If you visit amazon.com and search for books on autism, you will get a list of over 1,000 titles. Though I’m sure that some of these are just different editions of the same title, this is still a lot of books. There are also many good lists of autism related books available on other sites, such as the Autistic Authors Booklist and Facts at autistics.org.
These books run the range of topics, from personal stories of autistics, stories from parents about their experiences dealing with autism, and detailed research about autism.None of us can hope to read them all, and none of us are really interested in reading them all. What we are interested in, however, is finding the right book about the right topic that we want to know more about. I have read quite a few books on autism that I can recommend and will be posting them here, along with reviews as time permits.
If you have read a book that you think is useful and would like to write a review to post here, please let me know. By the same token, if you’ve read a book that you think is a complete waste of time, let me know that as well so we can let folks know what not to read. Contact me at autismforparents AT gmail, or leave a comment on this page.
- Some Kind of Genius : The Extraordinary Journey of Musical Savant Tony DeBlois by Janice DeBlois, Antonia Felix