impairments--and harness his or her capabilities. Vivid stories and real-world examples illustrate ways to help kids with ASD relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. You'll learn how ASD is diagnosed and what treatments and educational supports really work. Updated with the latest research and resources, the second edition clearly explains the implications of the DSM-5 diagnostic changes.

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November 14, 2014

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Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes

Different Like Me introduces children aged 8 to 12 years to famous, inspirational figures from the world of science, art, math, literature, philosophy and comedy.
Eight-year-old Quinn, a young boy with Asperger's Syndrome, tells young readers about the achievements and characteristics of his autism heroes, from Albert Einstein, Dian Fossey and Wassily Kandinsky to Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Banneker and Julia Bowman Robinson, among others. All excel in different fields, but are united by the fact that they often found it difficult to fit in-just like Quinn.

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16 December 2005

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My Child Has Autism, Now What?: 10 Steps to Get You Started

"Your child has autism" - four small words with the power to leave parents feeling helpless, overwhelmed, and confused. This concise, no-nonsense book will enable parents to regain control of the situation and take the first practical steps towards a calm and happy life with their newly-diagnosed child. Dr. Larson Kidd's approach draws from the vast amount of information available on parenting a child with autism and distils it into ten manageable steps. It covers the key aspects of life with a child on the autism spectrum, including the basics such as sleeping, eating, and toileting, through adapting the home, creating routines, and exploring therapy. Ready-to-implement strategies are outlined simply and clearly, and are firmly grounded in the author's extensive experience of supporting children with autism.

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December 15, 2010

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Ymkje Wideman-van der Laan

Logan overhears his Grandma tell her friend he has Autism, and he asks her, ”Autism is...?” She explains it to him in this beautifully illustrated story.Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disability that affects an estimated 1 out of 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) in the US alone. It is a ""spectrum” disorder because its impact on development can range from mild to severe. The areas of development most affected are social interaction and communication skills, difficulties with verbal and non-verbal communication, and leisure play.
Someone wisely said, “If you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism.” The characteristics are different with each unique individual, and so are the ways to interact, teach, and care for them.

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May 2, 2012

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Understanding Autism

Provides information to assist parents in developing their understanding of how autistic children think and respond as well as providing practical suggestions to assist them in the management of their child at home. Also provides an easy-to-read guide for professionals and educationalists. Dodd from Autism Assoc, Aust.

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January 12, 2005

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Surviving War, Surviving Autism: A Mother's Life Story

This book recounts the author's childhood growing up during the Vietnam War, her journey to America, school and college experiences dotted with humor and heartache, poignant memories of John F. Kennedy Jr., and life as a single parent raising three autistic children. A portion of the proceeds of this book will go to Autism Speaks and the Autism Society of America ---- About the author: Kim Yen T. Nguyen was born and raised in Vietnam during the pivotal years of the Vietnam War.

Paperback

October 26, 2011

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Let's Talk: Navigating Communication Services and Supports for Your Young Child with Autism

Communication is often a parent's number-one concern when a young child is diagnosed with autism. With so many interventions available, how can families be sure they're choosing the best option for their child? This accessible, straightforward book gives you the practical knowledge that you need to evaluate communication therapies and treatments—and make sound decisions rooted in evidence-based practice. A practical resource from trusted experts on autism and communication, this book covers everything from autism fundamentals to the specifics of developing an individualized treatment plan for children birth to five. With the research-based knowledge and real-world guidance in these pages, you will be a well-informed advocate ready to provide the best support for your child on the spectrum.

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September 17, 2015

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Autism Adulthood: Strategies and Insights for a Fulfilling Life

Autism Adulthood features thirty interviews with autistic adults, their parents, caregivers, researchers, and professionals. Each vignette reveals firsthand a family’s challenge, their circumstances, their thought processes, and their unique solutions, and plans of action. Sharing the wisdom that emerges from parents’ and self-advocates’ experiences, Senator adds her own observations and conclusions based on her long-term experience with autism. Told in Senator’s trademark warm, honest, and approachable style, Autism Adulthood paints a vivid and thought-provoking picture of many people grappling with grown-up, real-life autism. Senator’s is the only book of its kind, as real families share their stories and their creative solutions.

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5 Apr 2016

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The Real Experts: Readings for Parents of Autistic Children

Full of practical advice and transcendent 'Aha!' moments, The Real Experts offers young autistic people and their families the kind of wise mentorship from tribal elders that was unavailable in previous generations. It's a landmark book." - Steve Silberman, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.How do I help my child to thrive? To be healthy and happy, to fulfill his or her positive potentials, and to grow up to lead a good life? very parent of an autistic child struggles daily with this question. Just trying to understand an autistic child's actions, feelings, and needs can seem like an overwhelming challenge. It doesn't help that professional "experts" and the mass media bombard us with all sorts of harmful and terrifying misinformation about autism.

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24 Nov 2015

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Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life

Cynthia Kim explores all the quirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in this accessible, witty and honest guide looking from an insider perspective at some of the most challenging and intractable aspects of being autistic. Her own life presents many rich examples. From being labelled nerdy and shy as an undiagnosed child to redefining herself when diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as an adult, she describes how her perspective shifted to understanding a previously confusing world and combines this with the results of extensive research to explore the 'why' of ASD traits. She explains how they impact on everything from self-care to holding down a job and offers typically practical and creative strategies to help manage them, including a section on the vestibular, sensory and social benefits of martial arts for people with autism.

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September 21, 2014

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Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism

Autism therapy typically focuses on ridding individuals of “autistic” symptoms such as difficulties interacting socially, problems in communicating, sensory challenges, and repetitive behavior patterns. Now Dr. Barry M. Prizant offers a new and compelling paradigm: the most successful approaches to autism don’t aim at fixing a person by eliminating symptoms, but rather seeking to understand the individual’s experience and what underlies the behavior.

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July 19, 2016

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Mindful Parenting for ADHD: A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)

If you are a parent of a child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably face many unique daily challenges. Kids with ADHD are often inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive, since ADHD affects all of self-management and self-regulation. As a result, you might become chronically frustrated or stressed out, which makes caring for ADHD that much harder. In this book, a developmental pediatrician presents a proven-effective program for helping both you and your child with ADHD stay cool and collected while remaining flexible, resilient, and mindful.

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September 1, 2015

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The Alligator Who Liked To Jump

Archie is an autistic alligator, who worries that being ‘different' from the other animals will make him stand out. Archie likes to jump and bounce but the other animals think he shouldn't do this, until the wise elephant tells them that they should listen to Archie. Archie finds it difficult to speak, but he manages to explain how he feels and makes the other animals understand him, so that they realise he isn't all that different, after all! A lovely story told in rhyme, for very young readers, different or not.

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2019

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Dr. Bob's Guide to Stop ADHD in 18 Days

Stop hyperactivity without drugs! This how-to guide can rid your family off medications and detrimental foods - junk foods loaded with sugar, preservatives, dairy products and partially hydrogenated oils (trans fatty acid) - so that your children and families can enjoy optimal, natural health. Experience results in just 18 days.

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1 December 2010

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The Gifts of Autism and Alzheimer's

This book is a spectacular marriage of psychology and physiology - attitude/emotion and biology. You won't view fear or sadness as the only human responses to having a loved one diagnosed with autism or Alzheimer's and it will no longer be possible for you to be able to look at someone you care about with neurological challenged and simultaneously think to yourself, "there's nothing I can do to meaningfully impact my loved one's condition." The author's combined their professional experiences with Autism with their personal experiences in caring with a parent with Alzheimer's. They noted the similarities between the two disabling conditions. Book also includes contributed stories from people with Autism and Alzheimer's along with their families stories.

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December 13, 2013

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