Disabilities in social skills, communication skills, nonverbal communication, and repetitive behavior are all hallmarks of autism. Social awkwardness and a keen interest in a narrow range of subjects are hallmarks of Asperger syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. There are excellent books about autism that may be used to augment formal instruction, such as seeing a physician or seeking out a therapist who values and supports people’s neurodiversity.
You’ll find a collection of books below providing information about autism and neurodiversity, as well as memoirs and narratives written by people who have experienced autism themselves.
Uniquely Human (A Different Way of Seeing Autism)
Uniquely Human is widely regarded as a revolutionary work on autism. In its discussion of therapy, it does not indicate that the purpose is to “repair” anything, but rather to gain an understanding of it. When it comes to the signs and behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), author Barry M. Prizant has the answers. Those who want to get a better knowledge of autism from the perspective of a “seasoned and thoughtful practitioner in the area” should read this book, according to reviewers.
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew
Ellen Notbohm, a mother of three children with autism and ADHD, has a unique perspective as a writer. Parents, teachers, social workers, therapists, and doctors make up the bulk of her target audience, and she hopes to serve as a resource for them as they try to care for children with autism. A bigger conversation regarding social processing abilities, communication challenges, and the notion of a meaningful and self-sufficient and productive existence is also opened up by her remarks.
In Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, readers say it reminds them that we should “learn more than we teach” and “note the things we wish we’d known.”
Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
One of the book’s main purposes is to address one question: what is autism? Is it possible that there are more than one ways to solve this problem? Along with the fundamentals, he delves into our country’s history of autism and the reasons for the dramatic increase in diagnoses over the previous decade. Now he discusses the notion of neurodiversity as a natural variety in the human DNA, rather than a fault in nature.
An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn
Your Child with Autism Needs an Early Start in Life. the type of cutting-edge research that parents may need to help their children through the early stages of development is simplified and explained It’s all broken down into a series of engaging activities designed to help children play, acquire language, and connect with others, all under the guidance of Drs. Geraldine Dawson and Laurie Vismara. In the American Journal of Nursing, this book was selected “Book of the Year.”
The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome
Asperger’s syndrome sufferers may rely on Tony Attwood’s comprehensive guide and guidebook. As a result of the book’s combination of research and personal tales, it is both authoritative and approachable. It covers a wide range of issues, including possible symptoms, diagnosis, language development, social interaction, bullying, and on-going mental health. It’s a fascinating read.. It also discusses the importance of developing one’s senses, hand-eye coordination, and other transferable abilities.
Seven Keys to Unlock Autism: Making Miracles in the Classroom
In the book, “Seven Keys to Unlock Autism,” the author provides advice on how to best care for children with autism. Authors Diane Issacs and Elaine Hall wish to impart seven “keys” or stages for you to connect with your kid, whether you’re a parent, sibling, caregiver, or educator.
Using a puzzle-like approach, it shows readers how to put together symptoms and behaviors in order to get the most out of their experience with autism. Autism: The Musical, an award-winning HBO documentary, was based on this book and aired in 2008.
Connecting With the Autism Spectrum: How to Talk, How to Listen, And Why You Shouldn’t Call it High-Functioning
The Autism Spectrum helps neurodiverse persons connect with neurotypical people. It’s all about making every encounter relevant and satisfying for both sides. Casey Vormer, an author, artist, and advocate for people with autism, explains the importance of active listening, encouraging others, and avoiding misconceptions.
On top of the fact that the label “high functioning autism” is inaccurate, he teaches us how to notice our own prejudices and rectify them.
In a Different Key: The Story of Autism
In a Different Key: The Story of Autism was a nominee for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. This book tells the story of autism through the eyes of those who have fought for their civil rights, advocacy, and societal progress. There are numerous accounts in this book on the journey of this frequently misunderstood ailment. Because they don’t want readers to be condemned to repeating history’s mistakes, authors John Donvan and Caren Zucker aren’t afraid to tell the truth about its sad past.
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
As a first-person account of a thirteen-year-old autistic boy’s thoughts and feelings, The Reason I Jump is unlike any other book you’ve ever read. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects the way people think, feel, and act in the world.
An autistic person’s behaviors and mannerisms are explained by author Naoki Higashida in his new book. The reason he jumps, he says, is “It’s like my sentiments are going up into the sky when I leap.”
Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism
A scientist and an autistic person, Temple Grandin has a unique perspective on the world. “Thought patterns,” as she calls them in the book, are used as a basis for comparison between her own and other people’s thoughts. Along with sharing her own experiences, she also discusses the latest breakthroughs in autism research, genetic testing, and diagnostic criteria.
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s
This John Elder Robison memoir has been described as “sweet, hilarious, heartbreaking, and honest” by readers. In Look Me in the Eye, Asperger’s syndrome is depicted in a sincere manner. Having been diagnosed later in life, Robison was able to reflect back on his life with a fresh perspective. To aid others on their journey with Asperger’s or in their efforts to comprehend someone else, he has written a book that he hopes will serve as a guide.