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Louder than Words: a Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism
Jenny McCarthy
Beginning with her son’s diagnosis and on through his treatment, Jenny McCarthy chronicles the complex world of autism, where she is forced to sharpen her investigatory skills in a search for answers. 

 

Right from the Start: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism
Sandra Harris
A guide for parents of young children (18 months-5 years) with autism.  Explores programs that use Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention, including information on the benefits of treatment and types of instruction, as well as many other details to consider.

 

Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant: a Memoir
Daniel Tammet
A personal account by a 27 year old man with Asperger’s Syndrome who is an autistic savant.  He traces his life from difficult childhood and teen years through productive adulthood.

 

Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism
Roy Richard Grinker
This book follows the history of autism, as well as exploring the experiences of parents of autistic children, of which Grinker is one.

 

The Only Boy in the World: a Father Explores the Mysteries of Autism
Michael Blastland
Tells the story of the author’s 10 year old autistic son, by questioning what it is like for the boy to exist in a world void of imagination and humor.

 

 

Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons and the Quest to Unlock the Hipen World of Autism
Portia Iversen
This inspirational, riveting memoir follows a mother's quest to understand and communicate with her severely autistic child.

 

Does My Child Have Autism? A Parent's Guide to Early Detection and Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Wendy Stone
A guide for parents on what to look for in 24 month olds and even younger, and what to do next if you suspect a problem.

 

Could It Be Autism? A Parent's Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps
Nancy Wiseman
A parents’ guide to symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options written by the mother of an autistic child.

Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism
Kamran Nazeer
The author attended a New York City school for autistic children in the early 1980’s.  His examination of autism is framed by his discussions with former classmates and school staff, as well as his own experiences.

 

 

A Wild Ride Up the Cupboards: a Novel
Ann Bauer
The story of a family and how they deal with one child’s supen, mysterious illness. (Fiction)

 

 

Daniel Isn’t Talking
Marti Leimbach
An American woman living in England has her life upended when her son is diagnosed with autism, but she is determined to find him the best treatment possible. (Fiction)