Non-Fiction Books about Autism Spectrum Disorder 

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Book cover for The Out-of-Sync Child

The Out-of-Sync Child

by Carol Stock Kranowitz

The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)--and presents a drug-free approach that offers hope for parents--now revised and updated.

Book cover for The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up by Carol Stock Kranowitz

The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up

by Carol Stock Kranowitz

The long-awaited follow-up to the million-copy bestseller The Out-of-Sync Child, presenting information and advice for tweens, teens, and young adults living with Sensory Processing Disorder, and their parents.

Book cover for A Parent's Guide to Autism by Ron Sandison

A Parent's Guide to Autism

by Ron Sandison

Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book describes ten characteristics that help illuminate—not define—children with autism.

Book cover for Preparing for Life by Jed Baker

Preparing for Life

by Jed Baker

Typically, ASD high school graduates are unprepared for the transition to independence. Early, ongoing training in the social skills crucial to establishing successful adult relationships―in college, vocational school, residential living, or on the job―can help. Preparing for Life guides readers through the legal, financial, educational, vocational, and community resources available after graduation. 

Book cover for Pretending to Be Normal by Ron Sandison

Pretending To Be Normal

by Ron Sandison

Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999. Bringing her story up to date, including her diagnosis as an adult, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, this expanded edition will continue to entertain (and inform) all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life `pretending to be normal'.

Book cover for Raising Cubby by John Elder Robison

Raising Cubby

by John Elder Robison

The slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad’s relationship with his equally offbeat son—complete with fast cars, tall tales, homemade explosives, and a whole lot of fun and trouble. 

Book cover for The Sensory Child Gets Organised by Carolyn Dalgliesh

The Sensory Child Gets Organised

by Carolyn Dalgliesh

The only book that teaches the parents of “sensory” kids how to organize and empower their children for greater success at home, at school, and in life.

Silver Winner, National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA)—Parenting Resources

Gold Honoree, Mom’s Choice Awards—Parenting–Special and Exceptional Needs

 

Book cover for Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome by Luke Jackson

Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome

by Luke Jackson

The only book that teaches the parents of “sensory” kids how to organize and empower their children for greater success at home, at school, and in life.

Silver Winner, National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA)—Parenting Resources

Gold Honoree, Mom’s Choice Awards—Parenting–Special and Exceptional Needs

Book cover for Silent Running: Our Journey to the Finish Line with Autism by Robin Schneider

Silent Running: Our Journey to the Finish Line with Autism

by Robin Schneider 

Running is a way of life for the Schneider family, but for them, it’s about much more than fitness and competition. Silent Running: Our Family’s Journey to the Finish Line with Autism is the story of how running saved their lives. 

Book cover for The Social Skills Picture Book by Jed Baker, PhD

The Social Skills Picture Book

by Jed Baker, Ph.D.

This picture book appeals to the visual strengths of students on the autism spectrum, with color photos of students demonstrating various social skills in the correct (and sometimes incorrect) way. The skills depicted are meant to be read, role-played, corrected when necessary, role-played some more and, finally, to be practiced by the student in real-life social situations. 

Book cover for The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond

The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond

by Jed Baker, Ph.D.

This picture book appeals to the visual strengths of students on the autism spectrum, with color photos of students demonstrating various social skills in the correct (and sometimes incorrect) way. The skills depicted are meant to be read, role-played, corrected when necessary, role-played some more and, finally, to be practiced by the student in real-life social situations. 

Book cover for Social Thinking at Work by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke

Social Thinking at Work

by Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke

From Silicon Valley to Wall Street . . . Introducing a Guidebook for Understanding and Navigating the Social Complexities of the Workplace. 
In this groundbreaking book, Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke describe the inner workings of the social mind in the workplace and decode the hidden rules of the social world by explaining how we think about our own, as well as other people's thoughts and emotions. 

Book cover for Smile and Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today's Wired by Kirt Manecke

Smile and Succeed for Teens: Must-Know People Skills for Today’s Wired

by Kirt Manecke

Is your teen prepared for the real world of personal communication? Set your kids up to succeed with the lost art of social and job skills.

Book cover for Social Skills for Teens: The Teaching Guide for Smile and Succeed for Teens by Kirt Manecke

Social Skills for Teens: The Teaching Guide for Smile & Succeed for Teens

by Kirt Manecke

Perfect for transition and for teaching all students career, social and emotional skills. This information-packed teaching guide is designed to be used alongside the book Smile & Succeed for Teens.

Book cover for Special People, Special Ways by Arlene Maguire

Special People, Special Ways

by Arlene Maguire, illus. by Sheila Bailey

Winner of an iParenting Media Award!
Winner of a 2009 Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine!

“Share a joke or a dream. Make someone feel good. We need laughter, hugs, and to be understood. . . . Though we seem different, inside we’re the same. Our hearts are for caring, no matter our name.”

 

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