Autism Library


(Updated October 2010)

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General Autism Books
1. The Source for Autism. Gail Richard. Linguisystems, Inc. 1997 (2 copies)
2. A Work in Progress. Leaf & McEachin, Eds. Autism Partnership 1999.
3. Teaching Developmentally Disabled Children-The ME Book. O. Ivar Lovaas. Pro-Ed., Inc. 1981
4. Breakthroughs: How to Reach Students with Autism: A Hands-on, How-to Manual for Teachers and Parents. Karen Sewell. Attainment Co., Inc.1998.
5. Practical Ideas that Really Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. McConnell & Ryser. Pro-Ed., Inc. 2000.
6. Meeting the Needs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Jordan & Jones. David Fulton Publishers. 1999.
7. **Autism: Handle with Care. Gillingham. Future Horizons, Inc. 1995.
8. **Autism Primer. Autism Society of Illinois (2 copies).
9. **Children Apart. Lorna Wing. Autism Society of America Publication.
10. **How They Grow. National Society for Autistic Children.
11. **Autistic Adults at Bittersweet Farms. Giddan & Giddan. Haworth Press 1991.
12. Educating Children with Autism. National Research Council National Academy Press. 2001.
13. One-on-One: Working with Low Functioning Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities by Chessman. IEP Resources 1999.
14. **Autism-Professional Perspective and Practice. Ellis. Chapman & Hall Publishers. 1990.
15. Autism-PDD-Creative Ideas During the School Years. Janice Adams. Adams Publications 1993.
16. Autism-PDD-More Creative Ideas from Age 8-Early Adulthood. Janice Adams. Adams Publications. 1997. (2 copies)
17. Inclusive Programming for Middle School Students with Autism/Asperger Syndrome. Sheila Wagner. Future Horizons, Inc. 2002.
18. **Preschool Issues in Autism Schopler, Van Bourgondien & Bristol. Plenum Press. 1993.
19. **Fragile X Syndrome-A Handbook for Families and Educators. Elwyn. 1988.
20. Autism: Information & Resources for Professionals and Parents. Richard L. Simpson & Paul Zionts. Pro-Ed. 2000.
21. Hands on Activities for Exceptional Students: Educational Activities for Students with Cognitive Delays. Beverly Thorne. Peytral Publications, Inc. 2001.
22. Autism Spectrum Disorders from A to Z-Assessment, Diagnosis...& More! Barbara T. Doyle & Emily Doyle Iland. Future Horizons, Inc. 2004.
23. Life Lists for Teens--Tips, Steps Hints and How-To's for Growing Up, Getting Along, Learning, and Having Fun. Pamela Espeland. Free Spirit Publishing. 2003.
24. Power Cards-Using Special Interests to Motivate Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome and Autism. Elisa Gagnon. Autism Asperger Publishing Co. 2001.
25. **Activities for Developing Pre-Skill Concepts in Children with Autism. Tony Flowers. Pro-Ed. 1987.
26. **Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum-A Parents Guide to the Cognitive, Social, Physical and Transition Needs of Teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Chantal Sicile-Kira. Berkley Publishing Co. 2006.
27. Engaging Autism-Using the Floortime Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think. Stanley I. Greenspan & Serena Wieder. DaCapo Lifelong Books. 2006.
28. Listen, Look, and Do!-Great Activities for Learning to Follow Directions. Sherrill B. Flora. Key Education Publishing Co. 2005.
29. The Child with Special Needs-Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth. Stanley I. Greenspan & Serena Wieder. DaCapo Press-Lifelong Books. 1998.

30.  Career Training and Personal Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Vicki Lundine and Catherine Smith.  Jessica Kingsley Publishers.  2006.

Asperger Syndrome / High Functioning Autism

1. This is Asperger Syndrome. Gognon & Myles. Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 1999.
2. Asperger's...What Does It Mean To Me?-A Workbook Explaining Self-Awareness and Life Lessons to the Child or Youth with High Functioning Autism or Aspergers. Catherine Faherty. Future Horizons, Inc. 2000.
3. Asperger's Syndrome--A Guide for Parents & Professionals. Tony Attwood.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 1998.
4. Higher Functioning Adolescents and Youth with Autism- A Teacher's Guide. Fullerton, Stratton, Coyne and Gray. Pro-Ed., Inc. 1996.
5. Asperger's Syndrome--A Guide for Educators and Parents. Myles & Simpson. Pro-Ed., Inc. 1998.
6. Asperger Syndrome & Difficult Moments--Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage & Meltdowns. Brenda Smith Myles & Jack Southwick. Autism-Asperger Publishing Co. 1999.
7. Asperger's Huh?A Child's Perspective. Rosina G. Schnurr. Future Horizons. 1999.
8. Autism-Asperger's & Sexuality-Puberty & Beyond. Jerry & Mary Newport. Future Horizons. Inc. 2002. (2 copies)
9. Navigating the Social World- A curriculum for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders. Jeanette McAfee. Future Horizons, Inc. 2002.
10. Asperger Syndrome & Adolescence-Practical Solutions for School Success. Brenda Smith Myles & Diane Adreon. Autism-Asperger Publishing Co. 2001.
11. Asperger Syndrome & Sensory Issues-Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World. Brenda Smith Myles, Katherine Tapscott Cook, Nancy Miller, Louann Rinner & Lisa Robbins. Autism-Asperger Publishing Co. 2000.
12. Asperger's Syndrome in Young Children-A Developmental Guide for Parents and Professionals. Laurie Leventhal-Belfer & Cassandra Coe. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2004.
13. Right Address...Wrong Planet-Children with Asperger Syndrome Becoming Adults. Gena P. Barnhill. Autism Asperger Publishing Company. 2002.
14. Asperger Syndrome-What Teachers Need to Know. Matt Winter. Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2003.
15. Developing Talents-Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. Temple Grandin & Kate Duffy. Autism Asperger Publishing Company. 2004. (2 copies)
16. Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook-An Employment Workbook for Adults with Asperger Syndrome. Roger N. Meyer. Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2001.
17. Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges for Children with Asperger Syndrome. Hayley Morgan Myles. Autism Asperger Publishing Co. 2002.
18. Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger's, Tourette's, Bipolar, and More! Martin L. Kutscher, M.D. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2005.
19. The Asperger's Answer Book-The Top 300 Questions Parents Ask. Susan Ashley. Sourcebooks, Inc. 2007.
20.  Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger Syndrome.  Dr. Jed Baker, PdD.  Future Horizons. 2006


Visual Strategies

1. Activity Schedules for Children with Autism--Teaching Independent
Behavior. McClannahan & Krantz. Woodbine House. 1999.
2. Making Visual Supports Work in the Home and Community: Strategies
for Individuals with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Savner & Myles. Autism Asperger Publishing Co. 2000
3. .Visual Strategies for Improving Communication--Practical Supports for the Home. Linda A. Hodgdon. Quirk Roberts Publishing. 1995.
4. How Do I Teach This Kid? Visual Work Tasks for Beginning Learners on the Autism Spectrum. Kimberly A. Henry. Future Horizons. 2005
5. Tasks Galore. Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell & Kathy Hearsey. Tasks Galore. 2003 (4 copies).
6. Tasks Galore for the Real World. Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell & Kathy Hearsy Tasks Galore. 2004. (4 copies).
7. Tasks Galore-Making Groups Meaningful. Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell & Kathy Hearsy. Tasks Galore. 2005. (4 copies)

Family-Sibling Issues

1. Siblings of Children with Autism--A Guide for Families. Sandra L. Harris. Woodbine House. 1994.
2. Crossing Bridges: A Parent's Perspective on Coping After a Child is Diagnosed
with Autism/PDD. Satkiewicz-Gayhardt, Peerenboom & Campbell. Phat Art 4 Publishing. 2000.
3. **Rebuilding Your Dream--Family Life with a Disabled Child. Rhonda Krahl. University of Iowa Publication Dept.
4. **Having a Brother Like David. Minneapolis Children's Medical Center. 1985.
5. **A Parent's Guide to Autism. Hart. Pocket Books. 1993.
6. Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism & Related Disorders-A Comprehensive Guide for Parents & Teachers. Maria Wheeler. Future Horizons, Inc. 1998. (3 copies)
7. Taking Care of Myself-A Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism. Mary Wrobel. Future Horizons, Inc. 2003.
8. Everybody is Different-A Book for Young People who have Brothers or Sisters with Autism. Fiona Bleach. National Autistic Society. 2001.
9. Ian's Walk-A Story about Autism. Laurie Lears. Whitman & Co. 1998
10. If You've Ever Wanted to Crawl in the Closet with an Oreo...Tips for Parenting a Child with Special Needs. Martha Kate Downey. Books by MK. 2003.
11. **Russell is Extra Special-A Book about Autism for Children. Charles A. Amenta III. Magination Press. 1992.
12. **Joey and Sam. Ilana Katz & Edward Ritvo. Real Life Storybooks. 1993.
13. **Toilet Training the Retarded-A Rapid Program for Day and Nighttime Independent Toileting. Richard M. Foxx & Nathan H. Azrin. Research Press. 1973.
14. **Autism...A Family Affair-A Curriculum for Use with Siblings of Special Needs Children. Minneapolis Children's Medical Center. 1985.
15. **Children with Autism-A Parent's Guide. Powers. Woodbine House 1989.
16. ***Running with Walker-A Memoir Robert Hughes. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2003.

17.  The Feelings Book: The Care and Keeping of Your Emotions.  Dr. Lynda Madison. American Girl Publishing. 2002.
18.  The Care and Keeping of You.  Lee Schafer.  American Girl Publishing.  1998.


Sensory Issues

1. The Out-of-Sync Child--Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction. Carol Stock Kranowitz. Skylight Press. 1998.
2. The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun--Activities for Kids with Sensory Integration Dysfunction. Carol Stock Kranowitz. Berkely Publishing Group. 2003.
3. When My Autism Gets Too Big--A Relaxation Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kari Dunn Buron. Autism Asperger Publishing Co. 2003.
4. Unlocking the Mysteries of Sensory Dysfunction--A Resource for Anyone who Works with, or Lives with, a Child with Sensory Issues. Elizabeth Anderson & Pauline Emmons. Future Horizons, Inc. 2004.
5. Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration-Therapy for Children with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Ellen Yack,Paula Aquilla & Shirley Sutton. Sensory Resources. 2002.

6.  Drive Thru Menu.  Tere Brown-Irish, OTR/L.  Therapro, Inc.  2004.

Behavior Intervention

1. Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism. Maurice, Green & Luce. Pro-Ed., Inc. 1996. (4 copies)
2. Right from the Start-Behavior Intervention for Young Children. Harris & Weiss. Woodbine House. 1998.
3. The Explosive Child. Ross W. Greene. Harper-Collins. 1998, 2001. (2 copies)
4. Functional Assessment and Program Development for Problem Behavior-A Practical Approach. O'Neill, Horner, Albin, Sprague, Storey & Newtron. Brooks/Cole Publishing. Co. 1997.
5. A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism. Fose & Wheeler. Future Horizons, Inc. 1997.
6. Solving Behavior Problems in Autism: Improving Communication with Visual Strategies. Linda Hogdon. Quirk Roberts Publishing. 1999.
7. Beyond Functional Assessment-A Social-Cognitive Approach to the Evaluation of Behavior Problems in Children and Youth. Joseph Kaplan. Pro-Ed, Inc. 2000.
8. **Helping Children with Autism Manage their Behavior. Dalrymple. Indiana University Developmental Training Center.
9. Increasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Retardation & Autism. Richard M. Foxx. Research Press. 1982
10. Decreasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Retardation & Autism. Richard M. Foxx. Research Press. 1982.
11. What Do I Do About Hitting?!--Understanding and Learning to Manage Childhood Rage, Anger and Frustration. Martha Kate Downey. Books by MK. 2003.
12. Addressing the Behavior of Children with High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom-A Guide for Teachers and Parents. Rebecca A. Moyes. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2002.
13. The Incredible 5-Point Scale-Assisting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling their Emotional Responses. Kari Dunn Buron & Mitzi Curtis. Autism Asperger Publishing Co. 2003.
14. The How Rude! Handbook of School Manners for Teens-Civility in the Halls. Alex. J. Packer. Free Spirit Publishing. 2004.
15. Functional Behavior Assessment for People with Autism. Beth A. Glasberg. Woodbine House. 2005.

16.  No More Meltdowns.  Dr. Jed Baker, PhD. Future Horizons.  2008

Leisure Activities-Community-Play

1. Developing Leisure Time Skills for Persons with Autism-A Practical
Approach for Home, School and Community by Coyne, Nyberg & Vandenberg. Future Horizons, Inc. 1999.
2. Going Out & About-A Community Based Educational Program. Daniels & Schaper. Mayer-Johnson, Inc. 1998. (2 copies)
3. **Autism and Life in the Community. Smith. Brooks Pub. 1990
4. Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum-The Art of Guiding Children's Socialization and Imagination. Pamela J. Wolfberg. Autism Asperger Publishing Co. 2003. (2 copies)



1. Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD. William Shaw. The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. 2002.
2. ***A Guide to Scientific Nutrition for Autism and Related Disorders. Kirkman  Laboratories. Spring 2002.
3. ***Evidence of Harm-Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical
Controversy. David Kirby. St. Martin's Press. 2005.

Communication-Language-Social Skills

1. PECS (The Picture Exchange Communication System) Training Manual. Frost & Bondy. Pyramid Publishing Consultants, Inc.
2. Quick & Easy-Ideas & Materials to Help the Non-Verbal Child "Talk" at Home. Rouse, Carolyn & Katera. Mayer-Johnson Co. 1997.
3. Interactive Augmentative Communication Program.
Hough, Lubetsky, Taylor & Tarquino. Mayer-Johnson Co. 1994.
4. The New Social Story Book-Illustrated Edition Revisions by Carol Gray
Future Horizons, Inc. 2000.
5. Social Skills Stories: Functional Picture Stories for Readers and
Nonreaders K-12. Johnson & Susnik. Mayer-Johnson, Inc. 1995.
6. Scripting: Social Communication for Adolescents. Mayo & Waldo.
Thinking Publications. 1994 (2nd ed.)
7. Teach Me Language-A Language Manual for Children with Autism, Asperger's
Syndrome and Related Developmental Disorders. Freeman & Dake. SKF Books. 1996.
8. Writing Social Stories with Carol Gray 2 Video Set with Accompanying
Workbook. Future Horizons, Inc. 2000.
9. **Teaching Children with Autism-Strategies to Enhance Communication
and Socialization. Kathleen Ann Quill. Delmar Publishers Inc. 1995.
10. The Social Skills Picture Book-Teaching Play, Emotion and Communication to Children with Autism. Jed baker. Future Horizons, Inc. 2001.
11. How Do I Feel?-An Interactive Reading Book of Emotions. Joan Green. Greenhouse Publications. 2000.
12. Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom-A Guide for Teachers and
Parents of Children with High Functioning Autism & Asperger Syndrome.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2001.
13. What's Next?-Preparing the Student with Autism or Other Developmental
Disabilities for Success in the Community. Carol Gray-Jenison Public
Schools. Future Horizons, Inc. 1992.
14. Autism & PDD-Intermediate Social Skills Lessons Series: Special Events & Activities--Middle School--Healthy Habits-Communication--Controlling Behavior
Pam Britton Reese & Nena C. Challenner. LinguiSystems.
15. Autism and Play. Beyer & Gammeltoft. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 1998.
16. Do-Watch-Listen-Say--Social Communication Interventions for Children & Adults. Kathleen Ann Quill. Brookes Publishing Co. 2000.
17. Comic Strip Conversations. Carol Gray. Jenison Public Schools
18. My Social Stories Book. Carol Gray & Abbie Leigh White. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2002
19. Thinking, Feeling, Behavior--An Emotional Education Curriculum for Children Grades 1-6. Ann Vernon. Research Press. 1989.
20. Thinking, Feeling, Behavior--An Emotional Education Curriculum for Children Grades 7-12. Ann Vernon. Research Press. 1989.
21. What Did You Say? What Did You Mean?-An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors. Jude Welton . Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2004.
22. Autism/Aspergers: Solving the Relationship Puzzle-A New Developmental Program That Opens the Door to Lifelong Social & Emotional Growth. Steven E. Gutstein. Future Horizons, Inc. 2000.
23. Social Skills Training-For Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems. Jed. E. Baker. Autism Asperger Publishing Co. 2003.
24. **Autism and Attachment-An Attachment-Based Intervention Guide for Children with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Minneapolis Children's Medical Center. 1987.
25. Assessing and Developing Communication and Thinking Skills in People with Autism and Communication Difficulties. Kate Silver. Jessica Kingsley Publish. 2005.
26. Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships-Decoding Social Mysteries through the Unique Perspectives of Autism. Grandin & Barron. Future Horizons, Inc. 2005.
27. Teaching Conversation to Children with Autism-Scripts and Script Fading. McClannahan & Krantz. Woodbine House. 2005.
28. Fitting In & Having Fun-Social Skills Training Video Series-Volumes 1 & 2 (Note-Vol. 2 is Middle School oriented)
29. My School Day-Social Skills CD (Classroom Behavior, Peer Interaction, Rules & Rituals & Social Emotions)
30. The Hidden Curriculum-Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations. Myles, Trautman & Schelvan. Autism Asperger Publishing Co. 2004.
31. Super Skills-A Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and Related Challenges. Judith Coucouvanis. Autism Asperger Publishing Co. 2005.
32. Let's Talk Emotions-Helping Children with Social Cognitive Deficits, Including AS, HFA, and NVLD, Learn to Understand and Express Empathy and Emotions. Teresa Cardon. Autism Asperger Publishing Co. 2004.
33. Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children-Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD. Steven Gutstein & Rachelle Sheely. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2002.
34. Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Adults-Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD. Steven Gutstein & Rachelle Sheely. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2002.



1. **Impact--A Functional Curriculum for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities. Neel & Billinsley. Brooks Publishing Co. 1989.
2. **A Curriculum for Educating Autistic Students Volume I. Iowa Dep't of Education-Bureau of Special Education. 1986.
3. ASTEP-2 (Autism Screening Instrument for Educational Planning) (2nd edition) Krug, Arick & Almond. Pro-Ed, Inc.
4. ASDS-Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale. Myles, Bock & Simpson Pro-Ed. 2001
5. The Syracuse Community-Referenced Curriculum Guide for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities. Ford, Schnorr, Meyer, Davern, Black & Dempsey. Brooks Publishing Co., Inc. 1989.
6. The Assessment of Basic Language & Learning Skills (The ABBLS) Partington & Sondberg. Behavior Analysis, Inc. 1998
7. The SCERTS Model-Enhancing Communication and Socioemotional Abilities of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Barry Prizant. 3 Video Set.


Books Written by Individuals with Autism

1. **Emergence: Labeled Autistic. Temple Grandin. Warner Books Edition 1986.
2. **Thinking in Pictures. Temple Grandin. First Vintage Books. 1995.
3. **Soon Will Come the Light. Thomas McKean. Future Education, Inc. 1994.
4. **Nobody, Nowhere. Donna Williams. Times Books. 1992.
5. **Silent Words-A Biography. Margaret Eastham. Oliver-Pate. 1990.
6. Songs of the Gorilla Nation-My Journey Through Autism. Dawn Prince-Hughes. Three Rivers Press. 2004.
7. Animals in Translation-Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior. Temple Grandin. Scribner. 2005.

8.  The Way I See It.  Temple Grandin.  Future Horizon.  2008.


Books in Spanish

1. Los Trastornos del Espectro de Autismo-Toda La Informacion que Quiere. Barbara T. Doyle & Emily Doyle Iland. Published by Emily Doyle Iland. 2005.

Other Topics

1. Creating a Win-Win IEP for Students with Autism. Fouse. Future Horizons, Inc. 1996.
2. Reading Too Soon-How to Understand ands Help the Hyperlexic Child.Susan Martins Miller. Center for Speech & Language Disorders 1993. (2 copies)
3. How To Be a Para Pro. Diane Twachtman-Cullen. Starfish Specialty Press 2000.
4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Mark Haddon. Vintage Books. 2003.
5. Different Like Me-My Book of Autism Heroes. Jennifer Elder. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2006.
6. Taking Autism to School. Andreanna Edwards. JayJo Books, L.L.C. 2001.


Journals, Magazines etc. (various volumes)

1. **The Autism Spectrum Quarterly formerly titled:The Morning News and The Jenison Autism Journal
2. **Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
3. **Autism Research Review International
4. **Autism-Asperger's Digest Magazine
5. **Focus on Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities


Unless otherwise noted, all the books listed are the property of the SEDOM Autism Library. Please e-mail Judy Sijersen at  for availability and check out.

**/***  These materials are the personal property of SEDOM staff and on loan to the SEDOM Autism Library