books about autism

Parents Guide: 7 Best Books About Autism

In this guide, we’re exploring pathways to empathy, knowledge, and support through books about autism. From the heartfelt narratives written by teenagers to insightful guides on counseling children, each book is a beacon of understanding in the often murky waters of autism awareness.

Whether you’re looking to deepen your understanding, seeking guidance on supporting a loved one, or are curious about the diverse experiences of those on the autism spectrum, there’s something here for everyone. Let’s turn the page and begin this enlightening journey together.

1. How to Counsel Children with Autism

Books About Autism"The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism" by Bill Nason
  • “The Autism Discussion Page on the core challenges of autism” by Bill Nason: This book offers practical solutions and strategies for communicating and counseling children with autism, focusing on their unique needs and perspectives.

2. Helping Children Understand Siblings with Autism

"My Brother Charlie" by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete
  • “My Brother Charlie” by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete: A heartwarming story told from a sibling’s perspective, helping children understand and empathize with a brother who has autism.

3. Broad Autism Understanding

"How to End the Autism Epidemic" by J.B. Handley
  • “How to End the Autism Epidemic” by J.B. Handley: Though somewhat controversial, this book offers a perspective on the causes of autism and advocates for changes in the medical community.

4. Books Written by Teens with Autism

book I Am in Here The Journey of a Child with Autism Who Cannot Speak but Finds Her Voice by Elizabeth M Bonker and Virginia G Breen
  • “I Am in Here: The Journey of a Child with Autism Who Cannot Speak but Finds Her Voice” by Elizabeth M. Bonker and Virginia G. Breen: A collection of poems written by a teen with autism, providing an insightful glimpse into her world.

5. Incorporating Visuals into Chapter Books for Students with Autism

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin" by Julia Finley Mosca
  • “The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin” by Julia Finley Mosca: This book is an excellent example of using visuals and engaging narratives to make chapter books about autism more accessible for students with autism.

More Books About Autism

“The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism” by Naoki Higashida: Offers unique insights into the mind of a young person with autism.

“Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew” by Ellen Notbohm: A guide for parents to understand the world from the perspective of a child with autism.

Tips for Selecting Books:

  • Relevance to the Reader: Choose books that are relevant to the specific age and comprehension level of the reader.
  • Diverse Perspectives: Include books about autism written by individuals with autism to offer first-hand experiences and insights.
  • Educational Value: Look for books that provide practical advice and strategies for supporting children with autism.

This guide is a starting point, and I recommend exploring further to find books about autism that specifically meet your needs and interests. Remember, each child with autism is unique, and what works for one might not work for another. Therefore, a diverse range of books is beneficial.


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