In continuation with last week’s book suggestions for parents of children with learning disabilities and behavioral challenges, this week I have compiled a list of my recommendations for parents raising children on the autism spectrum as well as those diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. You can find more in the book recommendation series here.
According to the National Autistic Society, autism is defined as “a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.” Asperger syndrome, according to the same resource, is considered to be a form of autism.
We know that both diagnoses are much more complicated than what these definitions portray – with new information becoming available daily. Parents are often left wondering how best to connect with and meet their child’s needs.
These book suggestions are good starting places to give you insight into both these disorders.
8 Book Recommendations for Parents of Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome:
- Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin
- The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum by Temple Grandin
- Making Sense of Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Create the Brightest Future for Your Child with the Best Treatment Options by James Copland, M.D.
- Asperkid’s Launch Pad: Homes the Inspire Everyday Heros by Jeniifer Cook O’Toole
- Respecting Autism: The Rebecca School DIR Casebook for Parents and Professionals by Stanley I. Greenspan M.D., and Gil Tippy, PsyD
- Engaging Autism: Using the Floortime Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate and Think by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., and Serena Wieder
- Carly’s Voice: Breaking Through Autism by Arthur Fleischman
- The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen Year Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida
Do you have others that you’d add to this list?
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