Autism: Book and Website Resources

These books and websites will help you and your family learn more about autism and related disorders.

This list of resources was compiled in 2011.

Books

The Autism Mom's Survival Guide (For Dads, Too!) by Susan Senator. Author of Making Peace with Autism and mother of three Senator, whose oldest son has autism, returns with guidance and encouragement on how to feel happy and fulfilled while raising a child with autism.

Engaging Autism by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., and Serena Wieder, Ph.D. One of the world's leading child psychiatrists, the late Dr. Greenspan pioneered Floortime, a method that encourages two-way communication and social problem solving.

How to Talk to An Autistic Kid by Daniel Stefanski. A kid with autism himself, 14-year-old Daniel Stefanski offers insights on what makes children with autism tick, and how other kids can befriend them.

Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family's Triumph Over Autism by Catherine Maurice. The author describes her medical nightmare of false hopes after receiving daughter Anne-Marie's autism diagnosis -- and the intensive behavioral therapy that saved their family.

My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete. Actress and cofounder of the HollyRod Foundation (hollyrod.org), Robinson Peete, wrote the children's book with her 13-year-old daughter, Ryan, whose twin brother has autism.

Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin. A gifted animal scientist who has designed a third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States, Grandin tells her inspiring story (also portrayed in the award-winning HBO film, Temple Grandin).

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