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BOOKS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

Which book about Autism has made the greatest impression on you? Do you know any books about adults on the autism spectrum?

This page focuses on books about Autism, especially those that relate to adult issues. OAARSN launched this feature in July 2000 with:


See also: New Autism Collection at Kitchener Public Library: A unique resource made possible by Waterloo Wellington Autism Services, launched during Ontario Public Library week.

 

MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS ABOUT AUTISM

These 13 titles about autism in general were named by visitors to Spectrum’s site in May 2000.

    1. Let Me Hear Your Voice: a family’s triumph over autism, by Catherine Maurice (1994)
    2. Unraveling the Mystery of Autism by Karyn Seroussi (2000)
    3. Children with Autism: a Parent's Guide, by Michael D. Powers ed. (1989)
    4. Asperger’s Syndrome: A guide for parents and professionals, by Tony Attwood (1997)
    5. Slant of Sun: One Child’s Courage, by Beth Kephart (1998)
    6. Thinking in Pictures, by Temple Grandin (1996)
    7. A Parent's Guide to Autism, by Charles A. Hart (1993)
    8. Facing Autism: giving parents reasons for hope and guidance for help, by Lynn M. Hamilton (2000)
    9. Son-Rise, by Barry Kaufman (1976)
    10. Autistic Children: a guide, by Lorna Wing (1970); updated as The Autistic Spectrum: a guide for parents and professionals (1996)
    11. Targeting Autism: what we know, don’t know and can do to help young children with autism, by Shirley Cohen (1998)
    12. Teaching Children with Autism: strategies to enhance communication and socialization by K. Quill, ed. (1995)
    13. Autism: explaining the enigma by Uta Frith (1992)

John Wobus who maintains the Autism Resources site from Syracuse http://www.vaporia.com/autism/ has seen most recommendations for the following 20 books on autism. For his full list see http://www.vaporia.com/autism/books-alpha.html

    1. Let Me Hear Your Voice: : a family’s triumph over autism, by Catherine Maurice (1994)
    2. Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism by Catherine Maurice, Gina Green, and Stephen C. Luce, with 24 contributors (1996). 
    3. The DAN Protocol (Defeat Autism Now!) DEFEAT AUTISM NOW! Clinical Options Manual for Physicians, by Sidney M. Baker, M.D. and Jon Pangborn, Ph.D. 
    4. Thinking In Pictures by Temple Grandin (1995). 
    5. Teaching Developmentally Handicapped Children: The Me Book by Ivar Lovaas (1981). 
    6. Nobody Nowhere by Donna Williams (1992) 
    7. Emergence: Labeled Autistic by Temple Grandin (1986) 
    8. Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD (1997), by William Shaw, Ph.D., et al. 
    9. Somebody Somewhere by Donna Williams (1993)
    10. There's a Boy in Here, by Judy and Sean Barron (1993). 
    11. The World of the Autistic Child: Understanding and Treating Autistic Spectrum Disorders, by Bryna Siegel 
    12. Son-Rise, by Barry Kaufman (1976) 
    13. Teach Me Language by Sabrina Freeman et al. (1996) 
    14. The Sound of a Miracle, A Child's Triumph Over Autism by Annabel Stehli (1991) 
    15. Special Diets for Special Kids by Lisa Lewis (1998)
    16. The Social Story Book by Carol Gray (1994) 
    17. The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes, 3rd ed. By Christopher Gillberg (2000) 
    18. Children with Autism: A Parent's Guide, by Charles A. Hart (1993) 
    19. Autism: Handle with Care! by Gail Gillingham (1996)
    20. An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sachs (1995). 
For another "Top Ten" selection: http://www.business.gatech.edu/users/bmiddlebrook/Booklist.html
    1. Through Alien Eyes, by Jasmine Lee O’Neill (1998) 
    2. Nobody Nowhere by Donna Williams (1992)
    3. Thinking In Pictures by Temple Grandin (1995)
    4. Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD, by Shaw et al. (1997)
    5. Special Diets for Special Kids by Lisa Lewis (1998)
    6. The Out-of-Sync Child, by Carol Stock Kranowitz. 
    7. Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism by Catherine Maurice et al. (1996)
    8. Emergence: Labeled Autistic by Temple Grandin (1986)
    9. Somebody Somewhere by Donna Williams (1993)
    10. Let Me Hear Your Voice: a family’s triumph over autism, by Catherine Maurice (1994)
Other book selections and bibliographies, sometimes including reviews, include:
- Bibliography of Autism by ALAS (All Lewisham Autism Support) in southeast London, England

 

OAARSN'S FEATURED BOOKS ON ADULT AUTISM ISSUES

October 2003:

Perspectives on the Autism Spectrum Disorders. Special Issue, Journal on Developmental Disabilities: Le journal sur les handicaps du développement. Volume 9, No.2. 165 pp. edited by Maire Percy& Rita Eagle.
For our review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-jadd-902.html

April 2003:

A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive.
By Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson and James McPartland.
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/AS-HFA-ap03.html

Buster and the Amazing Daisy: Adventures with Asperger Syndrome
by Nancy Ogaz. 2002.
For a review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/bookrevs-ap03.html

Finding Ben: A mother's journey through the maze of Asperger's
By Barbara La Salle. 2003.
For a review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/bookrevs-ap03.html

January 2003:

Caregivers and personal assistants: how to find, hire and manage the people who help you (or your loved one!).
By Alfred H. DeGraff, 2002.
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-PAs-2003.html

Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Conditions: a practical guide.
By Karen L. DeFelice, 2002.
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-enzymes-jan2003.html

 

December 2002:

Pressure Points and Possibilities: 25 issues facing human service organizations and what to do about them,
by Tom Little and Nancy Moulsdale (2002)
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revdec02-cmcs.html

November 2002:

A Place Called Home: for families of children with a disability and the professionals who serve them,
by Alison C. Ouellette (2002).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-nov02-alison.html

Aiding the Vision,
by Janice I Adams. Family Support & Resource Network: Chatham-Kent (2002). 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-nov02-vision.html

October 2002:

Learning to Listen: Positive Approaches and People with Difficult Behavior.
By Herbert Lovett. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 1996.
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-oct02-1-listen.html

August 2002:

Autistic Thinking - This is the Title by Peter Vermeulen,
Jessica Kingsley Pub (2000).
For our review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-020801-thinking.html

July 2002:

Independence Bound: A Mother and her Autistic Son’s Journey to Adulthood: A guide for professionals, families and those persons who associate with adults having autism.
By Jacquelyn Altman Marquette, Harmony House (2002).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-jul02-Indep.html

June 2002:
 

A GUIDE related to: Support workers, and your individual with exceptionalities. By Janice I. Adams. Adams
Publications (2001) 
and 
Autism-P.D.D. More Creative Ideas from Age Eight to Early Adulthood 
By Janice I. Adams. Adams Publications (1997).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjun0202-adams.html

Bright Splinters of the Mind: A Personal Story of Research with Autistic Savants 
By Beate Hermelin. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2001).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjun0203-bright.html

Life Behind Glass: A Personal Account of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
By Wendy Lawson. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2000). 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjun0202.html
 
 

April 2002:

Part of the Community: Strategies for Including Everyone, edited by Jan Nisbet & David Hagner (2000)
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-020401.html

Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry: Autism, Asperger Syndrome and ADHD By Lisa Blakemore-Brown. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2002).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-020403.html

March 2002:

Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism: An Insider's View by Wendy Lawson (2001).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revmar0201.html
 
 

February 2002:

Autism, Advocates, and Law Enforcement Professionals: Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder, by Dennis Debbaudt (2002). 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revfeb0201.html

Through the Eyes of Aliens: A Book About Autistic People, by Jasmine Lee O’Neill (1999).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revfeb0202.html
 
 

January 2002:

Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome, by Lise Pyles (2002).
Available in Canada from Irwin Publishing, at www.irwinpublishing.com 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjan02.html

Cooperative Learning and Strategies for Inclusion: Celebrating Diversity in the Classroom, by JoAnne W. Putnam (1998). 
Available in Canada from Irwin Publishing, at www.irwinpublishing.com 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/coop-review.html 

Developmental Disabilities in Ontario, edited by Ivan Brown and Maire Percy (2000).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/DevDisRev.html 

Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook by Roger N Meyer (2001) 
Available in Canada from Irwin Publishing, at www.irwinpublishing.com 
For our review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjan0204.html
 
 

November 2001:

Growing Up Severely Autistic: They Call Me Gabriel, by Kate Rankin (2000). 
Available in Canada from Irwin Publishing, at www.irwinpublishing.com 
For a review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revnov03.html 

When snow turns to rain: One family's struggle to solve the riddle of autism, by C.B. Schultze (1993). 
For a review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revnov03.html 

Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism And Asperger Syndrome: A Roadmap, edited by Linda Andron (2000). 
Available in Canada from Irwin Publishing, at www.irwinpublishing.com 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revnov0101.html
 
 

October 2001:

Lucy's Story: Autism and Other Adventures, by Lucy Blackman (1999; 2001).
Available in Canada from Irwin Publishing, at www.irwinpublishing.com 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revoct01.html 
For a longer review, with some excerpts http://soeweb.syr.edu/thefci/9-1hen.htm 
 
 

August 2001:

A User’s Guide to the Brain: Perception, Attention and the Four Theaters of the Brain, John M. Ratey M.D. (2001).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revaugust01.html 
 
 

June 2001:

Paid for the Privilege: Hearing the Voices of Autism by Dan Reed, (1996).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjune01.html 
 
 

March 2001:

Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter's Life with Autism By Clara Claiborne Park.
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revmar01.html

For another review, for Autism Society Ontario's Newslink: 
http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/Nirvana2.html
 
 

February 2001:

A GOOD LIFE: for you and your relative with a disability by Al Etmanski. Burnaby, BC: Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network, 2000. 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revfeb01.html

Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome, by Liane Holliday Willey (1999). 
Available in Canada from Irwin Publishing, at www.irwinpublishing.com 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revfeb0101.html
 
 

January 2001:

Autism: A New Understanding! Solving the Mystery of Autism, Asperger's and PDD-NOS, by Gail Gillingham (2000). 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjan01.html

Autism: Handle with Care! by Gail Gillingham (1996). 
For a review http://home.ptd.net/~rjd/autism/a_books.html#frith
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjan01.html
 

December 2000:

Fragile Success: Ten Autistic Children, Childhood to Adulthood 
by Virginia Walker Sperry. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Baltimore,
2001. 242 pages. Includes appendices, bibliography, index.
ISBN 1-55766-458-7 paperback.
Available in Canada from Irwin Publishing, at www.irwinpublishing.com 
For our review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revdec.html
 

November 2000:

Sleep Better! A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs 
by V. Mark Durand (1998). Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Baltimore,
1998. 282 pages. Includes appendices, bibliographic references, index.
ISBN 1-55766-315-7 paperback.
Available in Canada from Irwin Publishing, at www.irwinpublishing.com 
For our review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revnov.html
 

October 2000:

Autism: preparing for adulthood, by Patricia Howlin
Routledge, London and New York, 1997. 294 p. Figures, tables, references, index.
ISBN 0-415-11531-0
For our review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revoct.html
 
 

September 2000:

A Positive Approach to Autism

By Stella Waterhouse. 
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2000.
Foreword by Donna Williams. 
382 pages. Includes glossary, appendices, useful addresses, bibliography. ISBN 1 85302 808 8 paperback. 
Available in Canada from Irwin Publishing, at www.irwinpublishing.com 
For our review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev11.html
 
 

August 2000:

Adults with Autism: A Guide to Theory and Practice

By Hugh Morgan, with invited contributors. 
Cambridge University Press, 1996. 
ISBN: 0-521-45683-5 paperback
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev4.html
 
 

July 2000:

Fighting for Darla: Challenges for Family Care and Professional Responsibility: The Case of a Pregnant Adolescent with Autism.

Ellen A. Brantlinger, Susan M. Klein and Samuel L. Guskin.
New York and London: Teachers’ College Press, Columbia University, 1994. 
ISBN: 0-8077-3356-3
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev1.html
 
 

June 2000:

Discovering My Autism: Apologia Pro Vita Sua (With Apologies to Cardinal Newman).

Edgar Schneider Jessica Kingsley Pub, 1999. 
ISBN: 1853027243
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev2.html
 

May 2000:

"I had no means to shout!"

by Charles Hale Jr of Virginia, 2000. 
Available from www.1stbooks.com (may be downloaded for $3.95 US from this electronic publisher), www.Amazon.com, Autism National Committee Bookstore, Walden Books, or Barnes & Noble Books.
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev3.html



 

PUBLISHERS ON AUTISM TOPICS

Jessica Kingsley Publishers http://www.jkp.com/

This publisher of professional and academic books in the social and behavioural sciences plans over 100 new books in 2000, and welcomes comments and suggestions for new titles. Among the categories of interest to autism are:

    • Arts therapies
    • Disabilities and special needs
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Social work

Future Horizons of Arlington Texas http://www.futurehorizons-autism.com/

President, R. Wayne Gilpin, describes Future Horizons as the world leader in autism/Asperger's Syndrome publishing. He explains how the enterprise began when his son Alex was diagnosed with high-functioning autism. Impressed with Alex's humor and "unique perspectives," he first wrote and published "Laughing and Loving with Autism." The response led to a demand for books about autism. "We do not cater to any one philosophy, rather we offer many ideas for the parent or caregiver to choose for themselves. ...You will never see a book from us that does not offer an absolute belief in improvement, because all of our challenged children and adults can move forward. On the other hand, you will never see one that offers false hope."  


HOW TO FIND AND ORDER BOOKS ABOUT AUTISM

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BOOKS ABOUT AUTISM WITH LINKS TO REVIEWS

  1. First Person Accounts by People on the Autism Spectrum
  2. A M Baggs

    Books by People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Commentary and lists by A M Baggs
    For a review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/books-by-ADS-authors.html

    Lucy Blackman

    Lucy's Story: Autism and Other Adventures, by Lucy Blackman (1999; 2001).
    For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revoct01.html 
    Temple Grandin
    Emergence: Labeled Autistic by Temple Grandin (1986) concentrates on her early years as a child going through adolescence and through college, and recounts in detail the traumas that she experienced and the methods and people that helped her cope.

    Thinking in Pictures, by Temple Grandin (1995).
    For author’s summary: http://www.grandin.com/inc/bk-contents.html
    For a review: http://home.ptd.net/~rjd/autism/a_books.html#frith

    Charles Hale Jr
    "I had no means to shout!" by Charles Hale Jr (2000). 
    For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev3.html
    Wendy Lawson
    Life Behind Glass: A Personal Account of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
    By Wendy Lawson. 
    For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjun0202.html

    Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism: An Insider's View by Wendy Lawson (2001).
    For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revmar0201.html

    Jasmine Lee O’Neill

                    Through the Eyes of Aliens: A Book About Autistic People, by Jasmine Lee O’Neill (1999).
                    For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revfeb0202.html
    Edgar Schneider
    Discovering My Autism: Apologia Pro Vita Sua (With Apologies to Cardinal Newman), by Edgar Schneider, 1999. 
    For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev2.html
    Liane Holliday Willey 
    Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome, by Liane Holliday Willey (1999). 
    For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revfeb0101.html
    Donna Williams 
    Nobody Nowhere by Donna Williams (1992) Remarkable autobiography of a partially recovered autistic woman, with invaluable insights into autism and the recovery process. 
    For reviews http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/autism/wil_nob.html
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0944993818/astraeaswebmulti/103-0590154-3583814

    Somebody Somewhere by Donna Williams (1993)
    For reviews http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/autism/wil_nob.html
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0944993818/astraeaswebmulti/103-0590154-3583814

    Autism: An Inside-Out Approach: An Innovative Look at the 'Mechanics' of 'Autism' and its Developmental 'Cousins' by Donna Williams (1996). 
    For reviews http://www.bach.demon.co.uk/alas/reviews.html#inside-out
    http://www.autism-in-scotland.org.uk/book1.html

    Like Colour to the Blind: soul searching and soul finding, by Donna Williams (1996)
    For reviews http://www.ivybooks.com/catalog/search/81292640.html
    For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev5.html

    Autism and Sensing - The Unlost Instinct, by Donna Williams (1998). 
    For a review http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/autism/wil_aut.html
     
     

2. Second Person Accounts BY Parents and Caregivers
There's a Boy in Here, by Judy and Sean Barron (1993). 
For a review http://home.ptd.net/~rjd/autism/a_books.html#frith

Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter's Life with Autism, by Clara Claiborne Park (2001). 
For our review, by Lucie Milne, http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revmar01.html

Facing Autism: giving parents reasons for hope and guidance for help by Lynn M. Hamilton (2000) 
For a review http://www.facingautism.com/

Growing Up Severely Autistic: They Call Me Gabriel, by Kate Rankin (2000).
For a review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revnov03.html

Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome by Lise Pyles (2002).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjan02.html

A healing family: a candid account of life with a handicapped son, by Kenzaburo Oe (1996). Translated by Stephen Snyder and published by Kondansha International. 
For reviews http://www.geraldinesherman.com/Healing.html
For a review by Linda Foster in AAIWW 1 Summer 1998 http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev6.html

Let Me Hear Your Voice: a family’s triumph over autism, by Catherine Maurice (1994). 
For a summary http://www.autism.com/ari/pubs.html

A Parent's Guide to Autism, by Charles A. Hart (1993). The author has both a brother and a son with autism.
For a review http://home.ptd.net/~rjd/autism/a_books.html#frith

Son-Rise, by Barry Kaufman (1976). 
For a review http://www.option.org/indigo/book_srtmc.html

Slant of Sun: One Child’s Courage, by Beth Kephart (1998)
For reviews: http://www.salon.com/books/sneaks/1998/11/16sneaks.html
http://www.hallbook.com/parenting_families/79.shtml 

The Sound of a Miracle, A Child's Triumph over Autism by Annabel Stehli (1991). A parent narrative that promotes Auditory Integration Training (AIT). 
For a summary http://home.ptd.net/~rjd/autism/a_books.html#frith

When snow turns to rain: One family's struggle to solve the riddle of autism, by C.B. Schultze (1993). 
For a review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revnov03.html

Buster and the Amazing Daisy: Adventures with Asperger Syndrome
by Nancy Ogaz. 2002.
For a review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/bookrevs-ap03.html

Finding Ben: A mother's journey through the maze of Asperger's
By Barbara La Salle. 2003.
For a review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/bookrevs-ap03.html

 

3. General Guides for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers

Asperger’s Syndrome: A guide for parents and professionals, by Tony Attwood (1997). 
For summary or reviews http://www.autism.com/ari/pubs.html
http://www.bach.demon.co.uk/alas/reviews.html#asperger
http://www.autism.net/html/book2.html
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1853025771/thespecialedadvo/103-0590154-3583814

Asperger Syndrome A Practical Guide for Teachers (1998) Val Cumine, Julia Leach and Gill Stevenson. 
For a review http://www.autism.net/html/book1.html

Autism: A New Understanding! Solving the Mystery of Autism, Asperger's and PDD-NOS, by Gail Gillingham (2000).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjan01.html

Autism: Handle with Care! by Gail Gillingham (1996). 
For a review http://home.ptd.net/~rjd/autism/a_books.html#frith
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjan01.html

Autism - The Facts, by Simon Baron-Cohen and Patrick Bolton (1993).
For a review http://www.bach.demon.co.uk/alas/reviews.html#facts

The Autistic Spectrum: a guide for parents and professionals (1996), by Lorna Wing, who wrote an influential early guide in Autistic Children: a guide (1970). 
For a review http://www.autism.net/html/book3.html

Children with Autism: a Parent's Guide, by Michael D. Powers ed. (1989).
For a summary http://www.autism.com/ari/pubs.html

Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism And Asperger Syndrome: A Roadmap, edited by Linda Andron (2000). 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revnov0101.html

A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive.
By Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson and James McPartland.
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/AS-HFA-ap03.html

Targeting Autism: what we know, don’t know and can do to help young children with autism, by Shirley Cohen (1998).
For a review http://www.comeunity.com/disability/autism/bktargeting.html

Understanding the Nature of Autism: A Practical Guide, by Janice Janzen (1996). 
For a review http://www.autism.net/html/book26.html

Understanding and Teaching Children with Autism, by Rita Jordan & Stuart Powell, Wiley (1995). 
For a review http://www.bach.demon.co.uk/alas/reviews.html#teaching

When Autism Strikes: Families Cope with Childhood Disintegrative Disorder edited by Robert A. Catalano (1998). 
For a review http://www.autism.net/html/book27.html

The World of the Autistic Child: Understanding and Treating Autistic Spectrum Disorders, by Bryna Siegel (1996).
For a summary http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0195076672.html
For a review: http://www.bach.demon.co.uk/alas/reviews.html#world_aut
 
 

ESPECIALLY ABOUT ADULTS

Adults with Autism: A Guide to Theory and Practice. By Hugh Morgan, editor (1996). 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev4.html

Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook, Roger N Meyer (2001) 
For our review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjan0204.html

Autism in Children and Adults: Etiology, Assessment, and Intervention. By Johnny L. Matson, editor (1994). 
For summary http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0534238262/qid%3D939261801/sr%3D1-8/103-2017559-1357428

Autism - preparing for adulthood, Patricia Howlin (1997). 
For reviews http://www.bach.demon.co.uk/alas/reviews.html#aut_adult
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0415115310/vaporia/103-2017559-1357428
For our review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revoct.html

Fighting for Darla: Challenges for Family Care and Professional Responsibility: The Case of a Pregnant Adolescent with Autism. By Ellen A. Brantlinger, Susan M. Klein and Samuel L. Guskin (1994). 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev1.html

Fragile Success: Ten Autistic Children, Childhood to Adulthood. By Virginia Walker Sperry (2001)
For our review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revdec.html

Higher Functioning Adolescents and Young Adults: A Teacher’s Guide by Ann Fullerton, Joyce Stratton, Phyllis and Carol Gray (1997). 
For a review http://www.autism.net/html/book10.html

Independence Bound: A Mother and her Autistic Son’s Journey to Adulthood: A guide for professionals, families and those persons who associate with adults having autism. By Jacquelyn Altman Marquette, Harmony House (2002).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-jul02-Indep.html

Learning to Listen: Positive Approaches and People with Difficult Behavior. By Herbert Lovett. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 1996.
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-oct02-1-listen.html

    

  1. Diagnosis, Descriptions, Types, and Factors of Autism Spectrum Disorders

  2. An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sachs (1995).
    For a review: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0330343475/nationalautistic/026-7316376-6790850

    A Positive Approach to Autism by Stella Waterhouse (2000).
    For our review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev11.html

    Autism: explaining the enigma by Uta Frith (1992). 
    For reviews http://www.ama.org.br/autism-history.htm http://home.ptd.net/~rjd/autism/a_books.html#frith

    Autism - An Introduction to Psychological Theory, by Francesca Happé (1994).
    For a review http://www.bach.demon.co.uk/alas/reviews.html#theory

    Autism in History by Rob Houston and Uta Frith (2000). 
    For a summary www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk

    Autistic Thinking - This is the Title by Peter Vermeulen (2000). 
    For our review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-020801-thinking.html

    The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes, 3rd ed. By Christopher Gillberg (2000). 
    Summary of 1992 edition: http://www.ummed.edu/pub/o/ozbayrak/biology.html

    Bright Splinters of the Mind: A Personal Story of Research with Autistic Savants 
    By Beate Hermelin. (2001).
    For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjun0203-bright.html

    The Creation of Dr. B.: A Biography of Bruno Bettelheim, Richard Pollak (1997). 
    For a review http://www.autism.net/html/book7.html

    Developmental Disabilities in Ontario. Edited by Ivan Brown and Maire Percy (1999). 
    For a review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/DevDisRev.html

    Mindblindness: An Essay on Autism and Theory of Mind by Simon Baron-Cohen (1996). 
    For a review http://www.autism.net/html/book13.html

    Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry: Autism, Asperger Syndrome and ADHD By Lisa Blakemore-Brown. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2002).
    For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-020403.html

    Shadow Syndromes, by John J. Ratey and Catherine Johnson (1997). 
    For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev7.html

    Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from Autism, ed. Simon Baron-Cohen, Helen Tager-Flusberg and Donald J.Cohen.
    For a review http://www.bach.demon.co.uk/alas/reviews.html#other_minds
     
     

  3. Service Models and Best Practices
A Good Life: for you and your relative with a disability, by Al Etmanski (2000). 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revfeb01.html

A GUIDE related to: Support workers, and your individual with exceptionalities. By Janice I. Adams. 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjun0202-adams.html

A Place Called Home: for families of children with a disability and the professionals who serve them, by Alison C. Ouellette (2002).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-nov02-alison.html

Adults with Autism: A Guide to Theory and Practice. By Hugh Morgan, editor (1996).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev4.html

Aiding the Vision, by Janice I Adams. Family Support & Resource Network: Chatham-Kent (2002). 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-nov02-vision.html

Autism, Advocates, and Law Enforcement Professionals: Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder, by Dennis Debbaudt (2002). 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revfeb0201.html

Autism-P.D.D. More Creative Ideas from Age Eight to Early Adulthood 
By Janice I. Adams. Adams Publications (1997).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjun0202-adams.html

Caregivers and personal assistants: how to find, hire and manage the people who help you (or your loved one!).
By Alfred H. DeGraff, 2002.
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-PAs-2003.html

Part of the Community: Strategies for Including Everyone, edited by Jan Nisbet & David Hagner (2000)
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-020401.html

Pressure Points and Possibilities: 25 issues facing human service organizations and what to do about them, by Tom Little and Nancy Moulsdale (2002)
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revdec02-cmcs.html

 
6.  Specific Treatments and Therapies

Behavioral Intervention
Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism by Catherine Maurice et al. (1996) Gina Green, and Stephen C. Luce, with 24 contributors. 
For a summary http://www.autism.com/ari/pubs.html

The Effectiveness of Early Intervention, Michael J. Guralnick (1997). 
For a review http://www.autism.net/html/book8.html

Right From the Start: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism, A Guide for Parents and Professionals, Sandra, L. Harris & Mary Jane Weiss (1989). 
For a review http://www.autism.net/html/book17.html

Teaching Developmentally Handicapped Children: The Me Book by Ivar Lovaas (1981). 
For some information http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0936104783/thevirtualbook00A/002-1345341-7848813

A Treasure Chest of Behavioural Strategies for Individuals with Autism, by Beth Fouse and Maria Wheeler (1997) 
For a review http://www.autism.net/html/book25.html

Biological Treatments, including Dietary Intervention
Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD (1997), by William Shaw, Ph.D., with contributions by Bernard Rimland, Ph.D., Bruce Semon, M.D., Ph.D., Lisa Lewis, Ph.D., Karyn Seroussi, and Pamela Scott. 
For a summary http://www.autism.com/ari/pubs.html

Clinical Assessment Options for Children with Autism and Related Disorders: A Biomedical Approach (1996) 
For a review http://www.autism.net/html/book6.html

Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Conditions: a practical guide.
By Karen L. DeFelice, 2002.
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev-enzymes-jan2003.html

The DAN Protocol DEFEAT AUTISM NOW! Clinical Options Manual for Physicians, by Sidney M. Baker and Jon Pangborn. 
For a summary http://www.autism.com/ari/pubs.html

Special Diets for Special Kids: Understanding and Implementing Special Diets to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders by Lisa Lewis (1998). 
For reviews or summaries http://www.autism.net/html/book22.html http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/autism/lew_spe.html
http://www.futurehorizons-autism.com/searchframe.html

Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother’s Story of Research and Recovery by Karyn Seroussi (Simon and Schuster, 2000); about the vaccine connection and dietary intervention. 
For the review in AAIWW February 2000 f2000rev.html

Communication, Language and Socialization
Communication-Based Intervention for Problem Behavior: A User's Guide for Producing Positive Change, by Carr, E.G. et al. (1994). 
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev8.html

Cooperative Learning and Strategies for Inclusion: Celebrating Diversity in the Classroom. Edited by JoAnne W. Putnam (1998).
For a review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/coop-review.html

A Language/Communication Curriculum For Students with Autism and Other Language Impairments, by Marge Penning, Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education (CAUSE), (1992). 
For a review http://www.autism.net/html/book12.html

Out of Silence: A Journey into Language by Russell Martin (1994).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev9.html

Paid for the Privilege: Hearing the Voices of Autism by Dan Reed, (1996).
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revjune01.html

Point...Click...& Learn: A "User-friendly" Guide to Educational Software Programs for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities by Camilla K. Hileman (1997). 
For a review http://www.bookinhand.com.au/162.htm
http://www.autism.net/html/book16.html

Social Skills Stories: Functional Picture Stories for Readers and Nonreaders K-12 by Anne Marie Johnson and Jackie L. Susnik (1995). 
For a review http://www.autism.net/html/book20.html

The Social Story Book by Carol Gray (1994). 
For summaries http://cbr.nc.us.mensa.org/homepages/mdenoncourt/examples.htm http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/socialcarolgray.html
http://cbr.nc.us.mensa.org/homepages/mdenoncourt/examples.htm

Teaching Children with Autism: strategies to enhance communication and socialization, by K. Quill, ed. (1995). 
For summaries http://www.4scrubs.com/allheart/tcwastecas.html http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/0827362692/artvisitwww/028-8886639-8583728

Teach Me Language: A language manual for children with autism, Asperger's syndrome and related developmental disorders, by Sabrina Freeman et al. (1996) 
For a summary http://fox.nstn.ca/~zacktam/

Sensory Integration
Building Bridges through Sensory Integration (1998) Ellen Yack, Shirley Sutton and Paula Aquilla. 
For reviews http://www.autism.net/html/book4.html
For our review http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/rev10.html

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, by Carol Stock Kranowitz (1989). 
For reviews http://www.autism.net/html/book14.html
http://www.homeschoolzone.com/amazon/books/kranowitz.htm

Sleep Better! A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs by V. Mark Durand (1998). 
For a review http://www.autism.net/html/book18.html
For our review: http://www.ont-autism.uoguelph.ca/revnov.html



 

BOOKS ABOUT AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS Books considered suitable for a special collection in a public library are arranged in alphabetical order by the main author's last name.   Please send any suggestions you think could help this project, via e-mail to gbloomfi@uoguelph.ca. Thank you. 

Maureen Aarons & Tessa Gittens.
     The handbook of autism: a guide for parents and professionals, revised and updated 2nd edition (Routledge, 1999). ISBN: 0415160359 (paperback, 264 pages); ISBN: 0415160340 (hard) 264 p.

Janice Adams.
     Autism. P.D.D.--Introducing Strategies for Parents and Professionals. Practical approaches for parents and caregivers who are setting up a program for a child. Addresses early concerns such as lack of speech, hyperactivity, promoting socialization, using pictures, behaviour, obtaining eye contact and some available resources. For all books by Janice Adams, see: http://www.adamspublications.com/obtain.html Order from Parentbooks in Toronto.

Janice Adams.
     Autism P.D.D.--Creative Ideas During the School Years. 70 pages. A compilation of strategies used by teachers, parents and other professionals currently working with autistic individuals. Includes practical approaches in areas of verbal communication, augmentative communication, behaviour, sensory problems, use of everyday items for functional programming. Order from Parentbooks in Toronto

Janice Adams. 
    Autism-P.D.D.: More Creative Ideas From Age Eight to Early Adulthood (Adams Publications) Paperback, 1997. 155 pages. $30. Order from Parentbooks in Toronto

Janice Adams.
    Aiding the Vision. Adams Publications, 2002. $20. Order from Chatham-Kent Family Support and   Resource Network 519-352-7827, fax: 519-352-3469

Janice I. Adams.
    A GUIDE related to: Support workers, and your individual with exceptionalities. 2001, 52 pages. $20
Order from Chatham-Kent Family Support and Resource Network 519-352-7827, fax: 519-352-3469 

Deborah Golden Alecson. 
    Alternative Treatments for Children Within (NTC Publishing Group, 1999). ISBN: 0879839651 (paperback, 48 pages). 

Charles A. Amenta, III. 
    Russell is Extra Special: A Book About Autism for Children (New York: Magination Press, 1992). Ages 4-8. A sensitive portrayal of an autistic boy by his father who is a physician. ISBN: 0945354444 paperback; ISBN: 0945354436 (hardcover).

Elizabeth Anderson, Pauline Emmons.
    Unlocking the Mysteries of Sensory Dysfunction: A Resource for Anyone Who Works With, or Lives With, a Child With Sensory Issues. Future Horizons; ISBN: 1885477252; (April 1996)

Johanna Anderson. 
    Sensory Motor Issues in Autism (Psychological Corp, 1999). ISBN: 0127850732 (paperback). 

Linda Andron, editor. 
    Our Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Roadmap (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2001). Forewords by Tony Attwood and Liane Holliday Willey. ISBN: 1853029475 Pb, 160 p.

Maxine C. Aston.
    The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome: A guide to an Intimate Relationship with a Partner who has Asperger Syndrome. Autism Asperger Publishing Co; ISBN: 1931282048; (February 11, 2002)

Anthony Attwood. 
    Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998). Foreword by Lorna Wing. ISBN: 1853025771  (paperback, 176 pages). 

Bruce L. Baker, Alan J. Brightman, Jan B. Blacher & Louis J. Heifetz. 
    Steps to Independence: Teaching everyday skills to children with special needs, 3rd ed (Paul H. Brookes, 1997). ISBN: 1557662681 (400 pages). 

Sidney M. Baker & Jon Pangborn. 
    Defeat Autism Now! Clinical Options Manual for Physicians, 1999 update (1999). 41 pages, paperback. 

Morven F. Ball.
    Developmental Coordination Disorder: Hints and Tips for the Activities of Daily Living. Jessica Kingsley    Pub; ISBN: 1843100908; (March 15, 2002)

Eve B. Band, Gary B. Mesibov, Sue Lynn Cotton (Illustrator), Emily Hecht.
    Autism through a Sister's Eyes…. Future Horizons; ISBN: 1885477716; (June 1, 2001)

Simon Baron-Cohen. 
    Mindblindness: An Essay on Autism and Theory of Mind (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1995). Part of the series Learning, Development, and Conceptual Change. ISBN:  0262023849 (hardcover, 300 pages); ISBN: 026252225X (paperback, 200 pages). $28.50

Simon Baron-Cohen & Patrick Bolton. 
    Autism: The Facts (Oxford University, 1993). Part of the series Oxford Medical Publications. Also New York. Aimed at parents summarizing what is known about autism. ISBN: 0192623273 Paper, 113 p. $26.50

Simon Baron-Cohen, Helen Tager-Flusberg & Donald Cohen. 
    Understanding Other Minds; Perspectives from Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2nd ed (Oxford University Press, 2000). ISBN: 0198524463 (hardcover); ISBN: 0198524455 (paperback, 530 pages).  $85

Judy Barron & Sean Barron. 
    There's a Boy in Here (Chapmans, 1993). ISBN: 0671761110 (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992, 264 pages); ISBN: 0380722925 (Avon Books, paperback, 1992).

Patricia Romanowski Bashe & Barbara L. Kirby. 
    The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Advice, Support, Insights, and Inspiration (Crown Pub, 2001). ISBN: 0609608118 (Hardcover, due October 2001).

Margaret L. Bauman & Thomas L. Kemper. 
    The Neurobiology of Autism (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994). ISBN: 0801847648 (257 pages); ISBN: 0801856809 reprint in August 1997, 272 pages.

Simon Beckett. 
    Owning Jacob (Hodder and Stoughton, 1998). ISBN: 0340685948 (hardcover, 343 pages); ISBN: 0340685956 (paperback, 343 pages, 1999). 

Carol Lee Berger. 
    Facilitated Communication and Technology Guide (Eugene, Oregon: New Breakthroughs, 1994). New Breakthroughs, PO Box 25228, Eugene, Oregon 97402 USA

Dorita S. Berger.
    Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1843107007;  (February 2002)

David R. Beukelman & Pat Mirenda. 
   Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 2nd ed (Paul H. Brookes, 1998). ISBN: 1557663335 hardcover, 592 pages). 

Jannik Beyer & Lone Gammeltoft. 
    Autism and Play (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999). ISBN: 1853028452 paperback, 112 pp. $29

Douglas Biklen. 
    Communication Unbound: How Facilitated Communication is Challenging Traditional Views of Autism and Ability/Disability (New York: Teachers College Press, 1993). ISBN: 0807732214 (paper, 221 pages). 

Douglas Biklen & Don Cardinal, ed. 
    Contested Words, Contested Science: Unraveling the Facilitated Communication Controversy (New York:  Teachers College Press, 1997). Part of the series Special Education Series. Includes reports on studies that address the validity of facilitated communication. Studies include Calculator & Singer, 1992; Cardinal, Hanson, & Wakeham, 1996; Crossley, 1992; Heckler, 1994; Intellectual Disability Review Panel, 1989; Karp, 1993; Karp, Biklen, & Chadwick, 1993; Steering Committee, 1993; Sheehan, 1993; Sheehan & Matuozzi, 1994; Vazquez, 1994; Weiss, Wagner, Bauman, 1996. ISBN: 0807736023. 

Tom Billington. 
    Separating, Losing and Excluding Children: Narratives of Difference (Falmer Pr, 2000). ISBN: 0415230888 (hardcover, 192 pages); ISBN: 0415230896 (hardcover, 192 pages).

Jen Birch.
    Congratulations! It's Asperger Syndrome. Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2002. ISBN: 1843101122

Lucy Blackman. 
    Lucy's Story: Autism and Other Adventures (Book In Hand, 1999). ISBN: 0646374087. Jessica Kingsley reprint.

Lisa Blakemore-Brown. 
    Reweaving the autistic tapestry - Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001. ISBN: 1853027480 (paperback, 224 pages, due July 2001). 

Maureen Boon.
    Helping Children with Dyspraxia. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1853028819; 1st ed. (January 15, 2001)

Charlene Brandl. 
    Facilitated Communication: Case Studies -- See Us Smart! (Ann Arbor, MI: Robbie Dean Press, 1999).    ISBN: 0889743070. Paperback. $US25 

Ellen A. Brantlinger, Susan M. Klein & Samuel L. Guskin. 
    Fighting for Darla : challenges for family care and professional responsibility : the case study of a pregnant adolescent with autism (New York: Teachers College Press, 1994). 161 pages. ISBN: 0807733563 paperback

Marilyn Le Breton & Rosemary Kessick. 
    Diet Intervention and Autism: Implementing the Gluten Free and Casein Free Diet for Autistic Children and Adults: A Practical Guide for Parents (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2001). ISBN: 1853029351 (Paperback). 

Marlene Targ Brill. 
    Keys to Parenting the Child with Autism, 2nd ed (Hauppauge, New York: Barron's, 2001). Part of the series Parenting Keys. See first edition. ISBN: 0764112929 (hardcover, 200 pages). 

Katharine G. Butler (Editor).
    Severe Communication Disorders: Intervention Strategies. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; ASIN: 0834205890; 1st edition (January 15, 1994)

Lindsley Cameron. 
    The Music of Light: The Extraordinary Story of Hikari and Kenzaburo Oe (Simon & Schuster, 1998).  About the composer Hikari Oe, and his father, the Nobel Prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe. "Hikari" in    the title means "light". See also Kenzaburo Oe's A Healing Family. CDs of Hikari Oe's music are available (Denon 78952 and Denon 78053). ISBN: 0684824094 (hardcover, 256 pages).

Richard W. Carlson.
    Poems and Short Stories About My Brother Kevin Who Has Autism: Entertainment for Boys and Girls.    Ages 6 to 10. Writers Club Press; ISBN: 0595228453; (May 2002)

Carr, E.G. et al.
    Communication-Based Intervention for Problem Behavior: A User's Guide for Producing Positive Change. Brookes Publishing (1994). ISBN 1-55766-159-6

Robert A. Catalano. 
    When Autism Strikes: Families Cope with Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (Plenum Publishing, 1998).    About CDD aka Heller's disorder or late-onset autism. ISBN: 030645789X 250 p.

Stephanie Cave, Deborah Mitchell (Contributor)
    What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations. Warner Books; ISBN: 0446677078;    (September 2001)

Marilyn Chassman. 
    One-on-One: Working with Low-Functioning Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities  IEP Resources, 1999). 102 pages.

William Christopher & Barbara Christopher. 
    Mixed Blessings (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1989). 224 pages. TV's Father Mulcahy of M*A*S*H and his real-life family share the story of raising son, Ned, who has autism. ISBN: 0380709996 

David C. Cipolloni. 
    An extraordinary silence: the emergence of a deeply disturbed child (Westport, Conn.: Bergin & Garvey, 1993). ISBN: 0897893573 (hardcover, 145 pages). 

John Clements & Ewa Zarkowska. 
    Behavioral Concerns and Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Explorations and Strategies for Change (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2000). http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/autism/cle_beh.html ISBN: 1853027421 pb, 288 pp. 

John Clements and Neil Martin.
    Assessing Behaviors Regarded as Problematic: for People with Developmental Disabilities. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 185302998X; (August 2002)

Shirley Cohen. 
    Targeting Autism: What We Know, Don't Know, and Can Do to Help Young Children With Autism and Related Disorders (University of California Press, 1998. ISBN: 0520213092 (paperback, 217 pages). $24

Judy Converse.
    When Your Doctor is Wrong, Hepatitis B Vaccine and Autism. Xlibris Corporation; ISBN: 1401029736;   (June 2002)

Paul Cooper, editor. 
    Understanding and Supporting Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999). ISBN: 1853026662 (paperback, 272 pages); ISBN: 1853026654 (hardcover). 

Phyllis Coyne, Colleen Nyberg & Mary Lou Vandenburg. 
    Developing Leisure Time Skills for Persons with Autism: A Practical Approach for Home, School and Community (Future Horizons, 1999). ISBN: 1885477562 (spiral-bound, 228 pages). 

Rosemary Crossley. 
    Facilitated Communication Training (New York: Teachers College Press, 1994). Part of the series Special Education. Vol 14 in series http://www.vicnet.net.au/~dealccinc/TcpAnet.htm ISBN: 080773327X 160 pp.

Rosemary Crossley. 
    Speechless: Facilitating Communication for People without Voices (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1997). ISBN: 0525941568  (272 pages). 

Márianna Csóti.
    Contentious Issues: Discussion Stories for Young People. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1843100339; (November 30, 2001)

Val Cumine, Julia Leach & Gill Stevenson. 
    Asperger Syndrome: A Practical Guide for Teachers (David Fulton, 1998). Distributed in USA by Taylor and Francis, (800)821-8312. ISBN: 1853464996  (paperback, 90 pages). $39

Val Cumine, Julia Leach & Gill Stevenson. 
    Autism in the Early Years: A Practical Guide (David Fulton, 2000). Part of the series Resource Materials for Teachers. ISBN: 1853465992

Sandra R. Davalos. 
    Making Sense of Art: Sensory-Based Art Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 1999). ISBN: 0967251443 $32

Sandra R. Davalos. 
    Making Sense of Art: Sensory-Based Art Activities for Young Children, Ages 3-5 (Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 1999). ISBN: 0967251451 (spiral-bound, 70 pages). 

Bill Davis. 
    Breaking Autism's Barriers: A Father's Story (Jessica Kingsley, 2001). ISBN: 0967251451 (spiral-bound, 70 pages); ISBN: 1853029793 (paperback, 400 pages).

Bill Davis and Wendy Goldband Schunick.
    Dangerous Encounters - Avoiding Perilous Situations with Autism: A Streetwise Guide for all Emergency Responders, Retailers and Parents. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1843107325; (July 2002)

Dennis Debbaudt.
    Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals: Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1853029807; (September 21, 2001)

P. Dickinson & L. Hannah. 
    It Can Get Better: Dealing with Common Behavior Problems in Your Young Autistic Child (National Autistic Society, 1998). ISBN: 1899280030 (paperback, 61 pages). $20

Kathleen M. Dillon. 
    Living with Autism: The Parents'  Stories (Boone, NC: Parkway, 1995). Problems and issues parents of children with autism often have to face are illustrated with 6 case studies of children ranging in age from 6    to 22 and exhibiting a wide range of abilities and needs. ISBN: 0963575279 (235 pages). 

Edward Dolnick.
      Madness on the couch : blaming the victim in the heyday of psychoanalysis. New York : Simon & Schuster, 1998. 368 p. ISBN: 0684824973 

Martha Kate Downey and Kate Noelle Downey.
    The People in a Girl's Life: How to Find Them, Better Understand Them and Keep Them. Jessica Kngsley Pub, 2002; ISBN: ISBN: 1843107074

Terri Dowty and Kitt Cowlishaw.
    Home Educating Our Autistic Spectrum Children: Paths are Made by Walking. Jessica Kingsley ISBN: 843100371; (January 4, 2002)

Mary Beth Doyle. 
    The Paraprofessional's Guide to the Inclusive Classroom: Working as a Team. (Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, 1997). ISBN: 1557663122  (spiral-bound, 160 pages).

Marshall Duke, Stephen Nowicki & Elisabeth Martin. 
    Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success (Peachtree Publishers, 1996). ISBN: 1561451266 (paperback, 181 pages). 

Elva Duran & Diane Cordero De Noriega. 
    Teaching Students With Moderate/Severe Disabilities, Including Autism: Strategies for Second Language Learners in Inclusive Settings (Charles C. Thomas Pub Ltd, 1996). ISBN: 0398067015 (paperback); ISBN: 0398067007 (hardcover). 

V. Mark Durand. 
    Sleep Better! A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs (Baltimore, Maryland: Paul H. Brookes, 1998). Includes studies of autistic children. ISBN: 1557663157 (paperback, 288 pages). 

Margaret Eastham & Anne Grice, ed. 
    Silent Words: The Story of David Eastham (Ottawa: Oliver Pate, 1992). Also 1990. 236 pages. A true story of the education of a non-verbal autistic person (David Eastham, author of Understand) and the techniques through which he learned to communicate. http://www.easyinternet.net/bpublow/silentwords/ 

Joanna Edgar. 
    Love, Hope and Autism (National Autistic Society, 1999). ISBN: 1899280073 (paperback, 110 pages).   http://www.oneworld.org/autism_uk/publs/cata3.html 

Becky Edwards & David Armitage. 
    My Brother Sammy (Millbrook Pr Trade, 1999). Ages 4-8 ISBN: 0761304398 (32 pages). 

Michele Engel Edwards. 
    Autism (Lucent Books, 2001. Part of the series Diseases and Disorders Series. ISBN: 1560068299 

Kathy Evans & Janek Dubowski. 
    Art Therapy With Children on the Autistic Spectrum: Beyond Words (Jessica Kingsley, April 2001). ISBN: 1853028258 

Catherine Faherty. 
    Asperger’s: What Does It Mean to Me? (Future Horizons, 2000). ISBN: 1885477597 spiral-bd, 301 pp.    $69.50

Echo R. Fling. 
    Eating an Artichoke: A Mother's Perspective on Asperger Syndrome (2000). About her son, Jimmy. Foreword by Tony Attwood. ISBN: 1853027111 (paperback, 200 pages). 

Flowers, Toni.
    Reaching the Child with Autism Through Art: Practical, Fun Activities to Enhance Motor Skills and Improve Tactile and Concept Awareness. Future Horizons; ISBN: 1885477236; (September 1996)

Beth Fouse & Maria Wheeler. 
    A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism (Future Horizons, 1997). ISBN: 1885477358 (paperback). $66

Sabrina Freeman and Lorelei Dake.
    Teach Me Language: A Language Manual for Children with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and Related Developmental Disorders. ISBN: 0965756505. 1996. Publisher: SKF Books. $70 plus $29 for forms

Uta Frith. 
    Autism : explaining the Enigma. Blackwell Publishers, 2001. Cognitive Development Series. ISBN/ISSN: 0631229019

Uta Frith, ed. 
    Autism and Asperger's Syndrome (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991). Also New York.  Reprinted 1994. 247 pages. Includes chapter: The autobiographical writings of three Asperger syndrome   adults, by Happe. ISBN: 052138608X (paperback); ISBN: 0521384486 (hardcover).

Ann Fullerton, Joyce Stratton, Phyllis Coyne & Carol Gray. 
    Higher Functioning Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism: a Teacher's Guide. (Austin: Pro-Ed, 1996). http://www.proedinc.com/store/7813.html ISBN: 0890796815 (spiral-bound, 96 pages). 

Edited by Robin L. Gabriels and Dina E. Hill. 
    Autism - From Research to Individualized Practice. Taylor & Francis; ISBN: 1843107015; (Sept 2002)

Elisa Gagnon. 
    Power Cards: Using Special Interests to Motivate Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome and Autism. Autism Asperger Publishing Co; ISBN: 1931282013; Spiral edition (November 2001)

Elisa Gagnon & Brenda Smith Myles. 
    This is Asperger Syndrome (Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 1999). Ages 9-12. ISBN: 0967251419 (paperback, 20 pages).

William Garrison. 
    Small Bargains: Children in Crisis and the Meaning of Parental Love (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993). Describes the responses of parents to having a disabled, ill, or in any way "different" child. One of the chapters features a boy with Asperger's syndrome. ISBN: 0671786806. 

Zachary M. Gartenberg & Jerry Gay, Photographer. 
    Mori's Story: A Book About a Boy with Autism (Lerner Pubns Co, 1999). Ages 4-8. Zachary wrote this   book while in elementary school about his autistic brother. ISBN: 0822525852 Hardcover, 32 pp. 

Elizabeth K. Gerlach. 
    Autism Treatment Guide, Revised (Eugene, Oregon: Four Leaf Press, 1996). ISBN: 0963757806 (130 pages, paperback, 1998). 

Elizabeth K. Gerlach. 
    Just This Side of Normal: Glimpses of a Life with Autism (Four Leaf Press, 1999). ISBN: 0963757849 

Gunilla Gerland. 
    A real person: life on the outside. London: Souvenir Press, 1997. Finding Out About Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, and Pdd (Jessica Kingsley, 1999). For children with AS. ISBN: 1853028401  $18

Jane J. Giddan & Norman S. Giddan. 
    European Farm Communities for Autism (Toledo: Medical College of Ohio Press, 1993). ISBN: 044742041 (hardcover,159 pages).

Norman S. Giddan & Jane J. Giddan. 
    Autistic Adults at Bittersweet Farm (New York: Haworth Press, 1990). About autistic adults running/owning a farm near Toledo, Ohio. ISBN: 1560240571 (paperback, 212 pages); ISBN: 1560240423 (hardcover, 212 pages, 1991). 

Christopher Gillberg. 
    The Biology of the Autistic Syndromes, 3rd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2000). Part of the series Clinics in Developmental Medicine. ISBN: 1898683220 (hardcover). 

Gail Gillingham. 
    Autism: Handle with Care! Understanding and Managing Behavior of Children and Adults with Autism 
(Tacit Publising, Inc., 1998, 3rd ed., 1st ed. 1995). Many anecdotes from real life situations. ISBN: 0968421911 pbk. 

Gail I Gillingham. 
    Autism A New Understanding! Solving the Mystery of Autism, Asperger’s and PDD-NOS (Tacit Publishing, Inc., 2000). ISBN: 0968786316 (Paperback, 191 pages). 

R. Wayne Gilpin, ed. 
    Laughing and Loving with Autism: A Collection of 'Real Life' Warm & Humorous Stories (Future Horizons, 1993). 126 pages. ISBN: 188547704X (paperback). 

R. Wayne Gilpin, ed. 
    More Laughing and Loving with Autism (1993). Second in series. ISBN: 1885477120 (108 pages, Future Horizons, 1994). 

Jacquelin Gorman. 
      The seeing glass: a memoir. New York : Riverhead Books, 1997. 255 p. ISBN: 1573220612

Eli Gottlieb. 
    The Boy Who Went Away (St. Martins Pr., 1997). Main character is an adolescent boy with an autistic brother. ISBN: 0312150709 (hardcover, 208 pages); ISBN: 0553379275 (paper, 240 p., Bantam, 1998).

Temple Grandin. 
    Thinking in Pictures: and Other Reports of my Life with Autism (New York: Bantam, 1995. ISBN: 0385477929 (hardcover, 222 pages, Doubleday, 1995); ISBN: 0679772898 (paperback, 222 pages, Vintage edition, 1996). 

Temple Grandin & Margaret M. Scariano. 
    Emergence: Labeled Autistic (Navato, California: Arena Press, 1991). Updated references. ISBN: 0446671827 (paperback, 180 pages, Warner Books, 1996). 

Carol Gray. Illustrated by Sean McAndrew.
    My Social Stories Book. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1853029505; 1st ed (March 1, 2002). $36.40 CDN

Carol Gray. 
    New Social Stories: Illustrated Edition, 2nd edition (Future Horizons, 2000). ISBN: 188547766X (paperback, 120 pages). $56

David E. Gray. 
    Autism and the Family: Problems, Prospects, and Coping with the Disorder (Charles C. Thomas Pub Ltd, 1998). ISBN: 0398068429 (hardcover); ISBN: 0398068437 (paperback).

Green, Luce & Maurice.
    Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals. ISBN: 0890796831 Publisher: PRO-ED International Publisher Pub. Date: August 1996

Phyllis J. D. Green & Patricia M. Apple. 
    Spinning Straw: The Jeff Apple Story (Diverse City Press, 1999). ISBN: 1896230148 (paper, 196 pages). 

Ross W. Greene. 
    The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, 'Chronically Inflexible' Children (NY: HarperCollins, 1998). Cites examples from Tourette's & ADHD, but mentions     PDD, so should apply to children with autism or Asperger's Syndrome. ISBN: 0060175346 hardcover, 342 p. 

Josh Greenfeld.
      A child called Noah : a family journey. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972. 193 p. ISBN: 0030913845

Stanley I. Greenspan, Serena Weider & Robin Simon. 
    The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth (Addison-Wesley, 1998).  ISBN: 0201407264 (hardcover, 496 pages, Perseus Press). $42.50

Jane Gregory. 
    Bringing Up a Challenging Child at Home: When Love is Not Enough (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2000). ISBN: 1853028746 (paperback, 192 pages). 

Magdalena Grodzka, ed. 
    Crying Without Tears: Letters From Parents of Autistic Children (1995). Paperback, 254 pages 

Michael J. Guralnick, ed.. 
    The Effectiveness of Early Intervention (Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, 1996). Includes chapter "Early Intervention in Autism" by Geraldine Dawson and Julie Osterling. ISBN: 155766255X (688 pages). 

Steven E. Gutstein, Rachelle K. Sheely.
    Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Adults: Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD, and NLD. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN:  1843107171; 1st edition (January 15, 2002)

Steven E. Gutstein, Rachelle K. Sheely.
    Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children: Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD. Jessica Kingsley; ISBN: 1843107147; 2002

Steven Gutstein. 
    Autism/Asperger's: Solving the Relationship Puzzle (Future Horizons, 2001). ISBN: 1885477708 (Paperback, 200 pages). 

Mary Jane Hale & Charles Martel Hale, Jr.
     "I Had No Means to Shout!", (1999). Using FC, a mother and son collaborated on this book. $US12

Kenneth Hall. 
    Asperger Syndrome, the Universe and Everything (Jessica Kingsley, 2000). ISBN: 1853029300 112 p. 

Lynn M. Hamilton. 
    Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reasons for Hope, Encouragement for parents, Guidance for Help (2000). ISBN: 1578562627 (paperback, 320 pages).

Kelly Harland.
    A Will of His Own: Reflections on Parenting a Child With Autism. Woodbine House; ISBN: 1890627194; (June 2002) 

Kathie Harrington. 
    For Parents and Professionals: Autism in Adolescents & Adults (LinguiSystems, Inc., 1998). 196 pages. Author is a speech pathologist with a now-grown autistic son. http://www.linguisystems.com/ 

Sandra L. Harris. 
    Siblings of Children with Autism: A guide for Families (Rockville, Maryland: Woodbine House, 1994). 995 Literary Achievement Award from the ASA.  ISBN: 0933149719 (paperback, 127 pages).  $22

Sandra L. Harris, ed & Jan S. Handleman, ed. 
    Preschool Education Programs for Children with Autism, 2nd ed (2000). ISBN: 0890798508 (paperback). 

Sandra L. Harris & Mary Jane Weiss. 
    Right From The Start: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism (Woodbine House, 1998). Part of the series Topics in Autism. ISBN: 189062702X (paperback, 200 pp).  $25

Charles A. Hart. 
    A Parent's Guide to Autism: Answers to the Most Common Questions (Pocket Book Publishers, 1993).   ISBN: 0671750992 (paperback, 244 pages). $20

Charles A. Hart. 
    Without Reason: A family copes with Two Generations of Autism (New York: Harper & Row, 1989).    ISBN: 0451169409 ; ISBN: 0060161434 (292 pages). 

Marilyn Hays & Veronica Zysk, ed. 
    Working Together for a Brighter Future: A Unique Approach for Educating High-Functioning Students   with Autism (Future Horizons, 1996). ISBN: 1885477279 (paperback, 244 pages). 

Sharon Hensley.
    Home Schooling Children With Special Needs. Noble Pub Assoc/Noble Books; ISBN: 1568570104;   (December 1995)

Beate Hermelin. 
    Bright Splinters of the Mind: A Personal Story of Research with Autistic Savant (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2001. ISBN: 1853029319 (Hardcover, 176 pages; ISBN: 1853029327 (Paperback).

Matthew Hesmondhalgh and Christine Breakey.
    Access and Inclusion for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: 'Let Me In'. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1853029866; (October 12, 2001)

Ann Hewetson, Susan J. Moreno
    The Stolen Child: Aspects of Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Bergin & Garvey; ISBN: 0897898443;   (March 30, 2002)

David Hewett. 
    Challenging Behaviour: Principles and Practice (London: David Fulton, 1998). Based on the principle that it should be possible to respond to the most challenging behaviour in positive and respectful ways. ISBN:   1853464511 (paperback). 

David Hewett, ed & Melanie Nind, ed. 
    Interaction in Action: Reflections on the Use of Intensive Interaction (London: David Fulton, 1998).  Includes large sections specifically on autism. ISBN: 1853464619 (paperback). 

Linda A. Hodgdon. 
    Solving Behavior Problems in Autism: Improving Communication with Visual Strategies (Troy, Michigan: QuirkRoberts Publishing, 1999). ISBN: 0961678623 (paperback).  $61

Linda A. Hodgdon 
    Visual Strategies for Improving Communication: Practical Supports for School & Home. Unknown; ISBN: 0961678615; (December 1995). $61

David L. Holmes. 
    Autism Through The Lifespan: The Eden Model (Woodbine House, 1998). Foreword by Eric Schopler.  http://www.woodbinehouse.com/atl.html ISBN: 093314928X (paperback, 400 pages).

Kathy Hoopmann. 
    Blue Bottle Mystery: An Asperger's Adventure (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2001). Fantasy story about a boy with Asperger Syndrome. ISBN: 1853029785 (Paperback, 96 pages). 

Kathy Hoopmann.
    Lisa and the Lacemaker: An Asperger Adventure. Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1843100711;  (October 2002)

Kathy Hoopmann.
    Of Mice and Aliens: An Asperger Adventure. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 184310007X; (Oct 2001)

Rob Houston and Uta Frith.
    Autism in History. 2000. Blackwell Publishers. ISBN: 0631220887. 

Nick Hornby. 
    Speaking with the angel. London : Penguin Books, 2000. 212 p. ISBN: 0140296786 (pbk.) 

Patricia Howlin. 
    Autism: Preparing for adulthood (New York: Routledge, 1996). Includes first-person quotes. Won 1997 NASEN Book award. ISBN: 0415115310 (hardcover); ISBN: 0415115329 (paperback, 294 pages, 1997). 

Patricia Howlin. 
    Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Practitioners and Carers (John Wiley & Sons, 1998). ISBN: 0471983284 (paperback); ISBN: 0471983276 (audio cassette).

Patricia Howlin, ed, Simon Baron-Cohen & Julia Hadwin. 
    Teaching Children With Autism to Mind-Read: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Parents (John Wiley & Sons, 1998). ISBN: 0471976237 (paperback, 336 pages). $90 

Ruth A. Huebner. 
    Autism: A Sensorimotor Approach to Management (Aspen Publishers, 2000). ISBN: 0834216450 (hardcover, 493 pages). 

DeAnn Hyatt-Foley and Matthew G. Foley.
    Getting Services for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1853029912; (March 1, 2002)

Indiana Resource Center for Autism. 
    Autism Training Sourcebook (Indiana Resource Center for Autism, 1997). 329 pages.

Abe Isanon.
    Spirituality and the Autism Spectrum: Of Falling Sparrows. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1843100266; 1st edition (September 26, 2001)

Jean-Marc Gaspard Itard. 
    The Wild Boy of Aveyron (Appleton-Century-Crofts. Meridith Pub. Co., 1962). Reports on Victor, a boy found in a French village in early 19th century. He may have been autistic. A movie of the story is L'enfant Sauvage (The Wild Child). ISBN: 0139594949 

Martine Ives.
    What is Asperger Syndrome, and How Will it Affect Me? Autism Asperger Publishing Co; ISBN: 1931282056; (February 2002)

Martine Ives and Nell Munro, National Autistic Society.
   Caring for a Child with Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1853029963; 1st edition (January 15, 2002)

Luke Jackson.
    Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1843100983; (October 2002)

Luke Jackson.
    A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet for Autism, Asperger Syndrome and AD/HD. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 184310055X; (December 21, 2001)

Sibylle Janert. 
    The Autistic Child in Preschool: A Practical Handbook for Nursery Workers and Early Years Teachers.  (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1997). ISBN: 185302421X . 

Sibylle Janert. 
    Reaching the Young Autistic Child: Reclaiming Non-Autistic Potential through Communicative Strategies and Games (London: Free Association Books, 2000). ISBN: 1853434981 (paperback, 200 pages).

Janice E. Janzen.
     Autism--facts and strategies for parents. [San Antonio, Tex.] : Therapy Skill Builders, c1999. 169 p.  ISBN: 0127844570 (pbk.)

Janice E. Janzen. 
    Understanding the Nature of Autism: A Practical Guide (Communication Skill Builders, 1996). ISBN: 0761643796 (paperback, Therapy Skill Builders, 1998); ISBN: 0127845593 (paperback, 454 pages, Psychological Corp, 1998).

Rita Jordan.
     Autism with severe learning difficulties : a guide for parents and professionals. London : Souvenir Press, 2001. 272 p. ISBN: 0285635999 (pbk.)

Rita Jordan. [KPL has another title of 2001?]
    Autistic Spectrum Disorders: An Introductory Handbook for Practitioners (David Fulton, 1999). ISBN: 1853466662 (paperback, 192 pages).

Rita Jordan & Glenys Jones. 
    Meeting Needs of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (David Fulton, 1999). ISBN: 1853465828 (paperback, 80 pages).

Illana Katz & Edward Ritvo. 
    Joey and Sam: A Heartwarming Storybook About Autism, a Family, and a Brother's Love (Los Angeles, CA: Real Life Storybooks, 1993). Ages 4-8. A beautifully illustrated storybook for children. Suggested for K-3. ISBN: 1882388003 (hardcover); ISBN: 1882388062 (paperback). 

Barry Neil Kaufman & Samarhia Lyte Kaufman. 
    Son-Rise: The Miracle Continues (Kramer, 1994?). Update of Son-Rise program including introduction by their once-autistic son Raun. ISBN: 0915811537 (hardcover, 347 pages); ISBN: 0915811618 (paperback). 

Mickey Keenan, ed, Ken P. Kerr, ed & Karola Dillenburger, ed. 
    Parents' Education As Autism Therapists: Applied Behavior Analysis in Context (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999). ISBN: 1853027782 (paperback, 176 pages). $39

Julia Kellman. 
    Autism, Art, and Children: The Stories We Draw (Bergin & Garvey, 2001). ISBN: 0897897358 Hardcover, 160 pages.

Diane Kennedy, Rebecca Banks, Temple Grandin (Foreword). 
    The Adhd-Autism Connection : A Step Toward More Accurate Diagnoses and Effective Treatments. Waterbrook Press; ISBN: 1578564980; (March 19, 2002)

Beth Kephart. 
    A Slant of Sun: One Child's Courage (W.W. Norton, 1998). Author's son, Jeremy was diagnosed PDD-NOS. Finalist for 1998 National Book Award in nonfiction category; chosen as one of the best books of 1998 by both Salon Magazine and Philadelphia Inquirer. Author won a 1998 Leeway Grant for Nonfiction. ISBN: 0688172288 (paperback, 256 pages, Quill, 1999); ISBN: 1574901931 (hardcover, large print, Thomas T. Beeler). 

Ami Klin, editor, Fred R. Volkmar, editor & Sara S. Sparrow, editor. 
    Asperger Syndrome (Guilford Press, 2000). ISBN: 1572305347 (hardcover, 462 pages). 

Lynn Kern Koegel, Robert L. Koegel & Glen Dunlap, ed.. 
    Positive Behavioral Support: Including People with Difficult Behavior in the Community (Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes, 1996). Includes material on autism. ISBN: 1557662282  (paperback, 582 pages). 

Robert L. Koegel, ed & Lynn Kern Koegel, ed. 
    Teaching Children with Autism: Strategies for initiating positive interactions and improving learning opportunities (Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, 1995). ISBN: 1557661804  (paperback, 256 pages).  $60

Martin A. Kozloff. 
    Reaching the Autistic Child: A Parent Training Program, Second Edition (Brookline Books, 1998). ISBN: 1571290567 (paperback, 304 pages) $25

Carol Stock Kranowitz. 
    The Out-Of-Sync Child : Recognizing and Coping With Sensory Integration Dysfunction (Perigee, 1998).  Foreword by Larry B. Silver. ISBN: 0399523863 (paperback, 322 pages). 

Phyllis Haywood Lambert
   Turning Every Stone: Autism with love - A Mother’s Journal (Whispering Pines, NC: Scots Plaid Persephone Press; ASIN: 096247374X; July 1990.

Elaine Landau. 
    Autism. The author has written a number of non-fiction books including some explaining illnesses, aimed at children, ages 9-12. ISBN: 0531117804 ((Franklin Watts, September 2001). 

Harlan L. Lane. 
    The Wild Boy of Aveyron (London: Paladin Books, Granada Publishing, 1979). See Itard's book on the same subject. ISBN: 0674953002 (paperback, Harvard U Press, 1979). 

Mary Lapos. 
    A Foot in Both Worlds (1996). $5.00. Privately printed. 

Judith Loseff Lavin.
    Special Kids Need Special Parents: A Resource for Parents of Children With Special Needs. Berkley Pub Group; ISBN: 0425176622; (March 6, 2001)

Wendy Lawson. 
    Life Behind Glass: A Personal Account of Autism Spectrum Disorder (Southern Cross, 1998, reprinted Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2000). A first-person account of AS. The author was diagnosed to have an autism-spectrum disorder after she became an adult. ISBN: 1853029114 (paperback, 128 pages). $36.40

Wendy Lawson. 
    Understanding and Working With the Spectrum of Autism: An Insider's View (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2001). ISBN: 1853029718 (Paperback).

Ron Leaf, ed & John McEachin, ed. 
    A Work in Progress: Behavioral Management Strategies and a Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism (New York: Different Roads to Learning, 1999). ISBN: 0966526600 (paperback, 390 pages). $65

Laurie Lears, Judith Mathews & Karen Ritz, illustrator. 
    Ian's Walk: A Story about Autism (Albert Whitman & Company, 1997). Part of the series Concept Book. 
Ages 4-8. Picture story book. A young girl learns to appreciate her younger autistic brother when they go for a walk to the park and he gets lost. ISBN: 0807534803 (hardcover, 32 pages).

Marilyn Le Breton.
    The AiA Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1843100673; (July 15, 2002)

Norm Ledgin. 
    Diagnosing Jefferson: Evidence of a condition that guided his beliefs, behavior, and personal associations. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc. (2000). ISBN 1-885477-60-0 http://www.diagnosingjefferson.com/

Norm Ledgin.
    Asperger's and Self-Esteem: Insight and Hope through Famous Role Models. Publisher: Future Horizons; ISBN: 1885477856; (May 16, 2002)

Brenda Legge.
    Can't Eat, Won't Eat: Dietary Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1853029742; (November 30, 2001)

Lisa Lewis. BUT NOTE SECOND VOLUME AS WELL
    Special Diets for Special Kids (Arlington, Texas: Future Horizons, 1998). Also a second volume.    http://www.futurehorizons-autism.com/book2.html Also Jessica Kingsley, 1999, 252 pages. ISBN: 1885477449 (paperback, 252 pages). 

Lovaas, O. Ivar. 
    Teaching Developmentally Disabled Children: The ME Book. Univ Park Pr; ISBN: 0936104783; (April  1981) $58

Ann Lovell. 
    In A Summer Garment: The Experience of an Autistic Child (London: Secker and Warburg, 1978). Also Lion, 1985.  A newer title is Simple Simon: the story of an autistic boy. ISBN: 0436260557. 

Herbert Lovett. 
    Learning to Listen: Positive approaches to people with difficult behavior (Paul H. Brookes, 1996). “Gentle   teaching methods.” ISBN: 1557661642 (paperback, 269 pages); ISBN: 1853023744 (paperback, 224 pages, Jessica Kingsley, 1996).

Jacquelyn Altman Marquette. 
    Independence Bound: A Mother and her Autistic Son’s Journey to Adulthood: A guide for professionals, families and those persons who associate with adults having autism. Foreword by Nancy Dalrymple. Harmony House Publishers, P.O. Box 90, Prospect, Ky. 40059, USA 2002. 133 pp. ISBN 1 800 809-9334. $US 19.95

Ann M. Martin.
      Inside out. New York : Holiday House, 1984. 152 p. Children’ fiction. ISBN 0823405125

Ann M. Martin. 
    Kristy and the Secret of Susan (Scholastic Professional Books, 1990). Number 32 in the popular Baby- Sitters Club series of books, aimed at children 9-12. Kristy’s newest baby-sitting charge, Susan, is not like most kids. She has autism and can't talk, but can play the piano and sing beautifully. ISBN: 0590731890 (paperback); ISBN: 0836814126 (hardcover, Gareth Stevens, 1995); ISBN: 0590424963 ; ISBN: 0833598589 (Econo-Clad Books, 1999). 

Earle P. Martin, Jr.. 
    Dear Charlie - A Grandfather's Love Letter to his Grandson with Autism (Future Horizons, 2000). ISBN: 
1885477619 (Paperback, 156 pages). 

Russell Martin. 
    Out of Silence: a Journey into Language (New York: Henry Holt, 1994). Also called Out of Silence: An Autistic Boy's Journey into Language and Communication ISBN: 112161826X (Henry Holt); ISBN: 0805019987 ; ISBN: 0140247017 (Penguin Books, 1995). 

Joan Lord Matthews & James Williams. 
    The Self-Help Guide for Special Kids and their Parents (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2000). James Williams is     the autistic son of Joan Matthews. ISBN:1853029149 (paperback, 240 pages). 

Catherine Maurice. 
    Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family's Triumph over Autism (New York: Fawcett Columbia, 1993). Highly recommended as a good book for a parent who is depressed over having an autistic child. ISBN: 0449906647 (paperback, 371 pages, 1994). 

Catherine Maurice, editor, Gina Greene, editor & Stephen Luce, editor. 
    Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism: A manual for parents and professionals (Austin: Pro-Ed, 1996). 24 contributors. ISBN: 0890796831 (paperback, 400 pages). $62

Jeanette McAfee M.D. and Jeannie McAfee
    Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Educating Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. Future Horizons; ISBN: 1885477821; 2001

Jaquelyn McCandless M.D.
    Children With Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Publisher: Bramble Co; ISBN: 1883647096; (September 2002).

Lynn E. McClannahan & Patricia J. Krantz. 
    Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior (Woodbine House, 1999). 
Part of the series Topics in Autism.  ISBN: 093314993X (paperback, 120 pages). 

Kathleen McConnell & Gail Ryser. 
    Practical Ideas That Really Work for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pro Ed, 2000). ISBN: 0890798583. 

Jane Taylor McDonnell & Paul McDonnell. 
    News From The Border: A Mother's Memoir of Her Autistic Son (New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1993). 376 pages. About Paul McDonnell, a high-functioning autistic person, who wrote an afterword. ISBN: 0395605741 (hardcover, 376 pages); ISBN: 0939394040 

Thomas A. McKean. 
    Light on the Horizon: A Deeper View from Inside the Autism Puzzle (Future Horizons, 1996). Sequel to Soon Will Come the Light. ISBN: 1885477260 (paperback, 95 pages). 

Thomas A. McKean. 
    Soon Will Come The Light: A View From Inside the Autism Puzzle (Arlington, Texas: Future Education aka Future Horizons, 1994). ISBN: 9994393324 (paperback); ISBN: 1885477112 (paperback, 155 pp). 

Gary B. Mesibov, Lynn W. Adams & Laura G. Klinger. 
    Autism: Understanding the Disorder (Plenum Pub Corp, 1997). Part of the series Clinical Child Psychology Library. ISBN: 0306455471 (paperback, 118 pages); ISBN: 0306455463 (124 pages). 

Gary B. Mesibov, Victoria Shea, Lynn W. Adams.
    Understanding Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism (The Autism Spectrum Disorders Library, Volume 1). Kluwer Academic Publishers; ISBN: 0306466279; (August 2001)

Abby Ward Messner. 
    Captain Tommy (Potential Unlimited Publishing, 1996). Fact-based story of interaction between two children. Suggested for K-3. ISBN: 096507000X (hardcover, 32 pages). 

Donald J. Meyer, ed. 
    Uncommon Fathers: Reflections on Raising a Child with a Disability (Woodbine House, 1995). ISBN: 0933149689 (paperback, 206 pages). 

Donald J. Meyer, ed & Cary Pillo, illustrator. 
    Views from our Shoes: Growing up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs (Woodbine House, 1997). Grades 3-7. Writings from siblings. Includes glossary and resource list. ISBN: 0933149980 (paper, 114 p.)

Donald J. Meyer, Patricia F. Vadasy & Cary Pillo, illustrator. 
    Sibshops: Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs (Paul H. Brookes, 1994). Description & guide for a type of siblings support program (paperback, 237 pages). ***KPL has a sibs title of 1980s***

Naomi Meyer  (pseudonym)
    The Journey with Joshua: Educating My Autistic Child (Lakewood, NJ: Bristol, Rhein & Englander, 1994). 316 pages. ISBN: 1560622563 (hardcover, 250 pages, CIS Communications). 

Roger N. Meyer. 
    Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook: An Employment Workbook for Adults with Asperger Syndrome (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999). ISBN: 1853027960 (paperback, 176 pages). 

Gerald Mialaret. 
    Dancing with Dragons: An Entire Family's Insights into a Disability (FuturevHorizons). Also Dancing with Dragons: A "Family" Challenges Autism ISBN: 1885477309 (paperback, 1996). 

Sue Miller. 
    Family Pictures (Harper & Row, 1990). 389 pages. An engrossing novel spanning forty years in the life of a large family with an autistic child. Miller is author of  New York Times bestseller, The Good Mother. ISBN: 0060163976 ; ISBN: 0061099252 (pbk, 1996); ISBN: 0060929987 (paperback, 431 pages, 1999). 

Peter Mitchell. 
    Introduction to theory of mind: children, autism, and apes (London: Arnold, 1997). 196 pages. Also New York, St Martin's Press. ISBN: 0340624973 (paperback, 1996); ISBN: 0340645903 (hardcover, 1996). 

Theodore Mitrani, ed., Judith L. Mitrani, ed. & Frances Tustin. 
    Encounters With Autistic States: A Memorial Tribute to Frances Tustin (Jason Aronson Inc., 1997). Collection of papers. ISBN: 0765700662 (hardcover). 

Daniel Mont.
    A Different Kind of Boy: A Father's Memoir About Raising a Gifted Child with Autism. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1843107155; (December 28, 2001)

Julia Moor.
    Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1843100606; (November 2002)

Hugh Morgan, ed. 
    Adults with Autism: a Guide to Theory and Practice (New York: Cambridge, 1996). ISBN: 0521450705 (hardcover); ISBN: 0521456835 (paperback, 290 pages). 

Tanis Morran. 
    A Place Within the Sphere (Trafford Publishing, 2000). ISBN: 1552124266 (paperback, 194 pages). 

Rebecca A. Moyes. 
    Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Children with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2002). ISBN: 185302967X (Paperback, 176 pages).

Tito R. Mukhopadhyay. 
    Beyond the silence (National Autistic Society, 2000). ISBN: 1899280316 (paperback, 112 pages). 

Carolyn Murray-Slutsky & Betty Paris. 
    Exploring the Spectrum of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Intervention Strategies (Therapy Skill Builders, 2000). ISBN: 076165500X (paperback). 

Diane Murrell. 
    Tobin Learns to Make Friends. Future Horizons; ISBN: 1885477791; (September 1, 2001).

Brenda Smith Myles, Katherine Tapscott Cook, Nancy E. Miller, Luann Rinner & Lisa A. Robbins. 
    Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues: Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World. Autism Asperger Publishing Co; ISBN: 0967251478; February 2001, 129 pages. 

Brenda Smith Myles & Richard L. Simpson. 
    Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Educators and Parents (Austin: Pro-Ed, 1998). ISBN: 0890797277  $45

Brenda Smith Myles & Jack Southwick. 
    Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns. Autism Asperger publishing Co, 1999). Also sold Jessica Kingley. ISBN: 0967251435 pbk, 112 p. $32 

Brenda Smith Myles and Diane Adreon.
    Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success. Autism Asperger Publishing Co; ISBN: 0967251494; (May 17, 2001)  $32

Devi S. Nambudripad. 
    Say Good-Bye to Allergy-Related Autism (Delta Publishers, 1999). ISBN: 096582425X (pbk, 341 pp.)

NAS Autism Helpline. 
    Words Will Really Hurt Me: How to Protect Your Child From Bullying (National Autistic Society, 1999). ISBN: 1899280162 (paperback, 12 pages).

Robert A. Naseef. 
    Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Raising a Child with a Disability. (Birch Lane Press, 1997). Author is the father of an autistic boy. ISBN: 1559723777 (hardcover). 

National Autistic Society. 
    The Autism Handbook (National Autistic Society, 2000). ISBN: 1899280243 (paperback, 200 pages). 

National Autistic Society. 
    The Autistic Spectrum: A Parent's Guide (National Autistic Society, 1998). ISBN: 1899280081.

National Autistic Society. 
    Beyond Rain Man: Experiences of and Attitudes Towards Autism (National Autistic Society, 1996). ISBN: 1899280456 (paperback, 44 pages). 

National Autistic Society. 
    Independent living for adults with autism and Asperger Syndrome: A guide for families of people with autistic spectrum disorders (National Autistic Society, 1999). ISBN: 1899280170 (paperback, 36 pages). 

National Autistic Society. 
    Schools, units and classes (National Autistic Society, 1998). ISBN: 1899280200 (paperback, 80 pages). 

National Autistic Society. 
    Timetable for autism (National Autistic Society, 1998). ISBN: 189928060X (paperback, 28 pages).

National Autistic Society. 
    What is Asperger syndrome and how will it affect me? (National Autistic Society, 1999). ISBN: 1899280146 (paperback). 

National Autistic Society. 
    What next? Moving on from diagnosis (National Autistic Society, 1999). ISBN: 1899280138 (pbk, 8 p.) 

National Research Council.
    Educating Children With Autism. National Academy Press; ISBN: 0309072697; $40

Bobby Newman.
    When Everybody Cares: Case Studies of ABA with People with Autism. Dove and Orca; ISBN: 0966852818; (August 1, 1999)

Bobby Newman, Dana Reinecke, Leo Newman (Editors)
    Words From Those Who Care: Further Case Studies of ABA with People with Autism. Dove and Orca; ISBN: 0966852826; (November 17, 2000) 

Sarah Newman. 
    Small Steps Forward: Using Games and Activities to Help Your Pre-School Child with Special Needs (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999). ISBN: 1853026433 (paperback, 272 pages).  $126

Jerry Newport
    Your Life is Not a Label: A Guide to Living Fully with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Future Horizons; ISBN: 1885477775; (September 1, 2001)

Jerry and Mary Newport
    Autism/Asperger's & Sexuality: Puberty and Beyond. Future Horizons; ISBN: 1885477880; (July 2002). Paperback, 205 p. $25

Melanie Nind & David Hewett. 
    Access to Communication: Developing the basics of communication with people with severe learning difficulties using Intensive Interaction (London: David Fulton, 1994). Includes large sections specifically on autism. ISBN: 1853462063. 

Jan Nisbet & David Hagner.
    Part of the Community: Strategies for Including Everyone, edited by (2000). Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2000.  ISBN 1-55766-456-0. 

Jasmine Lee O'Neill. 
    Through the Eyes of Aliens: A Book about Autistic People (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998). ISBN: 1853027103 (paperback, 144 pages). $29

Joyce Carol Oates. 
    I Lock My Door Upon Myself (Ecco Press, 1990). Reader: the main character is obviously autistic. ISBN: 0880012609 (hardcover, 98 pages); ISBN: 0452267080 (paperback Plume Books, 1991). 

Kenzaburo Oe. 
    A Healing Family (Kodansha International, 1996). Distributed by Farrar Strauss Giroux. Kenzaburo Oe is a Nobel Laureate who has written about his disabled son, Hikari Oe. ISBN: 4470020481 hardcover, 146 p.

Nancy Ogaz.
    Buster and the Amazing Daisy. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 184310721X; (June 2002)

Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson, James McPartland.
    A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. Guilford Press; ISBN: 1572305312; 1st edition (June 20, 2002). $28

Valerie Paradiz.
     Elijah's Cup: A Family's Journey into the Community and Culture of High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Free Press; ISBN: 074320445X; (April 2002).

Clara Claiborne Park. 
    Exiting Nirvana: A Daughter's Life with Autism (Little Brown & Company, 2001). Foreword by Oliver Sacks. ISBN: 0316691178 (hardcover, 225 pages). $35.

Clara Claiborne Park. 
    The Siege: The First Eight Years of an Autistic Child with an Epilogue, Fifteen Years Later (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1982). ISBN: 0316690694 (Little Brown and Company, 1990, paper, 330 p.) 

Geraldine Peacock. 
    Higashi: Implementing Daily Life Therapy in Japan (National Autistic Society, 1994). Booklet. 

Ryne Douglas Pearson. 
    Simple Simon (William Morrow, 1996). Thriller about 16-year-old autistic genius who breaks a secret code, then must be protected. ISBN: 0688142966 (hardcover, 256 pages); ISBN: 0380725746 (paperback,  326 pages, Avon, 1997). 

Theo Peeters. 
    Autism: From Theoretical Understanding to Educational Intervention (J. A. Majors Company, 1997). Describes TEACCH techniques and quotes from autistic people and parents of autistic people. ISBN: 1861560036 (Whurr Publishers, 1996, 298 p.); ISBN: 1565938461 (Singular Pub Group, 1997, 198 p.). 

T. Peeters, C. Gillberg.
      Autism: medical and educational aspects. London : Whurr Publishers, c1999. 2nd ed. 126 p. ISBN: 1861560931 (pbk.) 

Richard Pollak. 
    The Creation of Dr. B: A Biography of Bruno Bettelheim (Simon & Schuster, 1997). ISBN: 0684809389 (480 pages, paperback, Touchstone, 1998).

Carol Potter & Chris Whittaker. 
    Enabling Communication in Children with Autism (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2001). ISBN: 1853029564 (Paperback, 160 pages). $36.40

Stuart Powell. 
    Helping Children With Autism to Learn (David Fulton, 2000). ISBN: 1853466379 (paperback). 

Stuart Powell, ed & Rita Jordan, ed. 
    Autism and Learning: A Guide to Good Practice (David Fulton, 1997). ISBN: 185346421X pb, 170 p. 

Thomas H. Powell & Peggy Ahrenhold Gallagher. 
    Brothers and Sisters: A Special Part of Exceptional Families (Baltimore, Maryland: Paul H. Brookes, 1993). ISBN: 1557661103 (paperback, 291 pages, 2nd edition). 

Michael D. Powers, ed. 
    Children with Autism: A Parent's Guide, 2nd edition (Woodbine House, 2000). Part of the series The Special Needs Collection. Forward by Temple Grandin. ISBN: 1890627046 paperback, 375 p.  $29

Lise Pyles
    Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2002. 286 pages. ISBN 1853029378 (2002).

Kathleen Ann Quill. 
    Do-Watch-Listen-Say: Social and Communication Intervention for Children With Autism (Paul H. Brookes Pub, 2000). ISBN: 1557664536 (paperback, 448 pages). $97

Kathleen Ann Quill.
   Teaching Children with Autism: strategies to enhance communication and socialization.  Singular Publishing Group; ISBN: 0827362692; 1st edition (June 8, 1995) $69

Barbara Quinn & Anthony Malone. 
    Pervasive Developmental Disorder: An Altered Perspective (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2000). ISBN: 1853028762 (paperback, 144 pages).

Peter Randall & Jonathan Parker. 
    Supporting the Families of Children with Autism (John Wiley, 1999). ISBN: 0471982180 (paperback, 252 pages); ISBN: 0471974846 (hardcover). 

Kate Rankin. 
    Growing Up Severely Autistic: They Call Me Gabriel (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2000). ISBN: 1853028916 (paperback, 176 pages). $32.50

John J. Ratey & Catherine Johnson. 
    Shadow Syndromes (Pantheon Books, 1997). Chapter 6 is entitled "Autistic Echos". ISBN: 0679439684 (hardcover, 384 pages); ISBN: 0553379593 (paperback, 389 pages, 1998). 

Dan Reed. 
    Paid for the Privilege: Hearing the Voices of Autism (Madison, Wisconsin: DRI Press, 1996). 162 pages. 

Celia Rees. 
    The Truth Out There (DK Publishing, 2000). Ages 9-12. ISBN: 0789426684 (hardcover, 240 pages). 

Adair Renning. 
    The Ultimate Treasure Hunt: Offering Hope to Parents of Children with Autism (Future Horizons). 

Marjorie Reynolds. 
    The Civil Wars of Jonah Moran (Berkley Pub Group, 2001). ISBN: 042517834X (Pb, 327 p). fiction 

John Richer, editor & Sheila Coates, editor. 
    Autism: The Search for Coherence (2001). ISBN: 1853028886 (paperback).

Shira Richman. 
    Raising a Child with Autism: A Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis for Parents (Jessica Kingsley, 2000). ISBN: 1853029106 (160 pages). $36.40

Julie Roberts. 
    Poetry Through Motion: A Collective Works. A collection of poems between 1993 and 1996 using FC. http://www.norfolksunrise.org/Sunrise...

Wendy Robinson. 
    Gentle Giant: The Inspiring Story of an Autistic Child (Element Books, 1999). An account by a parent of her autistic son. ISBN: 1862043043 (paperback, 192 pages).

Craig Romkema.
    Embracing the Sky: Poems beyond Disability. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1843107287; (Sept 2002)

Marsha Sarah Rosenberg. 
    Coping When a Brother or Sister Is Autistic (Rosen Publishing Group, 2000). Part of the series Coping. ISBN: 0823931943 (Hardcover). 

Marsha Sarah Rosenberg. 
    Everything You Need to Know When a Brother or Sister is Autistic (Rosen Publishing Group, 1999). For preteens and young teenagers. ISBN: 0823931234 (hardcover).

James Russell, ed. 
    Autism as an Executive Disorder (Oxford University Press, 1998). ISBN: 0198523491

Clare Sainsbury. 
    The Martian in the Playground: Understanding the Schoolchild with Asperger's Syndrome (Lucky Duck Publishing Ltd., 2000). http://www.luckyduck.co.uk/ Selected in 2000 for UK's NASEN (National Association of Special Educational Needs) Academic Book Award. ISBN: 1873942087. 

Viki Satkiewicz-Grayhardt, Barbara Peerenboom & Roxanne Campbell. 
    Crossing Bridges: A Parent's Perspective on Coping After a Child is Diagnosed with Autism/PDD (Potential Unlimited Publishing, 1996). ISBN: 0965070026 (paperback, 64 pages). 

Jennifer Savner & Brenda Smith Myles. 
    Making Visual Supports Work in the Home and Community: Strategies for Individuals with Autism and Asperger Syndrome (Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2000). ISBN: 096725146X spiral-bd, 40 p. 
    $23

Edgar Schneider. 
    Discovering my autism - Apologia pro vita sua (With apologies to Cardinal Newman) (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999). A first-person account of high-functioning autism. ISBN: 1853027243 pb, 144 p. $29

Rosina G. Schnurr & John Strachan, illustrator. 
    Asperger's Huh? A Child's Perspective (Anisor Publishing, 1999). ISBN: 0968447309 (pb, 52 pages). $15 

Eric Schopler, editor. 
    The Research Basis for Autism Intervention (Plenum Pub Corp). ISBN: 030646585X  2001 

Eric Schopler, ed. 
    Parent Survival Manual: A Guide to Crisis Resolution in Autism and Related Developmental Disorders (New York: Plenum Press, 1995). Compilation of 350 anecdotes by parents on how they resolved particular behavior problems with comments on each anecdote. Also bibliography and resource list. Chapters include Repetitive Behaviors and Special Interests, Communication, Play and Leisure, Aggression, Toileting and Hygiene, Eating and Sleeping, Behavior Management, Community Support. ISBN: 0306449773 pbk, 240 pages. $60

Eric Schopler, ed, Gary Mesibov, ed & Linda J. Kunce, ed. 
    Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism? (New York: Plenum Publishing, 1998). Part of the series Current Issues in Autism. ISBN: 0306457466 (hardcover, 409 pages). 

Brenda Scheuermann, Jo Webber.
    Autism: Teaching Does Make a Difference. Wadsworth Pub Co; ISBN: 1565938941; 1st ed (Aug 2001).

Laura Schreibman.
      Autism. Sage Publications. Paperback. 1988. ISBN: 0-8039-2810-6

Craig B. Schulze. 
    When Snow Turns to Rain: One Family's Struggle to Solve the Riddle of Autism (Rockville, Md.: Woodbine House, 1993). About Craig's son Jordan Schulze who is also described in Robert Catalano's book When Autism Strikes: Families Cope With Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. pb, 216 pages.

Karin Melberg Schwier and Dave Hingsburger 
    Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters with Intellectual Disabilities. Paul H Brookes Pub Co; ISBN: 1557664285; (February 2000)

Jack Scott, Claudia Clark, Michael P. Brady.
    Students with Autism: Characteristics and Instruction Programming. Wadsworth Pub Co; ISBN: 1565936302; 1st edition (July 12, 1999)

Bruce Semon, Lori Kornblum, Bernard, Phd Rimland, Jeanie Semon.
    Feast Without Yeast: 4 Stages to Better Health: A Complete Guide to Implementing Yeast Free, Wheat (Gluten) Free and Milk (Casein) Free Living.  Wisconsin Inst of Nutrition; ISBN: 0967005701; May 2002

Karyn Seroussi. 
    Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother's Story of Research and Recovery (Simon & Schuster, 2000).  ISBN 0684831643

Jean Shaw.
   I'm not Naughty - I'm Autistic: Jodi's Journey. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 184310105X; (Sept 2002)

William Shaw, Bernard Rimland, Pamela Scott, Karyn Seroussi, Lisa Lewis & Bruce Semon. 
    Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD (revised ed. 2002). Covers yeast, gluten/casein, and vitamin treatments. Initially not in many bookstores; call 913-341-6207. ISBN: 0966123808. pbk, 303 p. 

Linda M. Shin, ed.
     Learning disabilities sourcebook : basic information about disorders such as dyslexia, visual and auditory processing deficits, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and autism, along with statistical and demographic data, reports on current research initiatives, an explanation of the assessment process, and a special section for adults with learning disabilities. Detroit : Omnigraphics, 1998. 579 p. ISBN: 0780802101 (lib. bdg.)

Stephen Shore. 
    Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism (Autism Asperger Publishing Co, 2001). ISBN: 1931282005 (Paperback, 174 pages). 

Bryna Siegel. 
    The World of the Autistic Child: Understanding and Treating Autistic Spectrum Disorders (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996). Excellent starting-point for US parents. ISBN: 0195076672 (hardcover, 351 pages); ISBN: 0195119177 (paperback, 368 pages, 1998). $25

Bryna Siegel & Stuart C. Silverstein. 
    What About Me? Growing up with a Developmentally Disabled Sibling (Insight Books, 1994). Written by siblings of autistic kids. ISBN: 0306446502 (hardcover, 296 pages). 

Marian Sigman & Lisa Capps. 
    Children with Autism: A Developmental Perspective (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997). Part of the series The Developing Child. Takes a developmental psychopathology perspective. ISBN: 0674053141 (hardcover, 288 pages); ISBN: 0674053133 (paperback, 288 pages). 

Marian Sigman & Ellen Ruskin. 
    Continuity And Change In The Social Competence Of Children With Autism, Down Syndrome, And Developmental Delays (Blackwell, 1999). ISBN: 0631215913 (paperback, 240 pages). 

Nannette B. Silvernail.
    Dancing in Cornmeal: Life With Autism. Universe.com; ISBN: 059522833X; (May 2002).

Karen L. Simmons. 
    Little Rainman (Future Education/Horizons, 1996). Author aka Karen Sicoli. A good book for 5 year olds. ISBN: 1885477295 (paperback).

Gisela and Christopher Slater-Walker.
    An Asperger Marriage. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1843100177; (March 1, 2002)

Marcia Datlow Smith. 
    Autism and Life in the Community: successful interventions for behavioral changes (Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, 1990). 290 pages. ISBN: 1557660352

Marcia Datlow Smith, Ronald G. Belcher & Patricia D. Juhrs. 
    A Guide to Successful Employment for Individuals with Autism (Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, 1995). ISBN: 1557661715 (paperback, 336 pages, 1997). 

Susan Aud Sonders
    Giggle Time - Establishing the Social Connection: A Program to Develop the Communication Skills of Children with Autism. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1843107163; (September 2002)

Thomas Sowell.
    Late-Talking Children. Basic Books; ISBN: 0465038352; Reprint edition (July 1998)

Virginia Walker Sperry & Sally Provence. 
    Fragile Success: Nine Autistic Children, Childhood to Adulthood, 2nd Ed (Paul H. Brookes Pub Co., 2000). Traces their lives for over 30 years. ISBN: 1557664587

Ashley Stanford.
    Asperger Syndrome and Long-Term Relationships. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1843107341; Oct  2002

Mike Stanton. 
    Learning to Live With High Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide for Professionals (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2000). Written by a parent with professionals in mind. ISBN 1853029157 (paper, 128 pages).  $28

Cathy Steere.
    Too Wise To Be Mistaken, Too Good To Be Unkind : Christian Parents Contend With Autism. Grace And Truth Books; ISBN: 1930133006;  (January 8, 2000)

Annabel Stehli, ed. 
    Dancing in the Rain: Stories of Exceptional Progress by Parents of Children with Special Needs (Georgiana, 1995). Followup to The Sound of a Miracle. Not all the stories concern autism; also having hypersensitive hearing. ISBN: 0964483807 (paperback). 

Annabel Stehli. 
    The Sound of a Miracle, A Child's Triumph Over Autism, 2nd edition (Georgiana Organization Inc, 1997). ISBN: 0964483815 (paperback, 226 pages).

Kathryn Stewart.
    Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome: A Parent's Guide. New Harbinger Pubns; ISBN: 1572242779; (March 12, 2002)

William Stillman. 
    Demystifying the Autistic Experience: A Humanistic Introduction for Parents, Caregivers and Educators. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1843107260; (October 1, 2002)

Fern Sussman. 
    More Than Words: Helping Parents Promote Communication and Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Toronto: Hanen Centre, 1999). Paperback, 424 pages.  $48

Pamela B. Tanguay.
    Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home: A Parent's Guide. 2001, Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN 1-85302-940-8 

Pamela B. Tanguay
    Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School: Educating Students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome and Related Conditions. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1853029416; (April 1, 2002) Irwin: $47.60 CDN

Andor Joseph Tari. 
    Annotated bibliography of autism, 1943-1983 (Guelph: Ontario Society for Autistic Children, 1985). ISBN: 0889550352 

Mary Thompson. 
    Andy and His Yellow Frisbee (Bethesda, Maryland: Woodbine House, 1994). Illustrated, Grades K-5. ISBN: 0933149832 (paperback, 24 pages). 

Colwyn Trevarthen, Kenneth Aitken, Despina Papoudi & Jacqueline Robarts. 
    Children with Autism: Diagnosis and Intervention to Meet Their Needs, 2nd ed. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998. ISBN: 1853025550 (paperback, 280 pages). $50

Luke Tsai.
    Taking the Mystery Out of Medications in Autism: For Parents and Non-Medical Professionals. Future Horizons; ISBN: 1885477805; (September 2001)

Peter Vermeulen. 
    Autistic Thinking--This Is the Title (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2001). ISBN: 1853029955 Paperback. 

Peter Vermeulen. 
    I Am Special: Introducing Children and Young People to Their Autism Spectrum Disorder (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2000). ISBN: 1853029165 (Paperback, 240 pages). $45

Fred Volkmar, ed. 
    Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Cambridge University Press, 1998). Part of the series Cambridge Monographs in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Hardcover ISBN: 0521553865 220 pages. 

Sheila Wagner.
    Inclusive Programming For Elementary Students with Autism. Future Horizons; ISBN: 1885477546; (August 3, 1999).

Mitzi Waltz.
    Autistic Spectrum Disorders : Understanding the Diagnosis and Getting Help. Patient-Centered Guides; ISBN: 0596500130; 2nd edition (July 15, 2002)

Stella Waterhouse. 
    A Positive Approach to Autism (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999). ISBN: 1853028088 (pb, 272 p). $31

Esther Watson. 
    Talking to Angels (Harcourt Brace, 1996). Ages 4-8. Children's non-fiction book about author's autistic brother. ISBN: 0152010777 (hardcover, 32 pages).

Mary Jane Weiss, Sandra L. Harris.
    Reaching out, joining in : teaching social skills to young children with autism. Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, 2001, 225 p. ISBN: 1890627240 (pbk.)

Nancy Werlin.
       Are You Alone on Purpose? Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN 0-39567-350-X Hardback 1994

Amy M. Wetherby, ed & Barry M. Prizant, ed. 
    Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Transactional Developmental Perspective (Paul H. Brookes, 2000). Vol. 9 in series Communication and Language Intervention ISBN: 1557664455 (hardcover, 432 pages). $68

Maria Wheeler. 
    Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Related Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents and Teachers (Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, 1998). Also Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999. ISBN: 1885477457 (paperback, 122 pages). $30

Philip Whitaker.
    Challenging Behaviour and Autism: Making Sense-Making Progress. Autism Asperger Publishing Co; ISBN: 1931282072; (February 11, 2002)

Liane Holliday Willey. 
    Asperger Syndrome in the Family: Redefining Normal (Jessica Kingsley Pub, 2001). ISBN: 1853028738 (Paperback, 176 pages).

Liane Holliday Willey & Tony Attwood, foreword. 
    Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999). ISBN: 1853027499 (paperback, 144 pages). 

Donna Williams. 
    Autism and Sensing: The Unlost Instinct (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998). ISBN: 1853026123 (paperback, 224 pages). $45

Donna Williams. 
    Autism: an Inside-Out Approach: an Innovative Look at the 'Mechanics' of  'Autism' and Its Developmental Cousins (London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1996). USA: Taylor and Francis, 1996. ISBN: 1853023876 (paperback, 320 pages). $42

Donna Williams. 
    Exposure Anxiety - The Invisible Cage: An Exploration of Self-Protection Responses in the Autism Spectrum and Beyond. Jessica Kingsley Pub; ISBN: 1843100517; 1st edition (January 31, 2003)

Donna Williams. 
    Like Color to the Blind: Soul Searching and Soul Finding (New York: Times Books, 1996). ISBN: 0385255950 (paperback, Doubleday, 1996); ISBN: 0812926404 (paperback, 288 Pages); ISBN: 1853027200 (Jessica Kingsley, 1998).  $40

Donna Williams. 
    Nobody Nowhere: The Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic. Ist ed.1992. ISBN: 1853027189  (Jessica Kingsley, 1998); ISBN: 0944993818 (audio cassette, abridged, Audio Literature, 1994).  $37

Donna Williams. 
    Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism. 1st ed. 1993. ISBN: 1853027187 (Jessica Kingsley, 1998, 1995); ISBN: 0944993869 (audio cassette).

Stephen Wiltshire. 
    Stephen Wiltshire's American Dream (London: Michael Joseph, 1993). Also New York: Summit, 1993. 

John Kenneth Wing, ed. 
    Early Childhood Autism: Clinical, Educational and Social Aspects (New York: Pergamon Press, 1966).  Part of the series Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies.   333 pages. ISBN: 0080171788 

Lorna Wing. 
    The Autistic Spectrum: a guide for parents and professionals (Constable Publishers, 1996). Also Trans-Atlantic Publications, 1997. ISBN: 0094751609 (hardcover, 208 pages). 

Pamela J. Wolfberg.
      Play and Imagination in Children With Autism. Teachers College Press. Special Education Series. 1999. 208 pages Paperback: $22.95, ISBN: 080773814X $3500

Bob Woodward.
    Autism: A Holistic Approach (Floris Books, 2001). Foreward by Colwyn Trevarthen. ISBN: 0863153119 

Ellen Yack, Shirley Sutton & Paula Aquilla. 
    Building Bridges through Sensory Integration: Occupational Therapy for children with Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Toronto: 1998). $50
 




 
 

  VIDEOS ABOUT AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS 
 

Videos considered suitable for a special collection in a public library are arranged in alphabetical order by title.   Please send any suggestions you think could help this project, via e-mail to gbloomfi@uoguelph.ca. Thank you. 

A IS FOR AUTISM. (1994). Length: 11 minutes. Distributed by the Films for the Humanities and Sciences. This video offers a short but profound glimpse into autism spectrum disorders with words, drawings, and music all contributed by people with autism themselves. Recommended for family members and professionals particularly interested in gaining a better understanding of the sensory processing difficulties experienced by individuals with autism. For ordering, Films for the Humanities and Sciences at 1-800-257-5126.

A PLACE IN THE WORLD [videorecording] / produced by Kensington Communications, in association with Vision TV and the National Film Board of Canada ; director, Robert Lang ; producers, Robert Lang, Adam Symansky. -- Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, c1996. "Winner of the 1997 Vision Humanitarian Award"--Container This documentary follows Martin Langlois, a 22-year-old autistic man, as he adapts to the life at Maison Emmanuel, an alternative therapeutic community north of Montreal where the residents are encouraged to develop their life skills and participate in the community.

ACTIVATING COMMUNICATION THERAPY: AUTISM. (1993). Length: 16 minutes. Produced by the Center for Speech and Language Disorders. This video highlights the communication difficulties experienced by children with autism, and illustrates practical strategies for encouraging and increasing communication efforts. For ordering information, call the Center for Speech and Language Disorders at 1-630-530-8551.

ADVANCED DIETARY INTERVENTIONS FOR AUTISM AND ADD. The two-hour video was created by Betsy Prohaska who has been counseling families of autistic children on dietary interventions for two years. The cost is $15 plus $5 for shipping. Please send a check for  $20.00 to Betsy Prohaska, 434 Starwood Pass, Lake in the Hills, IL 60102. Your video will be shipped immediately. Call Betsy with questions at (847) 854-6601 

ALMOST LIKE YOU AND ME. (1987). Length: 32 minutes. Produced by CSAAC. This video highlights the talents and abilities of adults with autism, some who exhibit problem behaviors, in living in the community and working in competitive employment. Life in state institutions is examined and discussed by family members and by individuals who have lived in those settings. While somewhat outdated, the video reminds us how far we have come and how far we have to go in providing individuals with a quality life. Recommended for professionals and family members interested in examining adult options, and in getting practical recommendations for arranging employment opportunities. CSAAC at 1-301-762-1650.

ANDREW'S PLAN. (2001). Length: 17 minutes. Produced by Video Architects. This video shows Andrew's educational team as they develop an individualized educational program (IEP) that reflects his educational needs as a 7th grader with autism. It covers parental concerns, present levels of performance, setting and reviewing goals, and other steps involved in putting together an effective IEP. Recommended for professionals and family members involved in developing an IEP for students with Asperger's Syndrome. For ordering information, call IEP Resources at 1- 800-651-0954.

ASK ME ABOUT ASPERGER'S SYNDROME. (2000). Length: 24 minutes. Developed by Michael Thompson Productions. This video highlights the primary areas of difficulty (e.g., language development, social interaction, sensory integration, motor functioning, cognitive processing) and provides practical programming recommendations. R ecommended for professionals and family members involved in educational programming for students with Asperger's Syndrome. For ordering information, contact Michael Thompson Productions at 1-630-357-0696 or via email at videos@mtpro.net . 

ASPERGER'S SYNDROME: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS. (1999). Length: 180 minutes. Produced by Future Horizons. This video is a lecture provided by Dr. Tony Attwood, a clinical psychologist who has specialized in autism for over 20 years. This video presentation covers Asperger's Syndrome diagnosis and support. He covers the theory of mind of those with this challenge, and as he does, his ideas broaden our perception and understanding. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in diagnosis and programming issues for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. For ordering information, call Future Horizons at 1-800-489-0727. 

ASPERGER'S SYNDROME: AUTISM AND OBSESSIVE BEHAVIOR. (1999). Length: 30 minutes. Distributed by the Films for the Humanities and Sciences. Developed for the BBC. Through interviews with individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, family members and professionals, this video provides an accurate depiction of the social difficulties, obsessions, fears, anxieties and other characteristics associated with Asperger's. This is an excellent video for family members and professionals wanting to gain a better understanding of Asperger's syndrome. For ordering information, call the Films for the Humanities and Sciences at 1-800-257-5126.

ASPERGER'S SYNDROME: CROSSING THE BRIDGE. (2000). Length: 28 minutes. Produced by Michael Thompson Productions. Tony Attwood interviews Liane Willey, author of Pretending to be Normal as she shares her personal perspective as an individual with Asperger's Syndrome. Highly recommended for those interested in learning more about the characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome, and the impact of Asperger's on coping with life and developing relationships. For ordering information, contact Michael Thompson Productions at 1-630-357-0696 or via email at videos@mtpro.net .

ASPERGER'S SYNDROME: LIVING OUTSIDE THE BELL CURVE. (2001). Length: 18 minutes. Produced by Video Architects. This video looks at Asperger's Syndrome in general and focuses on 12-year- old Andrew. Causes, symptoms, and strategies for coping with Asperger's Syndrome are highlighted. This is an excellent video for professionals and family members involved with students with Asperger's Syndrome. For ordering information, call IEP Resources at 1-800-651- 0954.

AUTISM: A WORLD APART - QA-039 (1994). Length: 52 minutes. Produced for British TV by Poseidon Productions. This British documentary features three individuals with autism. The program shows the strain placed on their families and how each family has learned to cope. The role education can play, in helping children to lead happier and more fulfilled lives, is discussed. An approach called Holding Therapy is demonstrated with one young child. Recommended for families of newly diagnosed individuals with autism spectrum disorders. For ordering information, call the Films for the Humanities and Sciences at 1-800-257-5126. This video is also available under the title Autism: A Strange, Silent World. Other details of earlier versions? Director: Don Kalmanson; Producer: Karen Cunninghame. 1989 (c1987). (Dist. by Fanlight Productions, 47 Halifax St., Boston, MA 02130), Video $250.00; rental $50.00/day, $100.00/week Reviewed in 1990feb CHOICE

AUTISM: BEING FRIENDS. (1991). Length: 9 minutes. Produced and distributed by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism. This video was designed to be shown as part of a disability awareness unit on autism. The video is most appropriate for elementary school students, however, it also can be used with older students and even for professionals first learning about autism spectrum disorders. For ordering information, call the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at 1- 812-855-6508.

AUTISM: REACHING THE CHILD WITHIN. (1981). Length: 30 minutes. Produced by WHA-TV. This video profiles three children with autism and their families. The program provides viewers with a description of the characteristics of autism and the trials of living with this disability. Professionals offer their insights into autism, and recommendations for effective treatment. While somewhat outdated, professionals and family members might be interested in gaining a historical perspective of autism. Distributed by PBS video. No longer available for sale. 

AUTISM: SPECIAL PLANNING FOR SPECIAL PEOPLE. (1988). Length: 13 minutes. Produced by Perfection Media Production. This video illustrates strategies for interacting with and addressing the challenging behaviors of students with autism on the school bus. Recommended to be used for training bus drivers. While some of the information on the characteristics of autism is outdated, the recommendations are still relevant. For ordering information, call Albuquerque Public Schools at 1-505-243-7811.

AUTISM: THE CHILD WHO COULDN'T PLAY. (1996). Length: 47 minutes. Produced and Distributed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. This video provides an overview of the characteristics associated with and current research into autism spectrum disorders. The video describes the program offered by the Princeton Child Development Institute, highlights the importance of early intervention, and describes the use and role of applied behavior analysis. Recommended for use by professionals and families involved in the diagnosis and assessment of autism spectrum disorders, and those interested in early intervention. For ordering information, call the Films for the Humanities and Sciences at 1-800-257-5126.

AUTISM: WHAT CAN PARENTS DO? (1999). Length: 34 minutes. Produced, written and narrated by Shah Bahador, M.A. The purpose of this video is to inform and educate parents of newly diagnosed children with autism with a special focus on parent's experiences and reactions to the diagnosis; and the use of the discrete trial format and "behavior modification". Since community resources are discussed, this video is most appropriate for families residing in California. No ordering information provided.

AUTISM AWARENESS VIDEO FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT/COMMUNITY SERVICE PERSONNEL. (1998). Length: 23 minutes. Developed by the Harrisburg Chapter of the Autism Society of America and funded by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council. The video highlights behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders, and provides recommendations for how community members and law enforcement agencies should interact with these individuals. Recommended as a disability awareness tool for community members and law enforcement personnel. For ordering information, call the Autism Society of America at 1-800-3AUTISM.

AUTISM CONTINUUM. (1996). Length: 80 minutes. Produced by Future Horizons. This is a video of Dr. Temple Grandin's conference presentation. In this video, Temple discusses topics which include early intervention, sensory difficulties, subtypes of autism spectrum disorders, educational programming, learning characteristics, employment, problem behaviors, and the use of medications. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in gaining a better understanding of autism spectrum disorders from a personal perspective. For ordering information, call Future Horizons at 1-800-489-0727. 

AUTISM PERSPECTIVES. (1996). Length: 55 minutes. Funded by Continuing Education Programs of America. This video features Margaret Bauman, M.D.; Stephen Edelson, Ph.D.; Temple Grandin, Ph.D.; and Lorna Jean King, OTR, FAOTA responding to a series of frequently asked questions related to diagnosis,  programming, early intervention, employment, characteristics, research, and sensory integration. The video ends with advice and suggestions to family members. Recommended for professionals and family members interested in hearing well-known professionals discussing issues related to autism spectrum disorders. For ordering information, call Continuing Education Programs of America at 1-309-263-0310.

BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN. (1987). Length: 45 minutes. Developed by the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Young Autism Project. This video illustrates the evolution of the Lovaas Method, and the curriculum and instructional approaches associated with this method. The progress of those involved in this intensive program is documented. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in learning more about the early work and research of Ivar Lovaas. For ordering information, call Focus International at 1-631- 549-5320.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: A SEARCH FOR THE SOLUTIONS TO AUTISM. (1990). Length: 28 minutes. Produced by Sally Wells for Yorkshire Television. This video explores the possible origins of autism and the therapies developed for treatment. The documentary illustrates four therapies, including, music therapy, pointing and gesturing to facilitate communication, Walden Therapy (structured play), and holding therapy. Recommended for professionals and family members interested in learning more about these four treatment approaches. For ordering information, call the Filmakers Library at 1-212-808-4980.

BEHIND THE GLASS DOOR: HANNAH'S STORY. (2000). Length: 52 minutes. Produced by Windborne Productions. This video follows one family's struggle over a period of five years. It offers tremendous insight into the stress families and educators face as they tackle this mysterious disorder, while giving hope and inspiration. The video documents Hannah's involvement and progress in an intensive one-on-one therapy program, and in a general education classroom. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in intensive early intervention and in involving children in the typical school environment. For ordering information, call Fanlight Productions at 1-800-937-4113. Amazon? QA-291-$245  

BREAKING THE BARRIERS: RELAXATION TECHNIQUES FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. (1989). Length: 23 minutes. Produced by Samdperil Audio-Visual. This video was developed at the Groden Center and illustrates various relaxation techniques (e.g., visual imagery, deep breathing) to assist individuals to self-regulate their behaviors in stressful situations. Recommended for professionals and family members interested in teaching self-management and self-control strategies that individuals with autism spectrum disorders can use in community settings. For ordering information, call the Groden Center at 1-401-274-6310.

BREAKING THE BARRIERS II: IMAGERY PROCEDURES FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. (1991). Length: 33 minutes. Produced by Samdperil Audio-Visual. This video was developed at the Groden Center and illustrates imagery based procedures including the use of positive reinforcement, covert modeling, and a self-control triad to assists individuals to self-regulate their behaviors in stressful situations or under conditions that may evoke extreme fear. Recommended for professionals and family members interested in teaching self-control strategies that individuals with autism spectrum disorders can use in community settings. For ordering information, call the Groden Center at 1-401-274-6310.

BREAKING THE BARRIERS III: INTENSIVE EARLY INTERVENTION AND BEYOND: A SCHOOL-BASED INCLUSION PROGRAM. (1998). Length: 22 minutes. Produced by Samdperil Audio-Visual and the Groden Center. This video illustrates the Groden/Millville Model Center for including students with autism. Specific components of a highly effective program are described. Recommended for professionals and family members interested in involving students with autism in regular classroom settings. For ordering information, call the Groden Center at 1-401-274-6310 or contact Research Press via ww.researchpress.com . 

BREAKING THE SILENCE BARRIER. (1996). Length: 56 minutes. Produced by Thirteen/WNET. This program reports on creative technologies that are used to help people with autism, traumatic brain injuries, and learning and speech disabilities. Temple Grandin explains her "squeeze machine" which uses deep pressure to help ease the hyperacute sensory dysfunction that often accompanies autism. Renowned neurologist, Oliver Sacks, shares his view on how people with autism can find meaning in their own distinctive way. The use of Auditory Integration Training is described. Also profiled is Bob Williams, who is the first person with a significant disability to hold a major Federal office, and several people with learning disabilities and traumatic brain injuries who have improved their lives by using multimedia software programs.  Recommended for professionals and family members interested in gaining a better understanding of the impact of autism. For ordering information, call the Films for the Humanities and Sciences at 1-800-257-5126 or Program Development Associates at 1-800-543-2119. 

BREAKTHROUGHS: HOW TO REACH STUDENTS WITH AUTISM. (1998). Length: 25 minutes. Distributed by Attainment Company, Incorporated. This video features Karen Sewell demonstrating techniques that she has refined during her 20 years of special education instruction. Her approach combines high expectations, physical prompting, modeling, and attending to task. Recommended for use by family members and professionals involved in teaching young children with autism. For ordering information, call Attainment Company at 1-800-327-4269. 

BRIDGES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM. (1997). Developed by Educational Models. Bridges for Children with Autism is a series of videotapes and manuals to help parents and teachers establish an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program for children with autism. The manuals include a curriculum, forms and procedures to be used when designing a program. For ordering information, call National Professional Resources, Incorporated at 1-800-453-7461. The four videos include the following:
a) Introductory Video. Length: 24 minutes. Provides an overview of autism spectrum disorders and of the Bridges program. Testimony presented by family members of young children with autism who have benefitted from this program. 
b) Tape 1. Length: 47 minutes. This video presents information about autism and the application of Applied  Behavior Analysis, and reviews the development of an appropriate education plan and how to use targeted programs.
c) Tape 2. Length: 117 minutes. This video covers 18 different goals across nine content areas, such as attention, self-help, receptive language during one-to-one discrete trials, and generalization training.
d) Tape 3. Length: 79 minutes. This video covers how to properly collect performance and behavior data, observe behavior management techniques, socialization training, and troubleshooting.

BROTHERS AND SISTERS. (1995). Length: 21 minutes. Produced by the Autism Society of British Columbia and the Open Learning Agency. This is a video about siblings for siblings of children with autism. Children and young adults candidly share their feelings about growing up with a brother or sister with autism, having to assume more family responsibilities, and coping with the challenges and joys that a child with autism brings into a family. Excellent video for siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders. Can be an excellent tool for organizing discussions for sibling support groups. For ordering information, call the Autism Society of British Columbia at 604-261-8888.

BUT HE KNOWS HIS COLORS: CHARACTERISTICS OF AUTISM IN CHILDREN BIRTH TO THREE. (1995). Length: 28 minutes. Developed by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. This video provides an overview of the characteristics associated with autism as outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Fourth Edition. Footage of four young children in clinical situations is used to highlight core characteristics. Appropriate for use in training others about the diagnosis of autism. For ordering information, call Child Development Media at 1-800-805-8942.

CAREERS: OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH/DEVELOPING CAREERS FOR HIGH FUNCTIONING PEOPLE WITH AUTISM (1999). Length: 30 minutes. Developed by Future Horizons. This video features Temple Grandin speaking about obtaining and maintaining employment. Specific topics addressed include preparation for work, job options, the role of mentors, social behaviors in work situations, and other related topics. Temple offers her personal insights and perspectives. Recommended for use by professionals, family members, and individuals with autism spectrum disorders interested in examining employment options. For ordering information, call Future Horizons at 1-800-489- 0727.  

CHALLENGES AND HOPE: SEEKING AN UNDERSTANDING OF AUTISM. (1992). Length: 23 minutes. Produced by the Autism Research Foundation at Boston City Hospital. This video introduces autism and discusses neurological research being done by Margaret Bauman and others. A major focus of the video is the need for donated brains of people with autism who have died. Recommended for parents and professionals interested in understanding the role of brain research. For ordering information, call Boston City Hospital at 1-617-534-5290.

CHILD YOU DO HAVE. (1994). Length: 40 minutes. Produced in association with the Discovery Channel. This video discusses autism in terms of the listening and sensory difficulties experienced by these individuals. An approach practiced at the Learning Centre in Canada, the Tomatis Method, is described. The approach involves the use of a recorded and electronically filtered version of the mother's voice to desensitize the child to noises, and to entice them to listen. Recommended for professionals and family members interested in gaining a different perspective of autism spectrum disorders, and in learning about the use of sound stimulation to improve learning, language, and communication. For ordering  information, call the Listening Centre at 1- 416-588-4136. 

COME BACK JACK. (1999). Length: 55 minutes. Produced by Robert Parish. This video chronicles one family's journey through various therapeutic approaches with their son who was diagnosed with autism. Specific approaches include the Miller Method, therapeutic horseback riding, and the Greenspan Approach. Recommended for professionals and family members pursuing treatment options for young children with autism spectrum disorders. For ordering information, visit Come Back Jack website at www.comebackjack.com   [Terrace Park, OH?] : Write Field Features/Robert Parish ; Cicero, N.Y. : distr. by Program Development Associates, c1999

CREDO FOR SUPPORT. (1995). Length: 4 minutes. Distributed by Axis Consultation and Training Limited. This powerful video, set to music, offers a series of suggestions for people who care about and support someone with a disability. It prompts viewers to question the common perceptions of disability, professionalism, and support. Designed for use in presentations, staff training and orientation programs, this excellent video can serve as a provocative catalyst for a dialogue on our values and issues. For ordering information, call Axis Consultation and Training at 1-250-754-9939.

DAY BY DAY: RAISING THE CHILD WITH AUTISM/PDD. (1992). Length: 60 minutes. Produced by Joan F. Goodman and Susan Hoban. This video offers valuable insights into the day-to-day experiences of two families of children with autism/pervasive developmental disorders. The parents explain the actual problems they confront, their strategies for coping, their frustrations, and their satisfactions in raising children with autism. A booklet outlining many of the issues discussed by both families and suggested topics for discussion is included with the video. Recommended for families of newly diagnosed younger children, and professionals who work with young children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. For ordering information, contact Guildford Publications, Incorporated at 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012.

DEVELOPING FRIENDSHIPS: WONDERFUL PEOPLE TO GET TO KNOW. (2001). Length: 12 minutes. Produced by Kim Davis/Indiana Resource Center for Autism. Each of us has a strong need for companionship and relationship with others. Individuals with autism spectrum disorders share those feelings. They want friends and relationships but the social aspect of their life is one of their greatest challenges. In this video, individuals discuss the various social difficulties they experience, such as being bullied, missing subtle social cues, and following and maintaining conversations. Strategies for supporting social interactions are highlighted. For ordering information, call the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at 1-812-855-6508. 

DIFFERENT JOURNEY: CURRENT MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE. (1996). Length: 60 minutes. Developed by the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). This video features Dr. Peter Tanguay, Dr. Ricki Robinson and Dr. Susan Smalley speaking to parents in an informal medical setting. Some of the medical issues addressed include genetics, medications and vitamins, diagnosis and dealing with pediatricians, and areas of brain research related to autism spectrum disorders. Recommended for professionals and family members interested in various areas of medical research. For ordering information, call Future Horizons at 1-800-489-0727.

DIFFERENT JOURNEY: THE FAMILIES. (1996). Length: 43 minutes. Developed by the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). This video was developed by a group of parents who wanted to share their experiences and information on living with a child with an autism spectrum disorder. Topics addressed include diagnosis, reactions from family and friends, and the impact on the family. Recommended for professionals or family members interested in gaining a better understanding of the thoughts and reactions of family members. For ordering information, call Future Horizons at 1-800-489-0727.

DIFFERENT JOURNEY: PROGRAM TREATMENTS. (1997). Length: 92 minutes. Produced by the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). This video highlights questions by family members as they listen to professionals provide information related to functional assessment, instructional programming, desensitization, sensory integration, and communication. Facilitated communication, auditory integration training, and the Irlen lenses are also described. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in learning about various treatment approaches. For ordering information, call Future Horizons at 1-800-489-0727.

DIFFERENT JOURNEY: THE REAL EXPERTS. (1996). Length: 25 minutes. Developed by the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). This video highlights a group of adults with autism spectrum disorders who share their thoughts and feelings about their diagnosis and their lives in general. Topics addressed include education, employment, living independently, companionship, marriage, and savant skills. The video includes an interview with Jerry Newport. Recommended for anyone trying to understand autism spectrum disorders or interested in starting a support group for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. For ordering information, call Future Horizons at 1- 800-489-0727.

DIFFERENT SHADES OF AUTISM. THE SCREENING AND DIAGNOSIS OF AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDERS (1999). Length: 60 Minutes. Produced by the Veronica Bird Charitable Foundation. This video documents the progress of young children with autism spectrum disorders. The objective is to help medical professionals recognize the early signs of autism, so intervention can begin as soon as possible. The use of prednisone in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders is also discussed. This video would be helpful for family members and professionals involved in the early diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. ASIN: 0964616890 The video is free and can be obtained by calling 1-410-956-5882 or on-line at www.aheadwithautism.com.

DISCRETE TRIAL TEACHING. (1999). Length: 62 minutes. Produced by New York Families for Autistic Children, Inc. This video is part of the Family Educational Series, and provides practical and easy to understand suggestions for establishing an applied behavior analysis program using discrete trial teaching. Specific strategies illustrated include shaping, prompting, errorless learning, reinforcement, and generalization. Excellent video for family members and professionals involved in designing a discrete trial teaching program for young children with autism spectrum disorders. For ordering information, call New York Families for Autistic Children at 1-718-641- 6711. This organization also has videos available on the following topics: Behavior Management, Improving Play Skills, Increasing Language, Toilet Training, Activities of Daily Living, Teaching Social Skills, Teaching Academics, and Classroom Management.

DOCTOR IS IN: AUTISM. (1991). Length: 29 minutes. Produced by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Autism is shown through the experiences of four people with autism and their families, including Temple Grandin. The symptoms and profiles of autism are discussed. Facilitated communication and the use of hand-held computers are illustrated. Recommended for families and professionals interested in gaining a better understanding of autism from a personal and family perspective. For ordering information, call Program Development Associates at 1- 800-543-2119.

DOLAN METHOD: TEACHING THE CHILD WITH AUTISM TO SWIM. (1991). Length: 42 minutes. Developed by Bettie Spowal.  The video illustrates a range of children with autism learning to swim using the Dolan Method. While not a professionally done video, it can provide helpful tips for those interested in teaching children with autism how to swim. For ordering information, call Bettie Spowal at 513-831-9969.

FACE OF INCLUSION: A PARENTS' PERSPECTIVE. A VIDEO PRESENTATION ON FULL SCHOOL INCLUSION. (1995). Length: 68 minutes. Produced by Siano, Spitz and Associates. This video focuses on the experiences of a family in New York with three daughters, the oldest who has Rett Syndrome. The parents candidly discuss the pros and cons of inclusion for all involved. Recommended for professionals and family members interested in including students with pervasive developmental disorders. For ordering information, call Joenro, Incorporated at 1-315-422-7796. 

FACILITATED COMMUNICATION: 6-VIDEO MULTIMEDIA TRAINING PACKAGE AND DISCUSSION GUIDE
The Facilitated Communication Institute announces a six-part videotape series and discussion guide on the method with special emphasis on how to use facilitated communication with different age groups and in different settings. The videos were produced by the Academy Award winning documentary producers Gerardine Wurzburg and Grady Watts ("Educating Peter") of State of the Art, Inc. 50.00 (60.00 PAL version). Complete six-video package:  US$ 250. Checks and money orders are payable to SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY.  Purchase orders are also accepted.  Telephone orders and email orders are not accepted. Mail to: Facilitated Communication Institute, Syracuse University, 370 Huntington Hall, Syracuse NY 13244-2340.

 --"EVERY STEP OF THE WAY": TOWARD INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATION This is a training videotape and documentary of individuals working toward independent typing, demonstrating their progress and sharing their thoughts on what helps them succeed. Lucy Harrison and Larry Bissonnette each demonstrate how they can now type with just a supportive hand on the shoulder; Kelvin Washington shows a   strategy for finding the initial minimal level of support a person needs to type; and Sharisa Kochmeister demonstrates that it is possible to progress from hand and wrist support to typing with no physical support at all. Every Step of the Way includes commentary from these four individuals and their facilitators as well as from the staff of the Facilitated Communication Institute. 50.00 (60.00 PAL version) 

--"WE HAVE A LOT TO OFFER": AN INTRODUCTION TO FACILITATED COMMUNICATION 
This overview includes interview footage of Australian educator Rosemary Crossley and American educator Douglas Biklen, as well as the thoughts of parents, teachers, and individuals who use facilitated communication. The video includes background on the method, a rationale for why some people with disabilities are helped by this approach, suggestions for which individuals may find it useful, information on how to determine that the method is working, and a discussion of how to confirm that the words typed are those of the individual with the communication disability.   50.00 (60.00 PAL version) 

--"A PART OF OUR LIFE": FACILITATED COMMUNICATION WITH PRE-SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN     Filmed primarily at the Jowonio School in Syracuse New York, this video describes how to introduce facilitation to young children with various developmental disabilities. The classroom scenes all include children with and without disabilities. The video provides portraits of five children who use facilitated communication to express their thoughts and feelings.   50.00 (60.00 PAL version)

--FACILITATED COMMUNICATION "IN THE SCHOOL YEARS"  Filmed in elementary, middle and high schools, this video introduces the method and explores how students can be supported in regular classes to communicate and participate. Teachers explain how they adjust their teaching approaches to help students using facilitation to succeed in their classrooms. The video shows peers, parents and siblings, as well as teachers and teaching assistants facilitating. A school principal discusses how administrators can support implementation of facilitation in the school.    50.00 (60.00 PAL version)

--"A NEW BEGINNING": FACILITATED COMMUNICATION FOR ADULTS” This video features three adults, showing how they use facilitation in their daily lives in the community. The video briefly explains how to get started with facilitation, including some hints at working on independent typing, and how to support people using facilitation in different community settings. The title of this video, "A New Beginning, " is how one of the people featured describes the meaning of facilitation for her. 50.00 (60.00 PAL version)

--FACILITATED COMMUNICATION WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS This tape is based on the experiences of several families and friends. It describes how they got started, how they continue using facilitation, and the changes it has brought. It focuses on the impact of facilitation on family relationships and the opportunities it provides for developing deeper personal friendships. Families describe how facilitated communication can cause roles to be redefined, routines to change, and inclusion to be broadened. The tape shows how facilitated communication can be a crucial element in people gaining greater self determination. 50.00 (60.00 PAL version)

The 36-page discussion guide for this series is included with all orders from the series. The guide includes useful information on facilitated communication, worksheets for group discussions, and a bibliography. 

GETTING STARTED WITH FACILITATED COMMUNICATION, by Annegret Schubert 
This videotape describes the details of the getting started process, including discussion of candidacy, facilitator attitude, materials and equipment, and the components involved in a first session. Several first sessions are excerpted, showing a child, a teenager, a person with challenging behavior, and a child with significant but not fully functional speech. Each segment points to some of the important specifics focussed on as they apply to the getting started process.    50.00 also available by mail from FCI.

FAMILY FOCUS SERIES VOLUME I: DATA COLLECTION. (1997). Length: 21 minutes. Developed by the Autism Training Center at Marshall University in West Virginia. This video highlights the importance of data collection, discusses issues related to collecting objective information, and illustrates data collection strategies. The video serves as learning tool by allowing viewers to practice techniques. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in learning how to design and implement a data collection system. For ordering information, call the Autism Training Center at 1-304-696-2332.

FAMILY FOCUS SERIES VOLUME II: DATA ANALYSIS. (1997). Length: 13 minutes. Developed by the Autism Training Center at Marshall University in West Virginia. This video illustrates strategies for analyzing and interpreting data, and provides practical recommendations for charting data. The video serves as learning tool by allowing viewers to practice techniques. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in learning how to analyze data. For ordering information, call the Autism Training Center at 1-304-696-2332.

FAMILY FOCUS SERIES VOLUME III: FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT. (1998). Length: 14 minutes. Developed by the Autism Training Center at Marshall University in West Virginia. This video discusses the process of conducting a functional behavior assessment, including examining the various functions of problem behaviors, identifying antecedent conditions, setting events and consequences surrounding the behavior, and linking gathered information to programming. The video serves as learning tool by allowing viewers to practice techniques. Recommended for family members and professionals involved in addressing challenging behaviors. For ordering information, call the Autism Training Center at 1-304-696-2332.

FIREHEARTS: THE GIFT OF AUTISM. (1994). Length: 37 minutes. Produced by the University of Hawaii: Resource and Technical Assistance Project on Autism. This video focuses on the experiences of three families in dealing with a family member diagnosed with autism. Parents discuss experiences encountered during the diagnosis and personal reactions to the diagnosis. Parents and siblings share perceptions on coping with behaviors, reactions from other people, social/leisure activities, and strengths of their family member with autism. Individuals with autism share their viewpoints on family issues. Recommended for use with family members, siblings, professionals and others interested in understanding the family dynamics involved in having a family member with an autism spectrum disorder. For ordering information, contact The Autism Project, 110 University Avenue #401, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.

FINDING OUT WHAT WORKS: CREATING ENVIRONMENTS WHERE ALL CAN LEARN. (2001). Length: 23 minutes. Produced by Kim Davis/Indiana Resource Center for Autism. Attending school can be a tremendous challenge for individuals with autism and Asperger's syndrome. It can take a monumental effort from those individuals to be accepted and involved in all aspects of the school environment and curriculum. Teachers and peers who do not understand may unknowingly create a more challenging classroom situation for students with autism or Asperger's. This video provides personal insights into educational  situations which were most and least supportive for specific individuals. Specific accommodations such as visual supports, instructional modifications, and other important strategies are highlighted. By listening to these individuals and their suggestions, we can create successful learning environments. For ordering information, call the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at 1-812-855-6508. 

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION SUCCESS STORIES. (1997). Length: 28 minutes. Produced by West Virginia Documentary Consortium and Spectra Media, Inc. This video focuses on two individuals with disabilities, one who has autism, and the role of augmentative communication devices. Recommended for use with family members and professionals involved with individuals who may benefit from augmentative communication devices. For ordering information, contact Cambridge Educational at 1-800-468-4227.

GEORGE: A FAMILY DOCUMENTARY (original) and PORTRAIT OF AN AUTIST (as shown in May 2001 in Seattle).

"THE WWW.GFCFDIET.COM COMPREHENSIVE VIDEO" Three Part Video Series, each one hour. The information on these videos is discussed in a relaxed setting between knowledgeable professionals. Their casual approach allows parents to better understand the GFCF Diet and the additional foods and supplements that many parents associate with their child's well being. Excellent review and explanation about the GFCF Diet is presented by Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, M.D. and Betsy Prohaska, Author and diet  counselor. A2$54.95
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GREAT EXPECTATIONS: LIVING WITH MORE ABLE LEVELS OF PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS (PDD). (1996). Length: 40 minutes. Developed by the Geneva Centre. This video discusses issues related to supporting and educating people with pervasive developmental disorders including practical strategies to accommodate learning needs and to lessen anxiety. Learning and social skills, areas of strength and interest, work options, and visual support systems are discussed. Interviews with family members and individuals with autism are included throughout the video. Recommended for family members and professionals involved in supporting individuals with pervasive developmental disorders, including Asperger's syndrome and high- functioning autism. For ordering information, call the Geneva Centre at 1-416-322-7877.

HOW TO SET UP YOUR HOME TO HELP THE NONVERBAL CHILD. (1997). Length: 32 minutes. This video is presented by two speech therapists, Katera Murphy and Carolyn Rouse, who have expertise in using augmentative communication devices with children with disabilities. The video provides practical and highly creative recommendations for designing and implementing augmentative communication devices, such as picture communication boards. Especially designed for family members interested in making communication accessible for children in the home. Also recommended for professionals interested in designing augmentative systems that are relevant for home and school situations. For ordering information, call Mayer Johnson Company at 1-619- 550-0084. 

HYPERLEXIA. (1991). Length: 19 minutes. Produced by the Center for Speech and Language Disorders. This video highlights the characteristics of hyperlexia, including the social and language difficulties, and precocious reading skills. Recommended for those interested in finding out more about Hyperlexia. For ordering information, call the Center for Speech and Language Disorders at 1-630-530-8551.

I WANT MY LITTLE BOY BACK: ONE FAMILY'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE SON-RISE PROGRAM. (19 ). Length: 55 minutes. Developed by the British Broadcasting Corporation. This video describes the Son-Rise Program available through the Options Institute in Massachusetts, and illustrates the use and impact of this program on one young boy with autism. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in learning about the philosophy surrounding and the specific components of the Son-Rise Program. For ordering information, call the Options Institute at 1-800-714-2779 or at 1-413-229-2100. 

INTRODUCTION TO PECS: THE PICTURE EXCHANGE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM. (1998). Length: 25 minutes. Produced by Pyramid Educational Consultants and the Autism Training Center at Marshall University. This video provides an overview of the potential benefits of using PECS, including increasing spontaneity and initiation. It provides examples of each training phase within PECS in school, home, and community settings with a variety of partners. The video is not intended as a training tool. Recommended for professionals and family members interested in PECS. For information about training opportunities and products, call Pyramid Educational Consultants at 1-888-732-7462 or visit http://www.pecs.com .

JUST CALL HIM MATTHEW! (1992). Length: 26 minutes. Produced by Michael From Mountains Productions. A video which features a group of children of various ages who have brothers or sisters with special needs, including autism. The children speak openly about their feelings and experiences as siblings of brothers and sisters with autism. Recommended for siblings, family members, students, and professionals who are interested in the tremendous insights of siblings and in gaining a better understanding of the impact of having a brother or sister with a disability. This videotape would be an excellent "kick-off" to a group discussion with or about siblings. For ordering information, call Michael >From Mountains Productions at 505-291-9284.

LOOK BEYOND THE LABELS: TEACHING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND RELATED PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS (1/2" VHS, 24 Minutes, 1996).  This videotape was developed for classroom teachers and others not familiar with this spectrum of disorders. This videotape will expand the knowledge of many teachers and also demonstrate strategies used by some of their colleagues who are contributing to the growth and development of this special population in classrooms.
       Produced by:
       The Metropolitan Toronto School Board
       School Programs and Services
       45 York Mills Road
       North York, Ontario M2P 1B6
       Tel: (416) 397-2509 Fax: (416) 397-2640

MAKING CONTACT: SENSORY INTEGRATION AND AUTISM. (1993). Length: 27 minutes. Produced by Judith Reisman. This video presents information on the basic concepts of sensory integration and autism. Lorna Jean King is featured describing the sensory processing difficulties of various children. Over 20 exercises and additional references are included in a companion Viewer's Manual. An excellent video for families and professionals interested in learning practical programming ideas for children with sensory processing difficulties. For ordering information, call Continuing Education Programs of America at 1-309-263-0310. 

MEDICATIONS: FACT AND FICTION/DIAGNOSING AND EVALUATING MEDICATIONS FOR AUTISM. (1999). Length: 28 minutes. Developed by Future Horizons. This video features Temple Grandin discussing the diagnosis, neurology, characteristics, and subtypes of autism. Dr. Grandin provides an overview of the various medications used with individuals with autism spectrum disorder, and presents a framework for assessing the risks and benefits of specific medications. Dr. Grandin is not a medical doctor, but provides her input as someone with an autism spectrum disorder. For ordering information, call Future Horizons at 1-800-489-0727.

MY BROTHER FRANK (1/2 " VHS, 25 minutes, 1989)
This is the true story of how network TV reporter Steve Dunlop came to terms with the knowledge that his brother Frank had autism. It is a moving illustration of the relationship between the two brothers and an uplifting introduction to an adult with autism who is meaningfully employed and appears to enjoy life.
      Distributed by:
      The Story Painters
      P.O. Box 195
      Piedmont, N.Y., 10968 USA

ONE-ON-ONE: WORKING WITH LOW-FUNCTIONING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES. (2000). Length: 21 minutes. Produced by IEP Resources. This video was written by Marilyn Chassman, and describes the program and teaching strategies she has designed and adopted for her son, Brian. This is a wonderful video for professionals and family members who are seeking strategies for educating children with autism who are considered "low-functioning." For ordering information, call IEP Resources at 1-800-651-0954 or Attainment Company at 1-800-327-4269. 

OUT-OF-SYNC CHILD: RECOGNIZING AND COPING WITH SENSORY INTEGRATION DYSFUNCTION. (2001). Length: 86 minutes. Developed by Sensory Resources. Many children with autism and Asperger's Syndrome share problems with processing sensory input. In this two video set, Carol Kranowitz discusses Sensory Integration Dysfunction, including how to recognize and more importantly, cope with the disorder. Recommended for family members and professionals involved with an individual who experiences sensory processing difficulties. For ordering information, call Future Horizons at 1-800-489-0727.

OUT OF THE DARKNESS: THE JEFF MATNEY STORY. (1994). Length: 13 minutes. Produced by Autism Services Center in Huntington, West Virginia. Out of Darkness is the story a young man with autism who engaged in challenging behaviors. The video begins in his home and chronicles the steps and teamwork involved in moving him back into the world as a participating member of the community. Excellent video for professionals and family members to highlight the power of effective programming for an individual with extremely dangerous behavior. For ordering information, call Autism Services Center at 1-304-525-8014.

PARENTS' VOICES: A FEW SPEAK FOR MANY. (1987). Length: 45 minutes. Produced by Pacer Center. This video contains presentations by families who provide an articulate discussion of the challenges they have faced in obtaining appropriate services for their children with emotional disabilities and autism. While somewhat outdated, the issues discussed remain relevant today. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in gaining a better understanding of parents' perspective. For ordering information, call the Pacer Center in Minnesota or the Families as Allies Project at Portland State University at 1-503-229-4040. 

PORTRAIT OF AN AUTISTIC YOUNG MAN. (1986). Length: 48 minutes. Produced by the University of California- Los Angeles (UCLA). This video document the life of Joseph Sullivan from early childhood to adulthood. Includes interviews with Dr. Ruth Sullivan, Joseph's mother and the first president of the Autism Society of America. While somewhat outdated, this video provides early clip of Joseph's life, and provides a wonderful historical perspective on autism spectrum disorders. Joseph was used as one of the role models for Rainman. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in gaining a better understanding of the characteristics and challenges experienced by people with autism spectrum disorders. For ordering information, call the Behavioral Sciences Media Laboratory at UCLA at 1-213-825-0448. Producers: Barnett Addis and Daniel Hubert. 1987 (c1986). Dist. by Behavioral Sciences Media Laboratory, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute & Hospital, 760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024), video $250.00; $40.00 rental.  Reviewed in 1988sep CHOICE:
 “An excellent introduction to autism through use of a case study. The subject, Joseph Sullivan, demonstrates clinical characteristics that are then examined and explained to the viewer. His development is also contrasted with that of his nonautistic brother. Because Joseph was also the subject of a film on autism when he was in the preschool and elementary years, Infantile Autism: Invisible Wall (1968), flashbacks of that film are included for comparison and contrast. Interviews with his parents, his social companion, a family that has befriended him, one high school teacher, and a current employer complement didactic interviews with experts on autism from UCLA. The experts review and analyze various etiological theories such as social, cognitive, and deficit. This video differs from most others on autism in that the subject has been raised at home and has graduated from public school, and his parents are able to afford a social companion. The video is well organized and well edited; sound and visuals are excellent. Suitable for self-help groups dealing with autism, teachers, general audiences, high school students, and undergraduates.” --- A. L. Dailey, Community College of Allegheny County

PROMISING PRACTICES: EFFECTIVE EARLY INTERVENTION IN AUTISM. (1999). Length: 22 minutes. Produced by the Minnesota Autism Network. This video provides an overview of early intervention strategies for young children with autism spectrum disorders. Educational strategies highlighted include: teaching core skills, providing predictability and routine, adopting a functional approach to behavior, facilitating the transition to preschool classrooms, developing appropriate staffing rations, and involving parents. This is an excellent video for early intervention providers, and for families of children who are newly diagnosed. For ordering information, call Metro ECSU at 1-612-706-0801. 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS WITH AUTISM: COMPONENTS OF A DEFENSIBLE PROGRAM. (1998). Length: 13 minutes. Produced by LRP Publications. This video presents the components needed to build effective and defensible programs for students with autism, based on their IEPs. Specific components addressed and illustrated include: language/communication, attending skills, discrete trial teaching, behavior management plans, adaptive skills, parent training, and data collection. This video is useful for family members and professionals interested in assessing program effectiveness. For ordering information, call LRP Publications at 1-800-341-7874, extension 275.

RAGE FOR ORDER: AUTISM. (1998). Length: 50 minutes. Distributed by the Films for the Humanities and Sciences. Developed for the BBC and narrated by Oliver Sacks. Neurologist/author Oliver Sacks meets Jessica Parks (a young woman with autism) and highlights the impact of autism on human relationships and interactions with the world. With Jessy's parents, Dr. Sacks investigates past efforts to define and understand autism. In addition, he explores the biological basis of autism with Dr. Eric Courchesne, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in gaining a better understanding of the obsessions, fascinations, and the need for order and predictability of individuals with autism. For ordering information, call the Films for the Humanities and Sciences at 1-800-257-5126. 

RAIN MAN [videorecording] / United Artists ; a Guber-Peters Company production ; screenplay by Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow produced by Mark Johnson ; directed by Barry Levinson. -- Imprint Culver City, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, 1997. 1 videocassette (134 min.) Series: Contemporary classics. Originally released as a motion picture in 1988. Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino. A young self-centered con-man learns how to love from the autistic savant brother he had intended to use.

REFRIGERATOR MOTHERS- QA-346. Children with autism were once widely thought to be victims of inadequate parenting. Influenced by Psychologist Bruno Bettelheim, mental health and medical professionals claimed that autism was the product of mothers who were cold, distant, rejecting - unable to "bond properly." This video explores the psychological toll on the mothers of autistic children, and their fight to overcome the stigma and shame of this diagnosis while raising and nurturing their now adult children. Produced by Kartemquin Educational Films. As seen on the PBS series P.O.V. (54 Minutes). $195??
http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2002/refrigeratormothers/

SAMANTHA: A STORY ABOUT POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT. (1995). Length: 29 minutes. Produced by the Experimental Education Unit, University of Washington. This video follows a student with autism, Samantha, as her educational team struggles to address her challenging behaviors. The video illustrates the use of positive behavior support procedures, including functional assessment of problem behaviors, support plan development, and plan implementation. Interviews with family members, peers, paraeducators, educators, building administrators, and others highlight issues involved in this process. Highly recommended for family members and professionals involved in supporting individuals who engage in problem behaviors. For ordering information, call the Experimental Education Unit, Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington at 206-543-4011. 

SENSE OF BELONGING: INCLUDING STUDENTS WITH AUTISM IN THEIR SCHOOL COMMUNITY. (1997). Length: 20  minutes. Produced by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Institute for the Study of Developmental Disabilities, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Sense of Belonging highlights the efforts of two elementary and one middle school in Indiana in teaching students with autism in general education settings. The videos illustrates the value of inclusion and importance it plays for the future of all students across the autism spectrum. Practical suggestions for teaching students with autism are highlighted. Recommended for family members, school administrators, classmates of students with autism, educators, and the general public. For ordering information, call the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at 1-812-855-6508. 

SENSORY CHALLENGES AND ISSUES/SENSORY PROBLEMS AND LEARNING LANGUAGE. (1999). Length: 26 minutes. Developed by Future Horizons. This video features Temple Grandin discussing the sensory difficulties experienced by people with autism spectrum disorders, and related research. Dr. Grandin discusses the various conditions which may either heighten or lessen sensory challenges, and provides programming recommendations. Additional issues addressed include language processing and echolalia. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in understanding sensory processing difficulties from the perspective of someone with an autism spectrum disorder. For ordering information, call Future Horizons at 1-800-489-0727.

SENSORY PROCESSING FOR PARENTS: FROM ROOTS TO WINGS. (1998). Length: 28 minutes. Developed through the University of Minnesota as part of Aquarius Health Care Videos. This video introduces parents and others to factual and practical information about sensory processing disorders. Difficulties in motor coordination/planning, self-regulation and sensory defensiveness are presented. Parents share the impact these difficulties have had on the lives of their children. The focus of the video is on strategies for addressing these sensory concerns. Children are seen doing the kinds of sensory activities which help them to be successful in daily life. Excellent video for family members and professionals wanting to gain a better understanding of the impact of sensory processing difficulties. For ordering information, call Program Development Associates at 1-800-543-2119.

SOCIAL LANGUAGE GROUPS. (2000). Length: 15 minutes. Produced by Michael Thompson Production. This video features a group of children with Asperger's Syndrome and Sally Bligh, a speech language pathologist. Topics addressed include assessing communication, selecting assessment instruments, and designing opportunities for students to learn pragmatic social conversation. Excellent for professionals interested in developing a social language group and in encouraging social conversation. For ordering information, contact Michael Thompson Productions at 1-630-357-0696 or via email at  videos@mtpro.net .

SOCIAL STORIES AND COMIC STRIP CONVERSATIONS: UNIQUE METHODS TO IMPROVE SOCIAL UNDERSTANDING. (1998). Length: 93 minutes. Produced by Future Horizons, Incorporated. This video features Carol Gray discussing the Social Stories concept and how it can be an effective tool for children across the autism spectrum. Social Stories have helped to improve the behavior, social, functional and communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. A description of the social cognition difficulties of individuals with autism is included. Recommended for professionals or family members interested in using Social Stories. The video is accompanied by a training manual. For ordering information, call Future Horizons at 1-800-489-0727.

SPECIAL KIDS: VIDEO LEARNING PROGRAM FOR VISUAL LEARNERS. Length: Each video is approximately 40 minutes.  Produced by Special Kids. This nine video series was developed by the parents of a child with autism, whose only real interaction with the world was certain TV shows and commercials. Realizing that videos might provide an avenue for learning new skills and information, these videos were developed to cover a range of topics. Recommended for visual learners ages 2-10. For ordering information, call 1-800-KIDS-153 or visit their web site at specialkids1.com. The nine videos include the following:
-The Alphabet. (1996). This video introduces the alphabet, including both lower and upper case letters.
-Animals, Birds, and Fish. (1996). This video introduces the learner to numerous animals, birds, and
    fish through pictures, and other means.
-Body Parts and Grooming. (1996). This video introduces the learner to the various body parts. In addition, viewers learn about taking a bath or shower, washing hair, brushing teeth, and even trimming fingernails.
-A Day At School. (1998). This video covers how to behave at school from getting on the bus, to sitting quietly, to raising your hand or waiting your turn. Written and picture descriptions of school items are introduced.
-Getting Ready. (1996). This video illustrates everything that goes into dressing, including tying, zipping, and buttoning. Bathing, using the restroom, brushing your teeth, and combing your hair are also described.
-Numbers and Quantities. (1996). This video discusses numbers, counting, the basics of addition, and the concept of quantities.
-Shapes and Colors. (1996). In the video, viewers learn about shapes and colors, and what they mean in our life. 
-Spelling. (1996). This video teaches the alphabet, and spelling, reading and writing words. Views learn how to be creative and make sentences from words.
-Things in a Day. (1996). This video teaches important things such as telling time, answering a phone, and buckling a seatbelt. Also illustrates funs things such as dancing, playing catch, and drawing pictures.

THE SPECTRUM OF AUTISM- QA-344 Autism affects roughly 400,000 people in the United States alone, and is the third most common developmental disability. Yet its cause is not fully understood, and it is still one of the more mysterious and difficult disorders to diagnose and treat. In this new video, we share in the experiences of several families and professionals who have struggled to care for children who fall at various points on the spectrum of autism. (34 Minutes) Buy Now! - $195

STARTING A GROUP HOME FROM SCRATCH. (1997). Length: 43 minutes. This video provides practical recommendations for those involved in opening a group home for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Issues discussed range from funding and Medicaid, governance, purchasing and renovating a home, staffing and supervision, and other logistical considerations. Recommended for adult providers, or individuals and families interested in creating a group home options. For ordering information, call Autism Services Center at 1-304-525-8014.

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT AUTISM WITH PARENTS AND KIDS: ADOLESCENT ISSUES. (1998). Length: 38 minutes. Produced by Attainment Company, Incorporated. This video features parents, and their sons and daughters with autism spectrum disorders. Issues covered include: teasing, establishing friendships, and issues related to adulthood. Recommended for older students with and without disabilities, and adults to promote awareness of autism spectrum disorders. For ordering information, call Attainment Company at 1-800-327-4269.

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT AUTISM WITH PARENTS AND KIDS: CHILDHOOD ISSUES. (1998). Length: 38 minutes. Produced by Attainment Company, Incorporated. This video focuses on several families and their experiences in finding answers about their children's differences and development which eventually lead to a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. Parent and their children speak frankly from their perceptions and viewpoint. The video addresses many issues such as obtaining a diagnosis, identifying the warning signs of autism and the characteristics associated with autism, and developing supports for families and individuals. Recommended for family members and professionals. Particularly useful for families of children who are suspected of autism or who are newly diagnosed, and for professionals first learning about diagnosing autism spectrum disorders. For ordering information, call Attainment Company at 1-800-327-4269. 

STRUGGLING WITH LIFE: ASPERGER'S SYNDROME. (2000). Length: 14 minutes. Distributed by the Films for the Humanities and Sciences. This video is an ABC news report on autism and highlights studies done by Yale University's Fred Volkmar which shed light on both the compulsive fixations and the difficulties in comprehending facial expressions that characterize Asperger's syndrome. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in gaining a better understanding of Asperger's, especially the fixations and social difficulties. Excellent video for promoting awareness. For ordering information, call the Films for the Humanities and Sciences at 1-800-257-5126. 

SUPPORTING YOUNG CHILDREN WITH AUTISM. (1997). Length: 59 minutes. Developed by the University of Iowa. This three part video provides an overview of autism spectrum disorders, and highlights preventative, reactive and skill-building strategies. Support systems and strategies for addressing generalization are also discussed. Uses video clips from actual classrooms. Recommended for professionals and family members involved in educating children with autism spectrum disorders in elementary school and early intervention settings. For ordering information, call the Autism Services Program at 1-319-356-4619.

TEACHING DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED CHILDREN. (1981). Length: approximately 20 minutes each. Developed by Ivar Lovaas and Ron Leaf. These 6 videos are to be used in conjunction with the following text, Teaching Developmentally Disabled Children: The Me Book. The 6 videos include:
   Tape 1: Getting Ready To Learn
   Tape 2: Early Language
   Tape 3: Basic Self-Help Skills
   Tape 4: Advanced Language
   Tape 5: Expanding World
   Tape 6: Preview Tape
Strategies such as the use of discrete trial format, prompts, and reinforcement are demonstrated. Teaching imitation, attending, matching, basic self-help skills and other behaviors are illustrated. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in the Lovaas Method. For ordering information, call PRO-Ed at 1-512-451-3246.

TRANSITIONS: THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE FOR PERSONS WITH AUTISM (1/2" VHS, 17 minutes, 1992).  This video deals with a variety of changes that may be difficult for individuals with autism. It discusses small changes such as moving from one activity or room to the next, as well as larger transitions such as from elementary to high school, or from school to work. Examples of individuals from pre-schoolers to adults effectively illustrate these scenarios.
      Distributed by:
      Autism Society of British Columbia
      1584 Rand Avenue 
      Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 2W3
      Tel: (604) 261-8888 Fax: (604) 261-7898

TWITCH AND SHOUT: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT TOURETTE SYNDROME. (1994). Produced and directed by Laurel Chiten. The Emmy Award nominated video provides an intimate journey into the world of Tourette Syndrome. Through the eyes of a photo journalist living with Tourette Syndrome, the viewer meets an artist, an actress, a NBA basketball player, and a lumberjack with TS. Recommended for professionals, family members, and peers as a means to provide awareness about Tourette Syndrome. For ordering information, call New Day Films at 1-201-652-6590. 

UNDERSTANDING ASPERGER'S  This video of professionals from Keene State College includes several insightful interviews with children, teenagers and a young adult with AS and their families. $40.00. Send payment with mailing address to Linda Baker, Keene State College, 229 Main St, Keene, NH 03435-3400 

UNDERSTANDING AUTISM. (1996). Length: 24 minutes. Distributed by Films for the Humanities and Sciences. This documentary focuses on the social and health programs in Canada that provide support for people with autism outside the home. An individual with autism and his family highlight the struggles encountered in achieving freedom and independence. This documentary also explores a group home for young adults with autism. Appropriate for family members of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders, and adult agency personnel. For ordering information, call the Films for the Humanities and Sciences at 1-800-257-5126. QA-100 

UNTAPPED TALENTS: PURSUING EMPLOYMENT. (2001). Length: 19 minutes. Produced by Kim Davis/Indiana Resource Center for Autism. Individuals across the autism spectrum have dreams and desires to be contributing members of their community. Part of that dream is to have a job that is meaningful and interesting to them, not simply a job that is based on their disability or diagnoses. This video highlights the various issues surrounding employment, and presents practical information about accommodating and supporting individuals in job situations, including the social aspects of a job setting. For ordering information, call the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at 1-812-855-6508.

VISUAL SUPPORTS IN THE CLASSROOM FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM AND RELATED PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS. (2000). Length: 18 minutes. Written by Jennifer Savner. Available from Autism/Asperger Syndrome Publishing Company. This video provides practical recommendations for embedding visual supports into the context of the classroom. Specific supports illustrated include schedules, choice boards, labels, task organizers, activity completion signals, and those which assist in setting boundaries. An excellent video for professionals to highlight the importance and role of visual supports. For ordering information, call Autism/Asperger Syndrome Publishing Company at 1-913-588-5988. ASIN: 0967251427

VISUAL THINKING OF A PERSON THINKER/VISUAL THINKING AND EMOTIONS IN AUTISM. (1999). Length: 25 minutes. Developed by Future Horizons. This video features Temple Grandin discussing visual thinking versus language-based thinking. and how to capitalize on visual thinking skills in education and employment. Other topics discussed include the role of fixations, abstract versus concrete learning, communication development, and emotions. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in understanding the role of visual thinking from the perspective of someone with an autism spectrum disorder. For ordering information, call Future Horizons at 1- 800-489-0727. ASIN: 1885477503

VOICES OF FRIENDSHIP. (1996). 10 minutes. Produced by the Institute on Disability/University Affiliated Program, University of New Hampshire University Affiliated Program. This video is an introduction to a teenager with Rett Syndrome and her friends. As the young women share their wisdom, they provide clear and compelling evidence that friendship can - and must - happen for everyone. Recommended for those interested in promoting reciprocal friendships for teenagers with pervasive developmental disorders. For ordering information, call the Institute on Disability at 1-603-862-4320.

WELCOME TO MY PRESCHOOL! COMMUNICATING WITH TECHNOLOGY. (1996). Length: 14 minutes. Developed by the National Center to Improve Practice. This video visits an integrated preschool classroom where students with disabilities have full access to the typical curriculum through the use of high and low technology tools. Students with communication difficulties interact with peers and staff through the use of picture communication boards and electronic devices that incorporate synthesized speech output. Recommended for those interested in learning about a range of simple technologies that enable students to fully participate in an integrated learning environment. For ordering information, call National Center to Improve Practice at 1-617-969-7100, Extension 2387. 

WE'VE CLIMBED MOUNTAINS: INCREASING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS. (2001). Length: 17 minutes. Produced by Kim Davis/Indiana Resource Center for Autism. Autism is a word that conjures many images in the minds of the general public, and that is understood in various ways by family members and professionals. To help us understand what it truly means to have an autism spectrum disorder, it is important to listen to individuals with this diagnosis. This video provides general information about autism spectrum disorders with  the hope of increasing overall awareness, especially about those with high-functioning autism/Asperger's syndrome. Specific topics addressed include sensory challenges, social understanding, and responses to the diagnosis. For ordering information, call the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at 1-812-855- 6508. 

WHAT WILL YOU DO? EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. (2000). Length: 10 minutes. Produced by the Center on Community Living and Careers, and the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community. This video introduces the viewer to supported employment opportunities awaiting people with disabilities. Through visiting a variety of work settings and interviewing many people, the two young men in this video discover the options available after school. Recommended for families, employers, and those who are investigating job options. For ordering information, call the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at 1-812-855-6508.

WRITING SOCIAL STORIES WITH CAROL GRAY. (2000). Length: 180 minutes. Produced by Future Horizons. This video is an actual Carol Gray Social Stories Workshop. In this three hour presentation, Carol explains the genesis for her concept and leads the audience through exercises for writing their own social stories. Recommended for family members and professionals interested in using Social Stories. For ordering information, call Future Horizons at 1-800-489- 0727.  

YOUR CHILD HAS PDD/AUTISM: MOVING FORWARD AFTER DIAGNOSIS, was written by Karin Melberg Schwier, edited by Michael Milo, directed by Lorene Jewitt.  Cossette was producer and DMT Director Danielle Fortosky was executive producer. Launched March 15, 2002 at USASK--second of planned three-video series to support parents, educators and caregivers of children with Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD) or Autism.  26-minutes. A resource for the College of Education, the Grassroots Alliance of Saskatchewan, the Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation, and the Saskatoon Foundation.  Using testimonials, on-location dramatizations and interviews, the video looks at early intervention strategies with children with Autism, as well as coping techniques for parents, teachers and caregivers.  Deborah Hamp, the parent of an autistic son, was the driving force behind DMT’s Autism videos, and she and her family appear, along with others, in the videos. “This is important as an educational tool, but it is more than that – it is part of a movement that focuses on inclusion.”