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.

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We Said, They Said: 50 Things Parents and Teachers of Students with Autism Want Each Other to Know

Cassie Zupke has talked to a lot of people in her role as the founder and director of a non?profit education and support group for students with Asperger's and high-functioning autism. She's been a mentor, a trainer, and an advocate for children, having attended meetings, reassured parents and teachers, helped dry eyes and offered more advice than was probably wanted to the children's parents and educators . She has initiated programs, thrown some of them out to build better ones, and helped other people launch their own. Over the years, Cassie has worked with untold numbers of families and educators. We Said, They Said is a compilation of what the parents and teachers have told her -- their fears, their concerns, and their passions - in order that all involved with the child's care can understand the things that drive the others so, when they sit down to meet to decide how they're going to best help their child, they can achieve their mutual goal.

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2013

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Crazy Love: A Traumedy about Life with Autism

The day that Macy's store security informed the author that her five year old daughter was boarding a crowded elevator, dragging a naked mannequin by his head, leaving behind a trail of plaster limbs and fine menswear, was the day absurdism became the new world order in the Walter household. Autism isn't funny. Yet, sometimes laughter rises feebly out of the ashes of tragedy, a little befuddled and slightly singed, like a hungover phoenix after mardi gras. Crazy Love: a Traumedy About Life with Autism, is a collection of fragments from the life of a little girl, that smokes out the farcical humor with saucy candor. Fresh as roadkill, from a mother caught in the twin headlights of reality and insanity, Crazy Love captures the dark humor that careens out of control when autism is at the wheel.

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2011

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What I Wish I'd Known about Raising a Child with Autism: A Mom and a Psychologist Offer Heartfelt Guidance for the First Five Years

Bobbi Sheahan, mother of a child with autism, and psychologist Kathy DeOrnellas, Ph.D., did not write this book to lecture you on how to parent your child. Instead, they offer themselves as your scouts in the field, who have valuable information to share from the moment you realize your kid is different (My, what a quiet baby I have!), to the self-righteous moms on the playground, to holding your marriage together and the realm of routines.

Kindle/Paperback

2011

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Look at My Eyes: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Autism and PDD-NOS: Early Intervention and Navigating the System

Melanie Fowler brings a refreshing and useful balance of personal experience and educated expertise to the discussion of autism spectrum disorders. Melanie does not concern herself with the “whys” or theories surrounding these disorders. Instead, she addresses the daily struggles of children and their families from her perspective as a parent to a son with PDD-NOS (pervasive developmental disorder—not otherwise specified). Melanie tells parents what actually works. Her husband, Seth, joins her at times to offer thoughts and experiences from a dad's perspective. Together, they let parents know that others have been there, that there is hope, that insurance battles can be conquered, and that these special children can progress, learn, and grow. Whether she's describing their potty-training woes or listing supplies that can help improve fine motor skills, Melanie is an honest, experienced cheerleader for the growth and success of these children and their families.

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2011

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Autism Mom

At age 33, it seemed that Shirley Blaier-Stein had it all. She lived in New York City with her loving husband and beautiful boy and was well into a successful legal career. When her son Dan was diagnosed with autism at age three, her world falls apart. Lonely, isolated, and with no answers or hope from doctors, she realizes that she has to pave her own road to Dan’s healing. Determined to not leave a rock unturned, Shirley dives into learning everything she can about autism and treatments. She comes across the amazing story of Joseph, a spiritual healer who was severely autistic as a child. Joseph explains to her that autism is a language that most people don’t understand, and that parents are the autistic child’s primary healers and channels to the world. Autism Mom unfolds a riveting story on how to understand autism, speak its language, and truly communicate with the autistic child.

Kindle/Paperback

2013

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The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism

Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At nine he started working on an original theory in astrophysics that experts believe may someday put him in line for a Nobel Prize, and at age twelve he became a paid researcher in quantum physics. But the story of Kristine’s journey with Jake is all the more remarkable because his extraordinary mind was almost lost to autism. At age two, when Jake was diagnosed, Kristine was told he might never be able to tie his own shoes.
The Spark is a remarkable memoir of mother and son. Surrounded by “experts” at home and in special ed who tried to focus on Jake’s most basic skills and curtail his distracting interests—moving shadows on the wall, stars, plaid patterns on sofa fabric—Jake made no progress, withdrew more and more into his own world, and eventually stopped talking completely. Kristine knew in her heart that she had to make a change.

Kindle/Paperback

2014

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Asperger's From the Inside Out: A Supportive and Practical Guide for Anyone with Asperger's Syndrome

An intimate, engaging, and insightful guide to coping with Asperger's-from one of the condition's most passionate advocates.
Michael John Carley was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at thirty-six-when his young son received the same diagnosis. This fascinating book reveals his personal experience with the confusion and trauma associated with this condition-and offers insights into living an independent and productive life.

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2008

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Understanding Autism for Dummies

Autism affects more than 1 million children and adults in the United States, and parents may be confused by the behavior of autistic children. This book provides help-and hope-by explaining the differences between various types of autism and delivering the lowdown on behavioral, educational, medical, other interventions. Featuring inspiring autism success stories as well as a list of organizations where people who support those with autism can go for additional help, it offers practical advice on how to educate children as well as insights on helping people with autism use their strengths to maximize their potential in life.

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2006

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Seven Keys to Unlock Autism: Making Miracles in the Classroom

The acclaimed approach to helping children with autism, profiled in the award-winning documentary Autism: The Musical
This groundbreaking book outlines seven integrated keys for educators and parents to make meaningful connections with children on the autism spectrum. The book is based on the unique approach used by Elaine Hall and Diane Isaacs of The Miracle Project, a musical theater program for children with autism and their peers and siblings. The Miracle Project integrates traditional and creative therapies in an interactive, social dynamic. The book shows how to apply these effective strategies at school and at home to nurture kids' self-expression and social skills.

Kindle/Paperback

2011

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Following Ezra: What One Father Learned About Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love From His Extraordinary Son

A heartwarming, intimate and amusing memoir of a father's experience raising his autistic son. When Tom Fields-Meyer's son Ezra was three and showing early signs of autism, a therapist suggested that the father needed to grieve. "For what?" he asked. The answer: "For the child he didn't turn out to be."
That moment helped strengthen the author's resolve to do just the opposite: to love the child Ezra was, a quirky boy with a fascinating and complex mind. Full of tender moments and unexpected humor, Following Ezra is the story of a father and son on a ten-year journey from Ezra's diagnosis to the dawn of his adolescence. It celebrates his growth from a remote toddler to an extraordinary young man, connected in his own remarkable ways to the world around him.

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2011

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The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures: Autism Through Art

For many years Eileen Miller's daughter, Kim, was unable to verbalize her experiences and emotions, but she was able to communicate using a less conventional language: her art. The Girl who Spoke with Pictures tells the story of a young woman with autism, and how her enlightening drawings enabled her to share her view of the world.
Illustrated with drawings created by Kim between the ages of 3 and 17 years old, the book gives an insight into how Kim expressed her thoughts and feelings through pictures, revealing her capacity to learn and be understood by those around her. Reflecting on her daughter's artwork, the author explores the concept of art as a universal language that can transcend barriers and enhance the personal and educational experiences of those with autism.
This book provides a window into one autistic girl's experience of life and will be essential reading for teachers, parents, and anyone with an interest in autism

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October 15, 2008

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Behind the Pictures

By my own definition, ""Autism is where the 'randomness of life,' collides and clashes with an individual's need for sameness.""
The conflict of two cultures living side by side in the same household created a struggle to gain control over of the environment, the ensuing chaos deconstructed our family unit. There was so much more to the story of The Girl Who Spoke With Pictures, that I needed to write a companion book to more fully complete the setting of our family, our journey of autism and the strategies that we used for change.

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April 1, 2011

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Maybe Autism Is My Superpower

After seeing a superhero movie, Ben Blanchet, a thirteen-year-old boy who has autism, decided that maybe autism is his superpower. This book details a fascinating conversation between a mom and her son who has autism. Ben describes the unique ways he hears, sees, and thinks about the world around him. His amazing narrative of his special gifts will also have you wondering if autism is a superpower. The commentary throughout the book is by his Mom, Angela Blanchet.

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April 9, 2019

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The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders

The Verbal Behavior (VB) approach is a form of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), that is based on B.F. Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior and works particularly well with children with minimal or no speech abilities. In this book Dr. Mary Lynch Barbera draws on her own experiences as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and also as a parent of a child with autism to explain VB and how to use it.
This step-by-step guide provides an abundance of information about how to help children develop better language and speaking skills, and also explains how to teach non-vocal children to use sign language. An entire chapter focuses on ways to reduce problem behavior, and there is also useful information on teaching toileting and other important self-help skills, that would benefit any child.
This book will enable parents and professionals unfamiliar with the principles of ABA and VB to get started immediately using the Verbal Behavior approach to teach children with autism and related disorders

Kindle/Paperback

2007

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A Parents Guide to Vision In Autistic Spectrum Disorders

The visual world of autism Is often very different to that most people expect. They have difficulties with facial and expression recognition and In this book we detail how we stop the problem in seconds. They have problems with sensory timing and we explain how modifying visual timing and mapping can have so many effects that can change lives - in seconds!

Kindle/Paperback

2015

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A Beginner's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Essential Information for Parents and Professionals

This short introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone encountering Autism Spectrum Disorder for the first time. The book covers all of the essential information needed to ground an understanding of the condition and offers effective practical strategies for assisting children who are living with ASD. It advocates putting aside conventional thinking and considering things from a different perspective? the way that the child with ASD sees the world.

Kindle/Paperback

2011

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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.

Kindle/Paperback

2012

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The Autistic Spectrum: A Guide for Parents & Professionals

"Despite their disabilities, children and adults with these disorders can be helped to cope better with life if the nature of their problems is understood. This guide explains how people with autism experience the world, the reasons for their disturbed behaviour and resistance to change, why they need an organised, structured environment with a daily routine, and the changes that occur with increasing age. Ways of teaching basic skills, improving communication, developing potential abilities and enlarging social experience are fully described. Sound advice is offered on coping with stress within the family and information given on the various services, state and voluntary, that are available. The latest developments in the field have been included to make this the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to dealing with autism.
Lorna Wing's lucid, sensitive, practical advice will be valued not only by parents but also by the many interested professional groups including teachers, psycho

Paperback

1997

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism

Comprehensive and authoritative, Autism Spectrum Disorders explains all aspects of the condition, and is written for parents, educators, caregivers, and others looking for accurate information and expert insight. Newly updated to reflect the latest research, treatment methods, and DSM-V criteria

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2014

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My Autism Book: A Child's Guide to their Autism Spectrum Diagnosis

My Autism Book is a beautifully illustrated picture book that helps parents to explain an autism diagnosis to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way.
When a child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), parents often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to communicate the diagnosis to their child. This book is designed to be read with the child as a simple introduction to their diagnosis. Written by a doctor and a children's author, the book is tailored precisely to the needs and experiences of the child with ASD aged 5 and up. It explains what an autism diagnosis means and encourages an exploration of the child's likely strengths and differences using clear language that speaks directly to the child. The colourful pictures throughout show how the world looks from the child's perspective and the book ends with a summary checklist to encourage the child to record and discuss how autism affects them.

Kindle/Paperback

2013

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