Books for Children
Zane the zebra learns about his stripes and how each one, including his “autism stripe,” makes him who he is.
Zak has autism. He describes his love of watches and how he feels his senses a little different than other kids. This is a good book for children with autism to share with friends, siblings or teachers.
This story features Cameron, a young African-American girl with autism, who is getting ready to attend kindergarten. This story follows how she and her family get ready for her transition.
This book was written by Dana and her children. Her son Drayden has autism. In the book, his siblings share what it’s like to have a sibling with autism.
The book is written by actress Holly Robinson Peete and her daughter Ryan. It’s about a boy who has autism, like Holly’s son. Charlie’s big sister says Charlie’s “brain works in a special way,” and then she explains all the wonderful ways he is different.
The book is about Nathan, and he explains how his autism superpowers affect him and how his friends and family can help him. This was written to help families with children on the spectrum by a mom who is a physical therapist.
Books for Teens and Adults
The book provides everyday strategies for your young child with autism. It’s used in the Fraser Early Beginnings program.
Naoki Higashida, a thirteen-year-old boy with autism, answers questions about how his mind works and why he does things like jump or flap his hands.
The book explains why your child might be having behaviors and how to address these effectively.
The book teaches strategies for dealing with certain behaviors and how to encourage emotional and cognitive development.
This book is a follow-up to “The Reason I Jump,” which Naoki wrote when he was a 13-year-old boy with autism and a nonvocal communicator. This book is from his perspective as a young man, as he navigates family relationships, the difficulties of speech and travel. Naoki hopes to give people a better understanding of what it’s like to live with autism.
This is the first book in a series featuring Clover Donovan, a brilliant sixteen-year-old girl with autism. A virus has wiped out much of the world’s population. The Company brought a life-saving vaccine back from the future, and they now control food and supplies and try to prevent future crimes from occurring. Clover wants to study at the Waverly-Stead Academy, and her brother West has done everything he can to help. But when she refused to give up her service dog, she finds herself drafted into the Time Mariners, a Company team that gathers news about the future.
This is a novel written by the students of Limpsfield Grange, a school for girls who are on the autism spectrum. It’s told from the perspective of M, a teenage girl with autism. The book “draws on real-life experiences to create a heartfelt and humorous novel that captures the highs and lows of being different in a world of normal.”
The book is a collection of poetry, essays, fiction, drawings, photography and paintings, all collected from Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) with autism from 7 different countries. It features 61 writers and artists and speaking on issues of marginality, intersectionality and liberation.
In 1995, Dr. Temple Grandin published this book, which was a groundbreaking look at autism from the perspective of Grandin, a woman with autism and a scientist. For the new edition, Grandin included new criteria, updated tips and information about working children and teens with autism.
The book explains why your child might be having behaviors and how to address these effectively. The book teaches strategies for dealing with certain behaviors and how to encourage emotional and cognitive development.