Autism - Resources
Harris, S. (1994). Siblings of children with
autism: A guide for families. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House. (Telephone:
Harris, S.L., & Weiss, M.J. (1998). Right from the start: Behavioral
intervention for young children with autism: A guide for parents and
professionals. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House. (Telephone: 1-800-843-7323.)
Hart, C.A. (1993). A parent's guide to autism: Answers to the most
common questions. New York: Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster Co. [Telephone:
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. [Available from
Plenum Publishing Corporation, 233 Spring Street New York, NY 10013.
Maurice, C., Green, G., & Luce, S.C. (Eds.). (1996). Behavioral intervention
for young children with autism: A manual for parents and professionals.
Austin, TX: Pro-Ed. (Telephone: 1-800-897-3202.)
McClannaham, L.E., & Krantz, P.J. (1999). Activity schedules for
children with autism: Teaching independent behavior. Bethesda, MD:
Woodbine House. (Telephone: 1-800-843-7323.)
Powers, M.D. (Ed.). (2000). Children with autism: A parent's guide
(2nd ed.). Rockville, MD: Woodbine House. [Telephone: 1-800-843-7323;
Schopler, E., & Mesibov, G.B. (Eds.). Books available in the "Current
Issues in Autism" book series include: High-functioning individuals
with autism (1992); Preschool issues in autism (1993); Behavioral
issues in autism (1995); Learning and cognition in autism
(1995); and Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism? (1998).
[All are available from Kluwer Academic Publishers at (781) 871-6600.]
The following resources provide a good starting
point for gaining insight, practical information, and support. Further
information on autism can be found at libraries, book stores, and local
chapters of the Autism Society of America.
Books for parents
Baron-Cohen, S., and Bolton, B. Autism: The Facts.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Harris, S., and Handelman, J. eds. Preschool Programs
for Children with Autism. Austin, TX: PRO-ED, 1993.
Hart, C. A Parent's Guide to Autism, New York:
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, 1993.
Lovaas, O. Teaching Developmentally Disabled Children:
The ME Book. Austin, TX: PRO-ED, 1981.
May, J. Circles of Care and Understanding: Support
Groups for Fathers of Children with Special Needs. Bethesda, MD:
Association for the Care of Children's Health, 1993.
Powers, M. Children with Autism: A Parents' Guide.
Rockville, MD: Woodbine House, 1989.
Sacks, O. An Anthropologist on Mars. New York:
Advocacy Manual: A Parent's How-to Guide
for Special Education Services. Pittsburgh: Learning Disabilities
Association of America, 1992.
Directory for Exceptional Children: A Listing
of Educational and Training Facilities. Boston: Porter Sargent Publications,
Pocket Guide to Federal Help for Individuals
with Disabilities. Pueblo, CO: U. S. Government Printing Office,
Consumer Information Center.
Books for children
Amenta, C. Russell is Extra Special. New York:
Magination Press, 1992.
Gold, P. Please Don't Say Hello. New York:
Human Sciences Press/Plenum Publications, 1986.
Katz, I., and Ritvo, E. Joey and Sam. Northridge,
CA: Real Life Storybooks, 1993.
Books for teachers and other interested professionals
Aarons, M., and Gittens, T. The Handbook of Autism.
A Guide for Parents and Professionals. New York: Tavistock/Routledge,
American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Washington,
D.C.: American Psychiatric Association, 1994.
Groden, G., and Baron, M., eds. Autism: Strategies
for Change. New York: Gardner Press, 1988.
Simmons, J. The Hidden Child. Rockville, MD:
Woodbine House, 1987.
Simpson, R., and Zionts, P. Autism : Information
and Resources for Parents, Families, and Professionals. Austin,
TX: PRO-ED, 1992.
Smith, M. Autism and Life in the Community: Successful
Interventions for Behavioral Challenges. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes
Publishing Co., 1990.
Smith, M., Belcher, R., and Juhrs, P. A Guide
to Successful Employment for Individuals with Autism. Baltimore:
Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 1995.
Autobiographies of people dealing with autism
Barron, J., and Barron, S. There's a Boy in Here,
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992.
Grandin, T. Thinking In Pictures and Other Reports
From My Life with Autism. New York: Doubleday, 1995.
Grandin, T. Emergence: Labeled Autistic.
Novato, CA: Arena Press, 1986.
Hart, C. Without Reason: A Family Copes with Two
Generations of Autism. New York: Harper & Row, 1989.
Maurice, C. Let Me Hear Your Voice.: A Family's
Triumph over Autism. New York: Knopf, 1993.
Miedzianik, D. I Hope Some Lass Will Want Me After
Reading All This. Nottingham England: Nottingham University, 1986.
Park, C. The Siege. New York: Harcourt, Brace,
Williams, D. Somebody Somewhere. New York:
Times Books, 1994.
Adapted from information
published by the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities