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Insightful Reads: Nine Books to better Understand Autism.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects individuals in various ways. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for individuals with autism, reading books can help them gain knowledge, understanding, and acceptance. In this article, we will introduce nine good books for autism that may be helpful for individuals with autism and their families.



"The Reason I Jump" by Naoki Higashida

"The Reason I Jump" by Naoki Higashida is a memoir written by Naoki Higashida, a young man with autism. The book provides insight into how individuals with autism perceive the world around them, how they communicate, and how they feel. Higashida's book is a unique and powerful look into the mind of someone with autism.


"NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity" by Steve Silberman

"NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity" by Steve Silberman

"NeuroTribes" is a comprehensive history of autism. The book explores the evolution of autism as a diagnosis and its impact on individuals with autism and their families. Silberman provides an in-depth analysis of the social, cultural, and scientific factors that have shaped our understanding of autism.



"Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism" by Barry M. Prizant

"Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism" by Barry M. Prizant, is a book that focuses on the strengths and positive aspects of autism. Prizant emphasizes that individuals with autism have unique strengths and abilities that should be recognized and appreciated. He also provides practical advice for parents and caregivers on how to support individuals with autism.



"Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew" by Ellen Notbohm

"Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew" by Ellen Notbohm is a short, easy-to-read book that provides valuable insight into the minds of children with autism. Notbohm's book highlights the importance of understanding and acceptance for individuals with autism.



"The Autistic Brain": Thinking Across the Spectrum by Temple Grandin


"The Autistic Brain": Thinking Across the Spectrum by Temple Grandin is a book written by Temple Grandin, a renowned speaker and advocate for individuals with autism. Grandin shares her personal experiences and insights into how individuals with autism think, learn, and process information. She also discusses the challenges and opportunities that come with having an autistic brain.





"Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism" by Temple Grandin

"Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism" by Temple Grandin is another book written by Temple Grandin that focuses on her personal experiences with autism. Grandin discusses her unique visual thinking style and how it has influenced her life and career. She also provides valuable advice for individuals with autism and their families.



"The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome" by Tony Attwood


"The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome" by Tony Attwood is a comprehensive guide to understanding and living with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. Attwood provides practical advice for parents, teachers, and individuals with Asperger's syndrome on how to navigate the challenges and opportunities of this condition.



"Autism Breakthrough" by Raun K. Kaufman

"Autism Breakthrough" by Raun K. Kaufman is a book that outlines a groundbreaking approach to treating autism. Kaufman's method, called the Son-Rise Program, emphasizes the importance of building strong relationships with individuals with autism and creating an environment that fosters growth and learning.



"Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's" by John Elder Robison

"Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's" is a memoir written by John Elder Robison, who was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at the age of 40 with difficulties in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors.

The book provides a first-person account of Robison's life growing up with undiagnosed Asperger's syndrome in the 1960s and 1970s. Robison describes his struggles with social interactions and relationships, his difficulty understanding social norms and expectations, and his tendency towards intense, obsessive interests.


We hope you enjoy these powerful and insightful reads.








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